The interior of the new Jazz has significantly more space than the previous model and enhancements don't stop there. It does maintain the amazing magic seat system and there are seven models in the range.
The engines and transmissions on offer are the award winning fifteen hundred cc, four-cylinder unit from the predecessor and Honda's new, highly fuel-efficient twelve hundred cc four-cylinder engine. A five speed manual gearbox is complimented with the Constantly Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox, which behaves like an automatic gearbox but can be manipulated like a manual.
The new chassis is longer and Honda's new monocoque design provided a very stiff chassis for testing the cornering of the new Jazz through the endless traffic circles on the North Coast. Thumbs up on handling and the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) used in constructing the Jazz's front body structure subliminally gave me added confidence.
That brings me to the safety offered in the new Jazz and six airbags, as standard throughout the range, is an indication of Honda's intentions right from the start. ABS with EBD and more, the safety package is substantial.
Aircon, Bluetooth and electric windows all round and the Jazz gets even more attractive, almost as attractive as the price, see front-page ad for details, or call 031 941 3055 to arrange for a test drive.
Honda Motor Southern Africa
PO Box 7179
Halfway House 1685
Tel: +27 11058-1100
Fax: +27 11058-1200