Following its European debut at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Honda’s updated Jazz will reach UK customers in February.
The £14,115 price tag refers to the entry-level S grade model, while the new Sport edition, with its new 130 PS 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine costs £17,115.
While base-grade S models are fitted as standard with air conditioning, cruiser control with speed limiter and dusk sensing automatic lights, mid-grade SE versions, priced from £15,615, add front and rear parking sensors, electrically adjustable and heated mirrors and 15″ wheels.
The top-spec EX model, priced from £17,115, gets smart entry and start, automatic climate control, reversing camera, 16″ alloys, front fog lamps and standard LED headlights.
As for the new Jazz Sport, it comes with a thinner front splitter beneath the lower grille, finished with a sporty red accent line (like the Civic Type R), LED headlights, front fog lamps, side sill skirts, a tailgate spoiler and gloss black 16″ alloys. Inside, it has a unique pinstripe pattern on the upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, both featuring orange stitching.
“The Jazz is our best-selling car in the UK and has been rejuvenated with the new Sport model, as well as the new interior and exterior styling,” said Honda UK exec, Phil Webb, before adding that the Jazz is a “very important model for us, with an extremely loyal following, so we look forward to seeing this success continue with the new line up and the addition of the Sport model.”