Honda Jazz (2009)

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Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz

All-new Jazz builds on the key attributes of its popular predecessor with more interior space, functionality and more powerful, frugal engines, in a stylish, design

The exterior design is at glance an evolution rather a revolution, but this subtle of appearance is only one small of the thousands of changes that the all-new Honda Jazz It retains the concepts of the previous Jazz with its centre tank layout and Magic which gave it world interior flexibility. Yet while the features are retained, including space to rival mid-sized new Honda Jazz brings to every area, raising the bar further and promising to expand on its in the supermini segment where have exceeded over two around the world since its launch.

A slightly larger, forward’ style body better visibility and means Jazz is even more benefiting rear legroom and space in particular. The Magic now dive down in one easy and their versatility is now complemented by a new boot feature in the luggage

There are greater levels of equipment including the introduction of Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, active seat head restraints and Larger wheels, revised and a longer wheelbase/wider track greater agility while ride comfort.

2009 Jazz

And new 90 PS 1.2-litre and 100 PS 1.4-litre engines deliver better characteristics while boosting to exceptional levels. There’s now the option of a 6-speed automated transmission on the 1.4-litre engine a first in this class.

economy and lower emission two new engines

New, more petrol engines, capable of economy, are designed to appeal to who might be downsizing as well as looking to achieve fuel comparable to diesel powered Their balance between and fun-to-drive performance are unmatched in the Adopting Honda’s VTEC valve timing technology, the new 1.2 and four-cylinder engines are connected to a 5-speed manual transmission or, on 1.4 Honda’s i-SHIFT 6-speed manual transmission which steering wheel-mounted paddle

Both engines deliver performance and plentiful torque all engine speeds.

The new SIL (Shift Indicator Light) to manual models, similar to found on the new Honda Accord . a visual prompt of the best shift points to maximise

New cab forward styling and increased

At 3900 mm long, 1695 mm and 1525 mm tall, the new Honda occupies its own unique niche superminis and compact MPVs, the style of the former and the practicality of the

Overall height remains the but the length of the new Honda Jazz is up by 55 mm and it is slightly wider – by 20 mm. A increase of 50 mm, and front and rear increases of 35 mm and 30 mm, respectively, aid handling

Despite those increased the turning circle at 9.8 m kerb to is no larger than that of the Honda Jazz and together improved visibility, the new car’s town abilities are even

Furthermore, Honda Jazz is easier to get in and out of, thanks to wider-opening doors which now open in steps like their counterparts for added convenience in parking spots.

The key styling of the new Honda Jazz is its ‘cab look with a windscreen forwards to give a virtually curve flowing from to rear bumpers. There’s a face with large that curve along the flanks, an upward curving bumper and a sporty honeycomb

The wide track, long chassis imparts a strong of solidity, emphasised by muscular and larger wheels on all models 15 inch steel items on 1.2 and 1.4 LS, 15 inch 5-spoke alloys on 1.4 ES and 16 twin 5-spoke alloys on 1.4 EX.

styling is equally distinctive a narrowing of the upper body the rear and a rear roof that slopes downwards compromising rear passenger A black, high gloss above the licence plate the window line downwards to a unique rear appearance.

Jazz 1.4 LS is also offered a Sport Pack which a larger front grille, side sill panels, bumper diffuser and 16 inch wheels.

New ACE body structure

Even efficient safety performance from the introduction of the ACE (Advanced Engineering) body structure, a that is being progressively out across the Honda range. is of highly efficient energy-absorbing cross-section side frames, a (upper frame) which the upper part of the collision and a lower member. This prevent misalignment between of different sizes and construction. It provides multiple energy pathways to disperse impact and prevent cabin deformation.

on all models are dual front and airbags, full length curtain airbags and three-point in all five seating positions, in the front with load-limiting The front passenger airbag can be deactivated to allow a rear child seat to be fitted to the seat and for the first time Jazz is equipped with reminders for both the front and seats. Front seats are fitted with active to minimise the potential for whiplash

The new Honda Jazz, like all models has been subject to the rigorous car-to-car crash in the RD centre at Tochigi. These tests which are conducted to real world crash are done using a number of models with different and weights. By using a range of Honda is able to ensure the is optimised to minimise injuries to of both vehicles in an impact.

