It looks alright, doesn’t it? Stop sniggering at the back. This is the new Honda Jazz, which looks fun, cute and full of charm, so it’ll be nice to look at when one is holding you up on a country lane… This week Honda has revealed the pricing for the latest version of its popular hatchback, which features an all-new hybrid powertrain.
How much is it?
It will start from £18,980, which will earn you the base model SE capable of up to 62mpg with emissions of 102g/km according to the Japanese brand, whereas the SUV-inspired Crosstar trim level starts from £22,630 – full specification is yet to be announced.
New looks, old selling points
The fourth generation Jazz may have a fresh face, and a more youthful image, but that’s not to say Honda has got rid of what has made the Jazz so popular in the first place. It retains the innovative Magic Seat system, which can be used in four different configurations to make the car as versatile as possible, and to maximise the space available in the cabin.
Better still, the Crosstar version features water resistant upholstery, which will come in handy for those with a more outdoorsy lifestyle. The new Jazz also retains a big boot, so it should have the same Tardis effect that its predecessor had, making it more practical than the exterior shape may lead you to believe.
What does Honda say?
Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK, said: “We’re pleased to confirm the pricing for the all-new Honda Jazz and Jazz Crosstar models. Following on from the successful introduction of the all-electric Honda e, the electrified Jazz is designed to encourage those who might not be prepared to make the leap to a full electric drivetrain.
“The new Jazz is the embodiment of the brand’s commitment to a fully-electrified range and is another symbolic step towards our electric vision for 100% of European sales to be electrified by 2022.”