New Honda Jazz arrives

BY CHARL BOSCH - FEBRUARY 4, 2015

Following its official launch last month, Honda Southern Africa has announced pricing and spec details of its all-new third generation Jazz supermini.

Renowned to be one of the marque’s best sellers, the Jazz line-up consists out of seven models with two engine and transmission options and four trim levels.

Starting off the range, the base Trend uses a revised version of the 1.2-litre petrol engine that powers the Brio and makes 66 kW and 110 N.m. A five speed manual is the sole transmission available with Honda claiming a top speed of 175 km/h, a 0-100 km/h sprint in 13.5 sec and a combined fuel consumption of 5.6 L /100 km.

Standard spec includes a two-speaker sound system with CD / MP3 / USB, colour coded bumpers, air-conditioning, 15-inch steel wheels, electric mirrors, central locking, on-board computer, keyless entry, electric windows, auto locking doors, ABS with EBD and Vehicle Stability Control, (VSA), four airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners.

Sitting above the Trend, the Comfort uses the same engine but can also be have with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) as an option over the manual. Performance and fuel consumption for the self-shifter remains unchanged from the Trend while the CVT is claimed to go from 0-100 km/h in 14.3 sec and on to a top speed of 174 km/h. Fuel consumption is also rated at 5.6 L /100 km.

Above the Trend’s list of features, the Comfort adds colour coding for the door handles and mirrors, 15-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel mounted audio controls and, on the CVT only, four-speaker sound system, cruise control and Hill Assist Control.

Also available with the option of a manual or CVT box, the Elegance uses the same 1.5-litre four cylinder that does duty in the Ballade and Mobilio, which produces 88 kW and 145 N.m. Top speed is rated at 180 km/h for both models with the manual sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 9.9 sec and the CVT in 10.6 sec. Claimed consumption is 6.0 L /100 km for the manual and 5.8 L /100 km for the CVT.

Features includes a five-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and four-speakers, electrically retractable mirrors with integrated indicators, climate control, cruise control, leather covered steering wheel and shift knob, Hill Start Assist and foglights.

Rounding off the range, the flagship Dynamic uses the same engine and transmission option as the Elegance, but includes 16-inch alloy wheels, seven-inch infotainment system with HDMI, privacy glass and rear parking sensors.

A three year / 100 000 km warranty is standard on all models with a four year / 60 000 km being optional on the Trend but standard from the Comfort up.

 

HONDA JAZZ PRICING

MODEL PRICE
1.2 Trend R179 900 
1.2 Comfort R204 900 
1.2 Comfort CVT R221 900 
1.5 Elegance  R234 900 
1.5 Elegance CVT  R249 900 
1.5 Dynamic  R249 900 
1.5 Dynamic CVT  R264 900 

 

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