Honda reveals at the Brussels Motor Show the European version of its restyled Jazz. The city car receives minor alterations and a new Advance Sport finish, but above all a more powerful hybridization.
Honda’s Jazz minivan receives a mid-career update, presented at the Brussels Motor Show (January 14-22). In addition to a slightly revised presentation and a new finish with a sporty look, it is above all its more powerful hybridization which is the most notable.
The e:HEV simple hybrid system, also used on other Honda models, is here revised with increased performance. The naturally aspirated four-cylinder 1.5 petrol is retained, but gains some horsepower. It develops 107 hp (+ 10 hp) and still offers 131 Nm. The main electric motor gains 13 hp and reaches 122 hp, for 253 Nm of torque. The generator develops 78 kW, ie 8 kW more than previously. Thanks to these developments, the cumulative power increases from 109 hp to 122 hp. Honda says the automatic is more responsive and offers a bit more smoothness, while throttle response has been revised. But this does not impact CO2 emissions, with an average of 102 to 106 g/km depending on the finish chosen.
Honda also listened to customer demand, adding towing capacity to the minispace. Jazz hybrids can now tow up to 500 kg, whether with a small trailer or a bike rack. The trick of the “magic seats”, which allow the rear seat to be raised to accommodate tall objects, is still relevant and offers impressive modularity to the Jazz for such a small size (4.04 m).
Minor stylistic changes
In terms of style, the changes are minimal. The grille is barely modified, while the front and rear bumpers are very slightly reworked to display a more assertive look. The Jazz Crosstar, with an adventurous look, receives a honeycomb grille, revised bumpers with silver inserts imitating protective skis, and a new Polar Blue tint. On board, this variant has new dashboard and center console trim, a two-spoke steering wheel and new seat padding.
Finally, Honda is taking advantage of this slight remodeling to integrate a new Advance Sport finish into the catalog. As its name suggests, it adopts a sportier look even if the engine is identical. On the other hand, the suspension is recalibrated for a more dynamic driving. New color Urban Grey, specific bumpers and grille, 16-inch alloy rims or even black mirror caps… On board, the Jazz Advance Sport receives a new 3-spoke steering wheel, contrasting yellow stitching and specific upholstery combining black synthetic suede and gray synthetic leather.
Presented at the Brussels Motor Show (January 14 to 22), the restyled Jazz is already on sale in Japan and will arrive in France in the second quarter of 2023. Prices have not yet been communicated, but could be slightly higher. than the €24,050 required for entry-level Elegance. The more equipped Crosstar version is even displayed at €29,370.
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