News Release
01 Sep 2004 ID: 313

JAZZ – HONDA’S SMALL CAR GETS BETTER STILL

Honda’s multi-award winning small car, the Jazz, with its clever packaging, ‘Magic’ seats and some of the most fuel efficient petrol engines on the market, now benefits from a series of enhancements both inside and out. Fresh exterior styling, more advanced and stylish instrumentation and the availability of more features are among the changes.

The styling changes are aimed at providing a more quality, dynamic and solid look. A renewed headlight design has an inner surface of the light cluster that can be black, silver or body coloured depending on grade. On upper grades, LED indicators are incorporated into the side mirrors continuing the Honda “family” feel to the exterior design.

The interior changes include, a new trim for the seats, a new sporty steering wheel, steering wheel mounted paddles in place of buttons for the CVT version, fully automatic air conditioning on upper grades, a new design of the fascia and self illuminating dials already found on other Honda models.

All Jazz models now have rear disc brakes. Also, on 1.4 litre manual transmission versions, there is an option of Honda’s 4-channel VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) system.

One of Honda’s prime objectives in designing the Jazz was best-in-class levels of safety. And in Phase 14 of the Euro NCAP crash test results announced during summer 2004, those efforts were endorsed with the first 3 star pedestrian safety rating for the supermini class under the newer and much tougher testing protocol. With 4 star occupant protection, 3 star pedestrian protection and a 3 star child seat rating, the Jazz has the best overall performance for combined safety in the class to date.

Sales of the revised Jazz models commence in October.

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