Even with the upgrade that came with the 2017 model, Honda does not seem to be ready to let their feet of the steam, this time they have made an even bolder attempt at the unusual with the all new 2018 Honda Jazz. Also known in some climes as the Honda fit, although Honda lovers shouldn’t be expecting enough considering the fact that Honda cars are just good enough the way. However, this does not take away the fact that some rather radical changes ought to be expected from the respected car maker. It is expected that it should come with a fresh face as well as some new technological innovations. For reminders, the Honda Jazz is a premium class hatch back that was mainly created with the aim to compete favorably with the challenge that comes from brands such as the Yaris of Toyota, and so far it doesn’t seem to be performing too bad in that regard.
Honda Jazz facelift 2018 Exterior Design
One of the foremost things that should surely catch your attention with the all new 2018 Jazz is the fact that it comes with a new and improved design on its grille, the design apparently takes inspiration from the new Civic, this change in design certainly gives the Jazz a rather athletic look. In addition to this, there also seems to be some improvements in the front light compartment, this part of the car has been replaced by an all new graphic appearance as well as LED daylight running lights. Another rather interesting innovation is the front bumper which has witnessed some upgrade thus making a little sportier than one would have expected.
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Furthermore, innovations such as the dark enclosures around the fog light area and also the black exterior rear view mirror simply does its magic to make the car look quite complete. Another area to look at is the behind of the car. For instance, the LED taillights have witnessed some rather drastic adjustments thus giving it a rather slimmer outlook. The Jazz2 018 made for the European market is expected to come along with some rather dynamic sporting package that features an all new Dynamic sports package as well as the rear diffuser, revamped threshold, new set of rear roof spoilers, front fog lights, LED lights at the front and also some awesome aluminum wheels.
2018 Honda Jazz Interior
The fact is that aside from the all new upholstery, the new 2018 Honda Jazz does not really spot any real radical changes in this compartment. For instance, the dashboard compartment, as well as the touch screen area, is quite modern enough even though they are basically the same as the old model. Also, the upholstery option may only be available for the Japanese market alone. However, it should be noted that Honda apparently focused more of its energy on the equipment and technology rather than on the looks in this beauty of a car. Amongst other things, the all new Honda Jazz 2018 is expected to come with a set of automatic headlights as well as cruise control. Also an infotainment system, the camera for rear view functions, warning for lane departure, keyless entry and start as well as forward collision warning. Cargo space is 354 liters, and goes up to 897 liters, with lowered rear seats.
The engine setup of the all next gen Honda Jazz may not really witness any real changes when compared with its predecessor. This is considering the fact that it is expected to continue making use of the 1.5 I VTEC petrol engines that are known to produce up to 117 hp and 146 Nm of torque, also, Honda lovers should expect the hybrid version in Japan. The reason for Honda seemingly maintaining status quo is not far fetched considering the fact that the current drive train doesn’t seem to be doing too bad at the moment. However, it should be noted that the expected engine for the all new Honda Jazz was a 1 liter three cylinder turbo charged engine. The base model of the car is expected to house a six gear transmission system while the upper range is expected to come with the CVT. Also in Thailand, the RS variant of the car that comes with a rather sportier design should be available.
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Honda does not seem ready to slow down in this field as it has always been known to churn out the best in this regard. The all new 2018 Honda Jazz is certainly not an exception in this regard as it is expected to come with some rather life-saving features such as pedestrian collision mitigation steering system, collision mitigation braking system, the lane keeping mitigation system, etc. also, the airbag system is expected to come in an all new and improved package thus giving users not only comfort but also safety in this regard.
Price and release date
The all new 2018 Jazz has already been unveiled In Japan as far back as June 2017, however, it is expected to hit markets in the united states within the second half of the year 2018. The price is not expected to vary greatly from the previous version. The $15,000 European version is expected to made available in the month of September at the auto show in Frankfurt Germany around the early part of the year 2018. It is also expected that the car will go for about the same price range. Honda in its projections expects the car to hit record selling numbers.
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2018 Honda Jazz