The Honda Jazz has long been one of the most spacious and practical small cars on offer. In a way, it’s felt more like a mini-MPV rather than a conventional small city car. Although it’s not the fastest nor the cheapest option in its class, the Jazz compensates it with an outstanding practicality. Now, rumor has it that the 2018 model is due to receive a set of updates that should make it even more competitive. Expect the upcoming 2018 Honda Jazz to feature a slightly refreshed exterior styling as well as several new tech features. According to unofficial sources, the new Honda Jazz 2018 could go on sale in the third quarter of 2017.
2018 Honda Jazz Facelift Changes
In comparison with the previous model, the ongoing Jazz boasts a much sharper exterior design. Its chiseled body and handsome front end make it appear fresher than it actually is. Unlike its predecessors, the current iteration of the Jazz appeals to younger buyers as well. It offers a surprisingly large cabin space thanks mostly to its high roofline and hatchback design. However, its shape doesn’t compromise the aerodynamics due to the use of a rear diffuser and rooftop spoiler. As for the 2018 Honda Fit (Jazz), expect it also to offer new body paints and fresh wheel designs.
Inside, expect the Jazz to offer excellent fit and finish as well as a bevy of soft-touch surfaces. A combination of gloss-black surfaces and chrome accents help to jazz up its interior. The 2018 Honda Jazz will be available in five trim levels, including S, SE, SE Navi, EX and EX Navi. The base trim level will offer such features as cruise control, Bluetooth, Honda’s magic seat and active city braking systems. On top of that, expect the upcoming model to offer a wider array of standard equipment than before.
Expect no dramatic changes when it comes to the 2018 Honda Jazz engine department. It will once again use the 1.3-liter i-VTEC petrol engine that makes 101 horsepower and 123 Nm of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox comes standard, with a continuously variable automatic transmission available as an option. Unfortunately, the Jazz lags behind its competition when it comes to acceleration numbers. According to some tests, it needs as much as 10.4 seconds to accelerate from 30-70 mph.
The upcoming refresh is expected to make the Jazz competitive until an all-new model arrives in the very near future. Some of its numerous rivals include the likes of VW Polo, Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio and Toyota Yaris.