Under the new Honda design direction, the latest Jazz represents three key elements: High Tech, High Tension and High Touch. These focus on an overall pleasing human experience, and the new car’s exterior design was based on the “Crossfade Monoform Exterior” concept.
This third generation Jazz measures at 3955mm long (55mm longer than previous Jazz), 1695mm wide, and 1525mm tall, with 2530mm wheelbase (30mm longer than its predecessor). As a result, the new Jazz has a larger cabin space with substantial increase in passenger space, shoulder and rear leg rooms, and cargo room.
The increase in cargo space is best noticed with the seats folded down. With the configurability of the Jazz’ Ultra Seat, which folds flat or flips up, it gives the new Jazz the versatility to quickly and easily adapt to a wide variety of passenger and cargo hauling needs.
The new Jazz’s Ultra Seat has also been improved with its four seating configuration modes: Utility, Tall, Long and Refresh modes.
Like any other Honda vehicle, the application of the “man maximum, machine minimum” design concept enabled the new Jazz to achieve a compact yet highly efficient package, making it a small car but definitely one that is not small in substance.
The new Jazz also offers first-in-class features such as a seven-inch touch-screen display audio, which minimizes the use of buttons, making it easier to operate while radiating a premium feel. The seven-inch touch-screen display audio features functions such as hands-free telephone (HFT) and audio streaming via Bluetooth connectivity. For added convenience, the Bluetooth HFT and audio can be operated via controls mounted on the steering wheel.
Heeding to the call for fuel-efficient vehicles without sacrificing dynamic performance, the new Jazz is equipped with refined 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine that delivers 118hp at 6,600rpm. The 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine is mated to either an improved five-speed manual transmission or a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under the Earth Dreams Technology.
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