Even though it’s just an updated model the 2018 Honda Jazz is one amazing car. Aside the car manufacturer added a few cosmetic changes to the interior and exterior, they also updated vehicle’s safety system. Plus, this time you will be able to choose between three really reliable engine choices. Yes, from now on, the automaker offers the 2018 Jazz Hybrid as well.
2018 Honda Jazz: Changes and Features
The 2018 Honda Jazz sports plenty of new exterior details. In the front, the car features a pair of new LED running lights, which are integrated with a redesigned grille. Below, the Jazz packs a more expressive bumper, while the new rear end gets restyled taillights only. As a matter of fact, those are just taillight graphics.
Inside, the refreshed vehicle reveals completely new upholstery. However, in case you find this brown leather and suede-like elements interesting, you will have to set out some extra money for that. Honda decided to improve Jazz’s safety system as well. From now on, the Honda Sensing suite will include pedestrian detection, automated braking for collision mitigation, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assistance.
Under the hood the refreshed 2018 Honda Jazz will offer 1.3- and 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engines, as well as a hybrid powertrain. The base 1.3-liter unit isn’t some mighty and thirsty engine, but it offers a decent amount of power. More precisely, it delivers around 101 hp and 123Nm of torque and it’s paired either to six-speed manual or CVT transmissions. The more potent Jazz will be available with a 1.5-liter engine. The unit produces up to 118 horsepower and comes in pair with same gearboxes as the aforementioned engine.
As for the 2018 Honda Jazz Hybrid, it will get a perfect combination of a 1.5-liter engine and a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with an integrated electric motor. The motor draws power from a lithium-ion battery by Blue Energy. The hatchback regenerates energy through a servo braking system. Altogether, the system will be able to produce 135 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque.
Price and Arrival
Judging by the latest information, the refreshed 2018 Honda Jazz will keep the price unchanged. Of course, the most expensive option will be the hybrid hatchback. The carmaker introduced the updated car in Japan a few weeks ago, so it should become available in other markets pretty soon.