Honda Jazz

Honda describe this car as their “bite-sized wonder” and there is no doubt that this definitely does fall into the small market and they are even going so far as to promote it in a toy-like way with an obvious attempt to link the Jazz to Thomas the Tank Engine.

Honda Jazz

The price of $15,990 for the base model fitted with a 5 speed manual transmission may not sound all that competitive by but the range of features, including airconditioning, that are standard certainly does make it worth a second look.

Jazz dashboard

The base model comes with:

Anti-lock brakes

SRS airbags for driver and front passenger

Pretensioners on the front seat belts

Front and rear crumple zones

Multi-reflector headlamps

Wide opening hatch


4 speaker CD tuner

Storage areas

Fully folding rear seats to give you increased cargo room

1.3 litre engine

5 speed manual or CVT automatic transmission ($2,000 extra)

Jazz interior

Honda offers two other versions of the Jazz – the VYi and the Vti-S – both of these are powered by a 1.5 litre engine coupled to either a 5 speed manual box or a 7 speed sequential shift automatic that can be controlled from an F1 type paddle adjacent to the steering wheel.

The VTi is $17,990 for the manual while the VYi-S is $20,390 for the manual. Auto on both models is an extra $2300.

Jazz backseats

The new Jazz now comes with a full-size spare wheel as well as all the other goodies and is a whopping $1400 dollars less than its predecessor.

Jazz backseats2

The new Honda Jazz comes from Honda’s new plant in Thailand.

Honda Jazz
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