DesignThe exterior design is as contemporary as it is edgy. The efficient use of space along with compact, agile dimensions creates a surprisingly large amount of interior space. The rear treatment is more incisive through pronounced, angular LED taillight clusters and a tailgate that extends all the way into the integrated bumper.
The Jazz's streamlined profile is a showcase in aerodynamic efficiency. It's a car with the best of both worlds – a compact exterior design coupled with an expansive interior. The front view is dominated by a prominent grille configuration, flanked by slim, tapered headlights. The smooth, sloping roofline adds further credence to its wind-cheating aerodynamics. Sculpted flanks and chiselled character lines emphasise its sporty hatchback character.
The new models boast a longer wheelbase with an increase of 35 mm from 2495 mm to 2530 mm, giving the impression of a lower, wider, sportier car than before. The overall width and height have remained practically the same.
WheelsThe Trend model comes fitted with 15-inch wheels and 175/65R15 tyres, along with a full-sized spare wheel in the boot.
SpaceNew facets of the revamped Jazz have contributed to an increase in overall interior space. These include a more compact engine bay, more efficient rear suspension layout and new rear wheel arch design. This has resulted in significantly more space between the front and rear seats, dramatically increasing legroom. It has also increased the cargo capacity when the Magic Seats are deployed. The volume capacity with the rear seats in upright position is now a generous 363 litres and 881 litres with the seats down.
This innovative seat mechanism can be configured in a number of ways using easy-to-use levers, to accommodate a variety of tall and long objects. The rear seatback is split 60:40 to offer both seating and extended cargo space. With the rear seats folded flat, the maximum amount of space is available thanks to the flat floor and vertical sides. In Tall Mode, upright objects can be accommodates with a floor-to-roof space of more than 1,2 metres, including two mountain bikes with their front wheels removed.
TrimBlack upholstery and soft-touch charcoal finishes emphasise the upmarket feel of the cabin, while silver accents add a further air of sophistication. Intuitive ergonomics are ensured by an all-new dashboard and instrument panel, featuring blue backlighting and a trio of clear, circular dials located directly ahead of the driving position.
ACEA next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure features our highest-grade steel yet. This exclusive Honda body design utilises a network of connected structural elements to distribute frontal crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This helps reduce the force transferred to the cabin and more evenly disperses the forces transferred to other vehicles involved.
Passive safety features include dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS). These inflate at different rates depending on crash severity, seat-belt usage and other factors, supplementing the seatbelts to reduce the likelihood of head and upper body injuries in a collision. The side curtain airbag helps provide protection for front and outboard rear occupants in the event of a side impact.
Standard across the entire range are three-point inertia reel seatbelts with height-adjustable anchor points and child seat anchors in the rear.
The new Jazz range is still as safe as ever thanks to a host of active safety features. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Braking Assistance (EBA) help towards keeping you in control during an emergency situation. The hazard lights are also activated in an emergency braking situation thanks to Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology.
Vehicle Stability Assistance (VSA) is another active safety feature on all new Jazz derivatives. It operates in conjunction with the Honda's throttle control and ABS to optimise traction and control during acceleration, braking and cornering. Using data from wheel rotation, vehicle speed, steering input, lateral acceleration and yaw rate, it applies braking force independently to one or more wheels and modulates acceleration to help retain control of the car under extreme manoeuvres.
When it comes to the peace of mind of keeping your car secure, the Jazz doesn't disappoint. Standard security features include alarm/immobiliser, remote central locking, and auto door lock with selective unlocking.