► Starting at £14,115
► Tweaks aimed to keep it fresh
► Jazz Sport is a mini Type R
New Honda Jazz: Everything else
Okay, so the unveil of the revised Honda Jazz at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show created less of a buzz than the amazing Urban EV concept. But it’s an important moment for Honda in the UK.
The Jazz is still a significant part of the line-up, and despite falling B-segment sales, it’s an established franchise that looks after the company’s loyal customers.
So, the facelift and other updates aren’t radical – it’s a case of tweak and refine, with lightly revised visuals, and the addition of a 129bhp i-VTEC that may well go well enough to keep the new Suzuki Swift Sport honest.
New Honda Jazz: What’s changed?
It’s a case of subtle changes. The bumpers have been reprofiled with what Honda describes as more aggressive detailing. Hmm. From here, it looks little different. Maybe the addition of a new shade of blue will have the local retirement community jumping. Or maybe not.
That 129bhp engine is potentially more interesting, though. At a time when Honda’s head honchos are talking about electrification, it’s good to know that serious investment in petrol is still occurring.
It’s efficient, too. Official fuel consumption figures are 52.3mpg with CO2 emissions from 124g/km with its optional (and lightly revised) CVT automatic transmission. Stick with the manual if you want to enjoy yourself.
New Honda Jazz: sporty?
Sort of. The new Sport model gets a front splitter beneath the grille, and triple-strake diffuser to the rear bumper – both finished with a red pinstripe.
There’s a Dynamic grade, too, that also includes LED headlights, front fog lamps, side sill skirts, a tailgate spoiler and gloss-black 16-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, it’s business as usual, with a couple of new trim options to keep things fresh.
New Honda Jazz: when can I buy one?
You can order the revised Jazz now, and UK deliveries begin in early 2018.