Honda Jazz facelift revealed for Europe

2018 Honda Jazz

The changes range from a stylish exterior, revamped interior trim to a more potent petrol engine that provides improved horsepower making the auto more faster than the outgoing model.

After making its debut in both Thailand and in the Philippines, Honda has officially launched the 2018 Jazz refresh for the European market. The design brings the Jazz into line with the latest Honda family style, incorporating new headlamps and grille. The front bumper comes with more aggressive contours around the air vents. To the rear are shallower grille sections, linked by a gloss black trim strip. Updates to the exterior are rounded off by the addition of metallic Skyride Blue as a new colour option.

But perhaps the change that will be most warmly welcomed is the introduction of a new 1.5-litre VTEC engine rated at 130 PS (96kW).

This will be sold alongside the 102PS 1.3-litre petrol engine, which will be available in every trim level, apart from the new Sport grade, which is another new trim level.

The new engine is being offered as part of a new Dynamic model grade, which also includes a thinner front splitter beneath the lower grille and triple-strake diffuser to the rear bumper.

The interior has actually seen less changes than the body, but the new Dynamic trim offers a sportier-looking set of trim pieces, a leather steering wheel and gear-knob with contrasting orange stitching.

The new 130PS motor complies with stringent Euro 6 emission standards and claims a fuel economy of 22.2kmpl with the optional CVT automatic transmission.

Standard equipment for the Jazz range includes cruise control, automatic headlights and automatic emergency city braking system, while Dynamic models also get a 7in infotainment system, rear parking camera, keyless ignition as well as a host of extra safety kit.

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