Honda Jazz is a mid-range hatchback manufactured by the Japanese manufacturer Honda since 1982. In the ASEAN auto market segment, this amazing car has received a tremendous response due to its advanced appearance and high quality equipment. If you are looking for an outdoor experience or a night out, the new Honda Jazz is just the right thing to drive. This car was launched in three different variants: Honda Jazz 1.5L S, Honda Jazz 1.5L E and Honda Jazz 1.5L V. Balancing performance and fuel efficiency, this hatchback is powered by 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine (Standard for all the variants) uses Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology, Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that decreases the stress of the environment and increases thrill in the driver’s hand. This powerful i-VTEC engine has the capacity of producing the maximum power output of 120 PS at 6600 rpm together with the peak torque measuring 145 Nm at 4600 revolutions.
The Japanese auto-maker, have amazingly designed its exterior appearance adding high quality aspects such as sleek halogen headlights, fog lights, retracted automatic door mirrors, body colored door outer handles, black colored front grille with chrome plating, front intermittent wiper system and stylish LED tail lights to give the expression of elegance. Whereas, inside the makers of Honda have used high quality fabric upholstery for its interiors smartly dealing with the cost on the other hand. Also, tilt and telescopic steering wheel assigned with audio switch control, smart entry system and push start button, automatic air conditioning with electrostatic touch control panel, 7-inch display audio, along with advance audio system and power adjustable door mirrors are present in this hatchback. The flexible ULTRA seats equipped in the latest Jazz, transform the spacious interior into different modes (Utility, Tall, Long and Refresh) which results a versatile loading space. For safety and reliability, features such as Dual Front SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), 3-point ELR seat belts with pre tensioners, ISOFIX child attachment are equipped with all the variants. All in all, it is not surprising that New Honda Jazz is everybody’s kind of car.
Mileage and Fuel economy
With its standard 1.5-litre i-VTEC gasoline engine in Honda Jazz provides balance between the performance and fuel efficiency. The equipped engine provides a more than ordinary mileage count of 17.81 km/l which is mated with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which puts less stress on the environment and more thrill in the driver’s hands thereby improving the vehicle’s fuel economy.
Considering the power of the latest Honda Jazz, featuring SOHC i-VTEC, 4-valves per CYL engine type, the drive is able to generate a decent power of 120 PS at 6600 rpm together with the peak torque of 145 Nm at 4600 revolutions.
Acceleration & Pickup
The acceleration and pick up numbers of the latest Honda Jazz is again dictated by the revolutionary Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). This exceptional transmission efficiency leads to a better acceleration and balances the overall environment of the vehicle. Thus, an effective acceleration of 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 10 seconds and the top speed is about 180 km/h.
The New Honda Jazz is quite large on space, as it is embraces its stylish exterior features. The sleek halogen headlights enhances the front profile of the car, sporty alloy wheels and its trendy tailgate are just some of the exceptional features that will keep heads turning again and again. Redesigned fog lights that light your way further, body colored door outer handles gives a glimpse of sophistication and the door mirrors are allocated with integrated turning lights that automatically retracts for your convenience. The basic design of the car is expressed from its front profile has artistic creases at the black colored front grille with chrome plating and with the “H” insignia of the company. The front intermittent wiper system and rear wiper also add some excitement to its overall styling. The antenna at the top of the car gives it an unique stance while looking from side profile. Coming to its rear profile, it gives a feel of stylish family hatchback with equipped LED tail lights and artistic impression of the rear side.
The overall length for all the variants of New Honda Jazz remains standard as 3955 mm, total width as 1694 mm and height remains as 1524 mm. Whilst, the wheelbase for the Jazz is 2530 mm which is quite impressive for a hatchback.
Inside, the ambiance of new Honda Jazz is quite furnished and sophisticated. You can observe the elegance of the premium quality upholstery used inside. On-board, it is equipped with advance and stylish equipment that looks upbeat and the controls appointed on the tilt and telescopic steering wheel works amazingly and are easy to reach. The smart entry system is an efficient feature for locking and unlocking the vehicle with ease, whereas the push start button ignites the engine just with your fingertips. An automatic air conditioning with electrostatic touch control panel is an add on feature to the interiors of the vehicle. Furthermore, vanity mirrors, centre console storage with armrest, rear seat reclining, power adjustable door mirrors, multi information combination meter, map and truck light are also present in the New Honda Jazz. For ease driving,this hatchback is equipped with height adjustable driver seat, comforting driver while driving.
