Details and pricing information for Honda’s facelifted Jazz supermini were recently released. Honda has also confirmed that UK dealerships will be receiving the hybrid version of the car next February. Honda did some minimal revisions to the styling. For instance, it revised that front end to reduce the Jazz’s drag co-efficient.
In fact, the car’s Cd figure fell from 0.336 to 0.330. The dashboard got some chrome trim and the higher-spec models are offered with the option of leather seats.
Honda didn’t change the basic engine lineup of 1.2 and 1.4-litre petrols but both powerplants were tweaked to have minor reductions in CO2 emissions level and to have improved fuel efficiency.
Honda boasts that the 1.4 manual now emits 126g/km and returns 51.4mpg (combined), while the 1.2 offers 123g/km and 53.3mpg.
The hybrid model shares its powertrain with the Insight and it delivers combined fuel economy of 62.8mpg and has CO2 emissions of 104g/km. Furthermore, Honda is putting back a CVT option that was seen on the first-generation Jazz. The transmission is standard on the hybrid, and is an option on the regular 1.4 petrol model.
Honda also made several mechanical revisions, including new suspension settings that are believed to “increase ride comfort and improve handling.”
The steering wheel was also tweaked to improve feel. The base 1.2 S Jazz has a price tag of £11,295 (including 20% VAT). For air conditioning, the buyer has to add £700 to the price. The CVT models have a starting price of £14,495, and the base Hybrid HE is priced at £15,995. The range goes on sale on February 1.