Alongside the introduction of the facelifted Mobilio, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) also rolled out refreshed Jazz. Sporty as it looks, the redesigned hatchback will also get its own RS Navi variant on top of 3 other variants, all of which are equipped with 1.5-liter engines.
Outside, your eyes will be greeted by the redesigned grille, new front and rear bumpers, and LED daytime running lights (DRL). The V CVT is equipped with a set of 15-inch aluminum alloys for its wheels, while the VX Navi CVT gets a redesigned 16-inch alloy wheels for a sportier look. In addition, the side mirrors on all variants now offer power-folding feature.
More additional touches are observed in the top-of-the-line RS variant. This variant sports an RS-design tailgate spoiler, RS-design front and rear bumper, an RS emblem on the new grille. These RS-exclusive kits are complemented by a set of 16-inch gloss black aluminum alloy wheels, a pair of gloss black side mirrors, and a set of side sill garnishes.
Meanwhile, the updates continues all the way inside the car. Passenger convenience is topped off with the new 7-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth connectivity standard on the 1.5 V CVT, 1.5 VX Navi CVT and 1.5 RS Navi CVT variants.
Tech-wise, the VX Navi CVT and RS Navi CVT variants get additional features like a navigation system, the Miracast and Cube User Interface, voice command, reverse cameras. Meanwhile, the RS variant gets 2 front tweeter for amplified audio experience. Both variants are integrated with Push Start system, along with paddle shifters, cruise control, and speed sensing door locks.
For the RS variant, passengers will be welcomed by the new seat fabric design, as well as the 3-spoke steering wheel and shifting knob which are wrapped in leather. What makes the cabin stands out from the other 2 variants is the orange stitching on its upholstery, which matches the Phoenix Orange Pearl exterior finish exclusive for the top variant.
The facelifted Jazz is powered by a 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC engine which is capable of 120 hp and 145 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission for the base V variant, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for the remaining variants. In addition, Honda's Eco Assist System is available to all CVT Jazz units, complete with ECON button and eco-coaching ambient meter.
The new Honda Jazz starts at P799,000 for the 1.5 V MT variant, and P849,000 for the V CVT. On the other hand, the 1.5 VX Navi CVT has a price tag of P949,000, while 1.5 RS Navi CVT retails at P1,029,000.