The latest Honda Jazz is embellished with airy interior and sophisticated fabric upholstery that increases the oomph factor of the vehicle. The 7-inch display audio, along with advance audio system is equipped to make your ride an interesting one. To keep your drinks, three cup holders are provided, even though this car has ULTRA seats that can be flipped into various modes to transform the interior into a versatile loading space and to provide convenience to its occupants. Further, its interior is lauded with enough cup holders and compartments to store all your belongings. Besides that, the secret of this new Jazz, it has its fuel tank under the front seats that provides more space at the rear for all your storage. Moreover, it is equipped with number of convenient aspects for its occupants such as power windows (Front and rear), one touch turn signal, audio control switch installed in steering wheel and automatic air conditioning system with auto touch panel.
Honda never compromises with the space and comfort of its customers, therefore they have provided us the maximum space they can. Proposing the vehicle with class-leading rear legroom and a appropriate headroom, it has the boot space measuring 399-litres. Additionally, it comprises a glove box to store your accessories and 9-cup holders to ensure that you enjoy a spill-free ride.
Engine and Performance
All of the variants of the New Honda are powered by the fuel efficient engine, 1.5-litre i-VTEC that comprises the capacity of generating the maximum power output of about 120 PS at 6600 rpm together with the peak torque measuring 145 Nm at 4600 revolutions. Balancing performance and fuel efficiency of the vehicle, the revolutionary petrol engine is one of the most prominent aspect for the Honda Jazz. This power train is accompanied by more advance Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) which known as the Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology that puts less stress on the environment and more excitement driver’s hand.
Stereo and Accessories
With new Honda Jazz, you will operating its stereo system as it is provided with an advance audio system comprising CD player and a 7-inch display which comes with Smartphone style apps. You can also connect your mobile phone with the USB socket and Auxiliary interface fitted in the car. Alongside, the 6 high quality speakers let you enjoy your music very efficiently. Moreover, the top variant Honda Jazz 1.5L V is made available with number of compelling equipment such as HDMI Socket, auto volume by speed function, Hands-free Telephone (HFT) along with steering wheel switch control to accept and reject class hands-free and safely, and voice recognition function with steering wheel switch control.
All of the three variants of Honda Jazz come embedding different sized alloy wheels which range from 15 inch alloy wheels with 175/65 R15 tyre size to 16 inch alloy wheels comprising the tyre size of 185/55 R16. The Honda JAZZ 1.5L S is made available with covered 15 inch steel wheels, 175/65 R15 tyre size.
Braking and Handling
The new Honda Jazz is allocated with good suspension to reduce the actual resistance and making the driving smooth. For easy and safe driving, the Jazz variants are fitted with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) that stabilizes the vehicle by decreasing understeer or oversteer in abrupt situation or around the tight corners, Hill Start Assist (HSA) that avoid rolling backwards when the brakes are released on an incline and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) preventing the wheels from locking up. Also, Ventilated discs (Front) and drum brakes (Rear) are appointed for further assistance in handling the vehicle safely.
Safety and Security
The variants of New Honda Jazz comes with number of safety aspects in Asian auto market. It is equipped with 6 Dual Front SRS airbags (Side airbags and Side curtain airbags) to provide safety to its occupants at the event of collision. Other safety features includes Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) for stabilizing the vehicle reducing understeer or oversteer in abrupt circumstances, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) consisting rear brake lights and hazard lights that flash automatically on sudden braking, Hill Start Assist (HSA) for avoiding rolling backwards on inclined surface, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) preventing wheels from locking up in emergency braking situations, 3-point ELR seat belts with pre tensioners and load limiters and an ISOFIC child attachment for keep your child safe and secure while riding.
- Amazing build quality
- Efficient i-VTEC engine
- Extremely Versatile
- Lack of diesel engine
- Not really a power packed drive