New Honda Jazz Photo Gallery
Honda's 'crossfade mono form exterior' for the Jazz with new sporty elements makes the car now look a bit more appealing than the previous model. Some design elements have been borrowed from the City - like the narrow headlights and front grille blending into each other as one. But the mesh on the lower bumper did look a bit incomplete and a clear view of the radiator from that could have been hidden easily.
At the rear, the spoiler is quite prominent and the car has LED tail and stop lamps along with a chrome strip that accentuates the rear styling.
The extended belt line all across the side till the tail-lights and the side profile does give it a sporty, low stance on its 15 inch alloys. Honda claims a marginal improvement in ground clearance.
The wheelbase is longer than the old car's and so space inside the cabin has improved quite a bit. The hatch can easily seat 5 but the centre portion of the rear seat has a raised section which isn't too comfortable.
The dash is very similar to the City's and the quality of the plastics also feel very similar. Beige and black interiors for the base and mid variants, all-black for the top-end spec is how the Jazz will roll.
The new 6.2 inch touchscreen with navigation feels easy to use, and there is the really cool touch sensitive auto A/C panel. The interface on this new panel felt responsive but like a new touch phone, you will take some time getting used to the controls.
Headroom, knee-room, shoulder-room are all quite good, and will appeal to the Indian buyers. The rear seats recline for extra comfort but that option is available only on the top-end model. The boot is large and sufficient and the seats fold in 4 different ways - just like the old car's magic seats did.