Well, these are pretty unexpected news. According to our insider, the Japanese car manufacture is currently working on the 2017 Honda Jazz, which will receive an extensive facelift. Allegedly, the refreshed hatchback should be ready early next year.
2017 Honda Jazz: Styling Change and New Equipment
The exterior design of the car is already pretty handsome, but the carmaker plans to add more aggressive details for the 2017 model year. Judging by the latest rumors we heard, the 2017 Jazz will definitely get a totally new front end. The redesigned face will reportedly feature plenty of borrowed details from the new HR-V crossover. There will be feature LED DRLs and projector headlamps, as well as significantly larger intakes. The producer will also add a new and sportier bumper styling, while the grille might be bordered with chrome. Around back, the amazing hatchback will receive rather modest changes. They will probably improve the taillights, maybe the rear bumper and nothing more.
The interior will also get several big changes. Of course, Honda’s design department will give its best to make the cab more pleasant and driver friendly. Also, the carmaker should promote so far optional 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen to be the base choice. In contrast to the current model, the refreshed 2017 Honda Jazz will feature better safety features. The manufacturer hasn’t specified what will be changes. However, they announced some big improvements in the safety department.
New Powertrain and Updated Chassis
The updated hatchback won’t feature just the cosmetic updates, but also certain changes under the skin. There is a big possibility of some improvements on the chassis, which will allow the hatch to add one more engine option. Supposedly, Honda will pack an all-new 1.0L turbo engine under the hood of the 2017 Jazz. The unit will be able to deliver around 127 horsepower and 200 Nm, and will be paired to the CVT only. Of course, the Japanese car manufacturer will continue to offer an amazing hybrid powertrain too. The hybrid setup will once again combine a 1.5L i-VTEC engine with a motor and L-Ion battery. Both, the efficiency and power should be boosted. This one will be mattes to a seven-speed DCT.
2017 Honda Jazz Price:
The refreshed 2017 Honda Jazz will better car from the current model without any doubt. However, regardless the fact it will come completely revamped and equipped with the new engine, the automaker will likely keep the starting price unchanged. This means you will have to spend around $16,000 for the base model.