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2018 Honda Jazz updated

By Cameron Kirby, 01 Aug 2017 Car News

2018 Honda Jazz updated

New visual enhancements inside and out added to Honda Jazz range

The Honda Jazz has been given a mid-life spruce, receiving visual and interior enhancements.

The updated range will arrive in dealers later this month, completing Honda’s commitment to refresh, update, or introduce all-new models across its entire showroom over the last 18 months.

Exterior changes to the 2018 model year Jazz now includes new front and rear bumpers, along with a redesigned front grille, and, on the higher-spec VTi-L spec, bi-LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, and LED high and low beam.

The entire range gains new wheel designs and colour treatments, while a new paint colour has been introduced – Phoenix Orange.

Inside, the cabin gets a 7-inch touch screen audio system.

The VTi-S and VTi-L models also receive refreshed 16-inch alloy wheels, and inbuilt sat-nav as standard.

Honda’s updates for the Jazz follows its announcement that the Japanese manufacturer will now offer a 5-year, unlimited kilometre warranty on all its vehicles – an extension of two years over what it previously offered.

The Jazz range is equipped with an 88kW/145Nm 1.5-litre turbo four-cylinder engine, with CVT transmissions available for all model grades. The base-spec VTi is the only variant in the line-up that can be had with a manual transmission.

A unique feature for the Jazz is what Honda calls its ‘Magic Seats’, which are capable of 18 different configurations, providing versatility for customers with a focus on luggage space.

“Combined with Honda’s new 5-year / unlimited kilometre warranty, the refreshed Honda Jazz makes a very compelling argument for customers as one of the best equipped and best value-for-money light cars available,” Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins, said.

The Jazz will battle the Kia Picanto for sales, which has the countries strongest standard warranty offering at seven years and unlimited kilometres.

Honda Jazz pricing:

  • VTi (MT) — $14,990 (Recommended Retail Price) or $16,990 Driveaway
  • VTi (CVT) — $16,990
  • VTi-S — $19,990
  • VTi-L — $22,990