Honda jazz refresh makes popular supermini even better

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March 2011

Honda is pleased to announce their best selling Jazz has just got better and they are thrilled to announce the CVT automatic gearbox makes a welcome return.
The popular Honda Jazz has been given a refresh, with a range of enhancements to both looks, features and driving dynamics. The well loved CVT automatic gearbox also makes a welcome return, the first time in the new Jazz and we’re pleased to report it’s been improved still further.

Welcome back CVT
Constantly variable transmission, more commonly known as ‘CVT’, first appeared in the previous Jazz range and due to overwhelming customer demand Honda has brought it back along with a few clever improvements.

The CVT is an automatic transmission that keeps the engine in a rev range where the car is most efficient. As well as ensuring the whole power train of the Jazz is more efficient, it also offers the driver a smooth and effortless journey.

The CVT transmission is a standard feature on the Hybrid while it is available as an option on 1.4 litre petrol models.

High specification and flexible cabin
Leather upholstery makes a very welcome appearance for the first time in the Jazz range. Along with the addition of chrome rings defining the air vents, instruments and climate controls across the dashboard, the leather trim gives a whole new premium feeling to the interior of the car and is an important option for customers downsizing from larger vehicles from other sectors. Leather seats are standard on the Jazz Hybrid in HX trim and available as a £1,250 option on the 1.4-litre petrol EX model.

The Magic Seats, famed for their flexibility, multiple seating and cargo-carrying configurations – are now even better with the addition of a reclining rear seat.

Engine range expands with the introduction of hybrid technology
The established 1.2 i-VTEC and best-selling 1.4 i-VTEC petrol engines remain and complement the launch of the Hybrid variant.

The Jazz Hybrid is an ultra-efficient car with a combined fuel consumption figure of 62.8 mpg – and with the same super-smooth electric system as the Insight, even more fuel is saved during urban driving. While a CO2 output of just 104g/km makes the Jazz Hybrid the lowest of any automatic car in the B-segment.

Improved ride comfort and handling
The suspension on the 2011 Jazz features revised settings to increase ride comfort and improve handling.

All Jazz models, including the Hybrid version, share new sleek, projector style headlights adding to the sportier look. There are four new colours available across the petrol range – Azure Blue, Polished Metal, Urban Titanium and Ionized Bronze.

The Hybrid version also benefits from Azure Blue plus two new colours – a vibrant Lime Green Metallic and Taffeta White.

Honda is confident the new Jazz will be a big hit. Your local Vertu Honda dealership has a full range of demonstrators ready and waiting for you to drive.



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