Honda Jazz X-Road Gives You The Illusion Of Owning A Small Crossover

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.

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Photo Credits: Guido ten Brink – SB-Medien / Honda

  • supermanuel

    “Honda Jazz X-Road Gives You The Illusion Of Owning A Small Crossover”

    No. It really doesn’t.

  • ace_9

    I like their cars, but this is stupid. If they are playing it as a “protection package”, then it should not have completely unprotected front and rear bumper with painted bottom parts that are easily scratched on any bigger bump or curb… Protection of wheel arches on such car is just… debatable…

  • Ilbirs

    I’m surprised that Honda of Europe didn’t make its own version of the WR-V already sold in Brazil (and by exportation to all South America) and India, specially considering that this continent doesn’t have tax classifications that favor a determined width (the WR-V is wider than the Fit and has wider tracks). Maybe the guys there considered the model too ugly and didn’t want to market in Europe something that would be seen as a Fit with another front clip and another hatch.

  • Mr_Fanta_Pants

    Just no.

  • Jim Ragland

    yaris heykers is gone, and jazz already “replaced” it

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  • Bash

    I didn’t see any jazz for a while now.

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  • smartacus

    i absolutely dig it.
    There’s nothing
    i hate about it
    but a lot i like.

    102HP (103PS)
    from a 1.3 is OK
    100HP per liter.

    Body cladding is
    good protection
    against derelict
    shopping carts
    in the parking lot.

    Soft suspension
    is comfy for the
    usual pothole
    filled commute.

    And i don’t
    even like