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Honda launches the much awaited All New Jazz

June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines introduced the All New Jazz at Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig City. Known to be the vehicle that started the hatchback segment, the All New Jazz unveiled tonight is dubbed as “The One”; further strengthening the benchmark the Jazz has set since 2004.

Being a global model in Honda’s line-up, the All New Jazz was developed with the goal to be “The World’s Best Functional Compact”. The development team who worked on the All New Jazz incorporated key technologies that intend to further improve the All New Jazz’ dynamic performance, fuel economy and essentially its versatility and functionality.

Under the new Honda design direction of “Exciting H Design!!!”, which represents three key elements – High Tech, High Tension and High touch focusing on overall pleasing human experience, the All New Jazz’ exterior design was based on the “Crossfade Monoform Exterior” concept. The fresh and sporty new style of the All New Jazz is carefully crafted to realize enhanced aerodynamics.

Numbers-wise, the third generation Jazz measures at 3955mm long (55mm longer than previous Jazz), 1695mm wide, and 1525mm tall, with 2530mm wheelbase (30mm longer than its predecessor). As a result, the All New Jazz has larger cabin space with substantial increase in passenger space, shoulder and rear leg rooms, and cargo space.

The increase in cargo space is best noticed with the seats folded down. With the configurability of the Jazz’ Ultra Seat, which folds flat or flips up, it gives the All New Jazz the versatility, to quickly and easily adapt to a wide variety of passenger and cargo hauling needs.

The All New Jazz Ultra Seat has also been improved making it possible to have four seating configuration modes:

Utility Mode – with Ultra seat folded flat, the vehicle can carry two passengers and larger items

Tall Mode – with the Ultra seat folded up, the vehicle can carry two or three passengers and tall items with maximum height of 100cm in the second row

Long Mode – with the Ultra seat folded flat and the front passenger seat reclined all the way back, the vehicle can carry two passengers and a long item with maximum length of 226 cm

Refresh Mode – the new addition to the Ultra seat configurations; the front seats can be reclined to connect with the rear seats, allowing the driver and passenger to have in-car relaxation

Like any other Honda vehicle, the application of the “man maximum, machine minimum” design concept enabled the All New Jazz to achieve a compact yet highly efficient package, making it a small car but definitely not small in substance.
Based on the “Sophisticated Futuristic Cockpit” interior concept, the already versatile and functional All New Jazz is complemented by a cockpit that assimilates advanced and high quality textures that adds to the fun of driving.  It features a highly-visible “3-eye” design instrument cluster. Another addition to the advanced dashboard design is the push start button. The Smart Key with Push Start System intelligently locks and unlocks the doors without even touching the smart key and a push button to start or turn off the engine.

The All New Jazz also offers first in class features such as the 7-inch touch screen display audio, the application of such equipment minimizes the use of buttons making it easier to operate while radiating a premium feel. The 7-inch touch screen display audio features functions such as hands-free telephone (HFT) and audio streaming via Bluetooth connectivity.  For added convenience, the Bluetooth HFT and audio can be operated via the controls mounted on the steering wheel.

To be able to take full advantage of the display audio unit, the All New Jazz is equipped with different ports such as auxiliary, USB, the new HDMI port that lets you connect and mirror your smartphone on the display audio screen and an accessory socket. Together with the connectivity, the All New Jazz has plenty of storage spaces to fit gadgets as big as a tablet. And just below the display audio unit, is the automatic air-conditioning system that also comes with user-friendly touch panel.

Heeding to the call for fuel efficient vehicles without sacrificing dynamic performance, the All New Jazz is equipped with refined 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine that delivers maximum power output of 120 ps at 6600 rpm. The 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine is mated to either an improved 5-speed Manual Transmission or a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under the Earth Dreams Technology.
To further help in realizing improved fuel efficiency, Honda has also equipped the All New Jazz with the ECO Assist system; which consists of the ECON mode that controls the engine, drive-by-wire, transmission, and air conditioning performance to improve fuel consumption; and the Eco coaching ambient light that promotes a more fuel efficient driving habit by changing its color depending on the throttle input.

Together with driving performance and fuel efficiency, one of Honda‘s primary thrusts includes comprehensive methodology on vehicle safety. As standard, the All New Jazz is equipped with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and driver and passenger SRS airbags; added to the top of the line variant are side airbags and side curtain airbags. Select variants come withadditional safety features such as multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS).

The Motion-Adaptive EPS works with Honda’s VSA to detect instability in slippery road conditions both during cornering and under braking. It automatically initiates steering inputs aimed at prompting the driver to steer in the correct direction.
Developed to cater to wider customer range, four variants of the All New Jazz are made available with the following suggested retail prices:

1.5 V MT Php 768,000
1.5 V CVT Php 808,000
1.5 VX CVT Php 908,000 (will be available in August 2014)
1.5 VX+ CVT Php 948,000

To further enhance driving enjoyment and ownership experience of our most valued customers, HCPI is offering genuine Honda aero and utility accessories that provide added safety, convenience, and style under the brands of Modulo and MUGEN; which are sold separately.

The All New Jazz is available in six exciting colors:

Rallye Red  
Taffeta White  
 
Attract Yellow Pearl Exclusive to VX and VX+ variants:
Vivid Sky Blue Pearl
Modern Steel Metallic
 
Alabaster Silver Metallic Exclusive to V variants:


Check out the All New Jazz and discover why it is the one perfect companion for the lives you live at all authorized Honda dealerships nationwide or visit www.hondaphil.com to know more about the details and specifications of each variant.