While both the 2017 Honda Jazz release date and price are still speculative at the moment, rumors are rife that the new model is set to get a raft of new changes on its technologies front. It is expected to feature a bold yet sophisticated interior and exterior design, with unrivaled interior versatility and space. For 2017, buyers are set to enjoy increased advanced infotainment and infotainment technologies, and refinement. A dynamic and efficient driving experience is also among the list of new changes to expect.
For starters, the vehicle under review has long bridged the gap between mini MPVs and small cars. One of the major highlights that define the Honda Jazz 2017 include its best-in-class practicality and space. Matters regarding the performance remain unaltered for the new model year, as the pint-size Jazz will still retain the 1.3L petrol engine. Problem is: the available Continuous Variable Transmission system revs so high that it becomes unrefined and so is best avoided. The manual transmission is the best option here. Only go for the former if you must have it.
New changes on the new model offer the model a distinctive contemporary styling including strong lines and a powerful new face, while still retaining its immediate predecessor’s classic Jazz silhouette. One interesting thing that makes the Jazz special is the immense interior space that it offers inside despite the meagre dimensions on the exterior that one might be quick to dismiss off. Just like the Honda Fit – U.S spec model – the Jazz features the Magic Seats, which ensure the model gets class-leading space and unrivaled versatility, with a range of configurations for passenger and cargo carrying.
The interior provides a sophisticated ambience thanks to the thoughtful interior design and high-quality soft-touch materials. In order to match the uniqueness of the interior, the Honda Jazz also comes with superior connectivity functions especially for smartphone users. The available in-car infotainment system ensures that occupants enjoy access to real-time weather, traffic, and news info.
The ride quality is refined and responsive, while the handling is engaging, courtesy of the reengineered suspension, lighter and rigid chassis. To wrap it up, the 2017 Honda Jazz is definitely a good choice for anyone looking for superior in-car technologies, better fuel economy, and impressive maneuverability. It isn’t of course the only vehicle offered in its class. Others include the Skoda Fabia, Ford Fiesta, and the Volkswagen Polo.
2017 Honda Jazz Release Date & Price
Pricing for the new model is expected to start from around $17,000, although no concrete announcements have been offered by Honda. The release date info, too, is under wraps. Sources however say that we should expect the vehicle sometime in mid-2017, at least for India, Philippines, Malaysia, and the UK markets.
2017 Honda Jazz Exterior
The exterior design has been refreshed, bringing it into line with the rest of Honda models. However, buyers shouldn’t expect any major changes in the overall design. The bold X-shape still runs from the front fascia, over the hood, and onto the rear fascia. The exterior design gets an aesthetic design thanks to the near-vertical windscreen and the tailgate spoiler, while the bold design is accentuated by the angular rear combination lamps.
2017 Honda Jazz Interior
Thanks to a large windscreen, the cabin gives all the occupants a sense of airy spaciousness. Add this to the excellent forward visibility of the large, front quarter windows, and you’ve got plenty of natural light in the cabin. There are acres of premium, high-quality materials on the cabin. Some of the features include polished chrome trim accents, contrasting upholstery materials, premium detailed trim surfaces and high-grade, sophisticated black soft-touch dash.
Easy accessibility is the Honda Jazz 2017 mantra. All of the controls are driver-centric and allow the driver to switch between various information views on either the seven-inch Honda Connect or the five-inch LCD multi-information display, depending on the grade of the model.
Only three grades are available for the 2017 Honda Jazz, at least as at the time of this review writing. That is, S, SE, EX, SE Navi, and EX Navi. You can however expect some changes on its release date.
Wheelbase: 2500 mm
Length: 3930 mm
Width: 1695 mm
Height: 1525 mm
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 1178 kg
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
Fuel Consumption (Combined): 4.5L / 100km
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
The new model still comes with the 1.3L petrol engine able to generate 130 horsepower. Other engine specifications will be offered later into the year.
With slew of Honda’s safety technologies available under the Advanced Driver Assist System that includes features such as high-beam support system, traffic sign recognition system, lane-departure warning, forward collision warning, and intelligent speed assist. Crash impact safety results are yet to be announced, the new Honda Jazz is expected to get superior crash impact protection results.