The Honda Jazz X-Road just made its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and it seems to be aimed at a particular type of customer.
See how those black plastic mouldings swallow up the wheel arches and the side skirts? That’s a sign of off-road prowess… Okay, on a more serious note, add the silver painted front and rear spoilers, and watch how the X-Road suddenly looks a tiny bit more capable than the regular Jazz – though only visually.
These changes aren’t going to keep you off the beaten path, since this is by no means the type of vehicle anybody would venture into the wilderness with. Besides, those 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels might not appreciate being deprived of asphalt.
Honda actually said it best, stating that the Jazz X-Road’s features help protect it “from life’s little bumps and scrapes.”
Other features include the “X-Road” floor mats and the presence of a 103 PS 1.3-liter petrol engine, mated to either a manual gearbox or an optional CVT automatic.
In case of the regular Jazz (and we assume performance is pretty much unchanged here), the 1.3 i-VTEC engine helps the Japanese supermini get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.4 seconds, if you go for the manual, and 12.3 seconds with the CVT.