Monday, July 17, 2017

Honda Jazz Gets a 2018 Update Too; Prices, Equipment Up


After enhancing the City and Mobilio for the 2018 model year, Honda Cars Philippines is not leaving its sub-compact hatchback out. The Jazz also receives additional features and sportier updates that aim to give hatchback customers the same Honda driving experience as well as the unmatched utility and convenience expected from the Jazz.

The 2018 Jazz gets a refreshed look that boosts its sporty appeal. It’s noticeable with its new front grille, front and rear bumpers, new LED daytime running lights, and new alloy wheel designs on the 1.5 V CVT and VX Navi variants.

The new Jazz’s sporty exterior is complemented by a spacious and flexible cabin fit for every lifestyle. The trademark ULTR (Utility, Long, Tall, Refresh) rear seats which allow four different adjustment modes remain. Meanwhile, a new 7-inch Touch Screen audio system comes standard in the 1.5 V CVT, 1.5 VX Navi, and 1.5 RS Navi. This system comes with USB input and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. Additional features such as a Navigation System, Multi-View Reverse Camera with Guidelines, Voice Command, Miracast and Cube User Interface (UI) and HDMI Connectivity are available on the 1.5 VX Navi and 1.5 RS Navi variants. The 1.5 RS Navi also comes with 2 additional speakers for an improved audio experience.


Power folding side mirrors are standard across all Jazz variants while all CVT variants add Steering Wheel Audio Controls. Other convenience features such as: Touch Panel Automatic Air-Conditioning, Smart Entry with Push Start System, Paddle Shifters, Cruise Control, and Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock are fitted as standard on the 1.5 VX Navi and 1.5 RS Navi.

The Jazz remains powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine that produces a maximum power of 120 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed M/T or CVT developed based on Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. In addition, all CVT variants also feature Honda’s Eco Assist System which consists of the ECON button and eco-coaching ambient meter to promote smart and fuel-efficient driving habit.



The biggest news for the 2018 update is the availability of a new RS Navi variant. This Jazz comes with exclusive features such as LED headlights with daytime running lights, exclusive RS-design bumpers front and back, RS-design tailgate spoiler, RS-design front grille, side skill garnish, and 16-inch Gloss Black alloy wheels and side mirror caps. Further complimenting the sporty package, is a new color: Phoenix Orange Pearl, exclusive to the RS. The Jazz 1.5 RS Navi’s exclusivity extends to the interior with a new seat fabric design, and 3-spoke leather steering wheel and shift knob (with orange stitching).

Honda’s commitment to ensure the highest level of customer confidence is maintained as the new Jazz comes with a full range of safety features. All variants are equipped with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Driver and Front Passenger SRS Airbags. The 1.5 VX Navi CVT and 1.5 RS Navi variants are also equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA) for added safety while the 1.5 RS Navi variant gets additional Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags.



The new 2018 Jazz is now available at all Honda dealerships in the following variants and prices: 1.5 V M/T (P 799,000); 1.5 V CVT (P 849,000); 1.5 VX Navi CVT (P 949,000); and 1.5 RS Navi CVT (P 1,029,000).

Customers can choose among a wide variety of colors as well with Taffeta White and Rallye Red available for all variants; Lunar Silver Metallic on the V variants; Modern Steel Metallic, Attract Yellow Pearl and Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic for the 1.5 VX Navi and 1.5 RS Navi; and Phoenix Orange Pearl for the 1.5 RS Navi.

17 comments:

  1. Honda have been very busy lately, introducing new models and updating the old ones.

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  2. LOL. P1.029M... For just a few more, I can already buy a base Ford Focus hatchback with a 1.5L turbo.

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    1. Then buy one, no one gives a rat sh!t.

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  3. Just glad they still produce manual trannies even on their new Accord.

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    1. Honda is a real driver's car not some pretender who touts zoom when they really drive slow

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    2. Mazda vehicles in the US have manuals in all variants, but not here locally. Driver's car? Have you driven a Honda and Mazda? The driving experience is very different, mainly due to the CVT on most Honda vehicles.

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    3. If you own the car you're driving - that's a driver's car.

      If you're driving your dad's car - it's not a driver's car as far as you're concerned :))

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    4. Nope, there's a difference between a driver's car such as a Mazda 3 or Ford Focus compared to let's say an Altis or an Elantra. Maybe you're driving a Toyota because you don't get what I'm saying. The Civic and the Impreza's driving dynamics are hindered by the awful CVT that they're equipped with.

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    5. lol to AnonymousJuly 19, 2017 at 2:49 PM. ang bobo mo, seryoso.

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    6. At CVT what's the difference? They both like go carts and sap the fun out of driving. If you want a real car get a mt. Even my mom borrows my Mt civic coz it's in all ways better driving than her forester

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    7. ^You definitely haven't driven an AT Mazda. Test drive one and then drive a CVT Honda, there's a big difference. Well, unless you're the type of person that just wants to go from A to B, then it really won't matter to you.

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  4. I like manual trans!
    Baby mini van ang Jazz!

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  5. I don't really get why they put the HSA on CVT/AT.

    Won't MTs stand to get the much benefit?

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    1. Oo nga. Now that's a new sales pitch.

      MT na hindi ka kabado pag hanging.

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  6. A bummer that you can't get the full safety suite (side/curtain airbags) without that RS nonsense. Sana may VX+ pa din, then bahala na kung sino may gusto sa useless cosmetic RS accessories na yan.

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  7. the VX and VX+ before used to have more agressive bodykits. Does the updated VX Navi have bodykit or it now looks totally the same as the base model?

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  8. Why does it have rear drum brakes though?

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