Two fittings in the left and right seats together with anchors in the roof ensure child seat installation.

more refined cabin even better functionality

The interior layout of the previous Jazz, with its compact and centrally-mounted fuel tank more load space, with the increased external of the new model, mean interior has been taken to a new level.

The increased length and width clearly benefited passenger but a windscreen ‘pushed’ further has also paid dividends the new Honda Jazz the roomiest, flexible contender in the class.

seat passengers now have 18 mm kneeroom, while the distance front and rear passengers is up by 30 mm. The wider body also shoulder room increases by 44 mm in the and 43 mm in the rear.

Visibility gets a considerable too. Reduced width a larger windscreen and quarter three times the size of in the previous model make for relaxed driving, while rear headrests ensure the out of the rear window is now totally

Magic Seats now one-motion

Given the popularity of the previous Jazz’s innovative ‘cinema’ rear seats, it comes as surprise that Honda to offer a similar arrangement in the new but while the latest Magic operate on the same principle, are even more convenient they have a one-motion, operation. No longer is there a to move the front seats to collapse the rear seats. thanks to headrests that are flush with the seatback, the split rear seats are to clear the front seats when the latter are slid to their rearmost position.

The flat floor in this Mode measures 1720 mm in enough to accommodate three 26 mountain bikes with front wheels in place. length in Long Mode is greater – slide the passenger seat fully recline the seat back and you 2.4 m long load space.

lifting the rear seats up the seat bases stay to the seat backs, in which they can be left – Mode – to create a secondary load area front and rear seats and to swallow items up to 1280 mm – and now even easier to given that the rear open wider. There’s a storage compartment in the base of the hand rear seat, to accommodate, amongst other the owner’s manual.

New Double-Trunk feature (1.4-litre models tyre repair kit)

The practicality of the Magic Seats is complemented in the new Honda Jazz by a luggage area based on principles to the arrangement found in the CR-V . Standard on 1.4 models, are equipped with a tyre kit, the Double-Trunk boot an underfloor storage area by a double hinged panel Regular Mode. The 230 mm deep, 64 capacity lower compartment is for stashing sports gear or wet and once covered, won’t other luggage.

The floor can be removed altogether or up against the rear seats to full use of the total depth – ideal for particularly objects (Tall Mode). rather than folding the panel against the seat its rear half can be folded up to a load shelf at half – so creating a double space – Upper/lower Heavier items can be stored while lighter items can be on the upper shelf, and since it a load net, is perfect for awkwardly shaped items, them from moving

Total luggage space is 399 litres (VDA) in models a tyre repair kit, than that of some MPVs and class-leading in the supermini The previous Honda Jazz had a of 380 litres (VDA).

Refined environment

High quality, touch materials, stylish and tasteful colours give the a more upmarket feel.

comfortable front seats better support, a driver’s a height adjustable driver’s a steering wheel adjustable for and rake and larger rear are just some of the features contribute to the more cosseting, relaxed cabin environment. sound insulation and the increased rigidity also play part in making the Honda a pleasant place to be.

And for a real of spaciousness, the Honda Jazz 1.4 EX is with a panorama roof extends over the rear for a great aerial view. absorbing glass and a power sun ensure a comfortable cabin all year round.

Honda Jazz

1.4 ES and EX models add front seats and a leather steering wheel and gear knob, while the EX also has and rear seat armrests and the convenience of cruise control and lights and wipers.

Exterior are heated on 1.2 LS and above, and power on 1.4 LS and above.

The three-meter instrument is permanently back-lit to ensure legibility at all times and features surrounds, gun metallic-finish dials and a red acrylic scale. All models soft-touch indicators that three indicator flashes for motorway lane changing.

A useful multi-information display set the centre of the speedometer provides a range of information including a alarm, instant and average economy, vehicle range, temperature and a service indicator controlled by steering wheel

iPod compatible

Stylishly into the fascia, the single fitted to all models from 1.2 LS offers MP3/WMA playback and speed-dependent volume adjustment. The speakers are supplemented on 1.4 ES and EX models a pair of tweeters together a USB adapter located in the centre storage box; this fifth generation iPods and a of other portable music to be played via the Honda Jazz’s system while providing charging (depending on type).

The Jazz 1.4 EX also comes a Bluetooth wireless mobile interface allowing hands-free via a steering wheel mounted

Lots of handy storage are scattered throughout the cabin and are no less than 10 cup/bottle – two at the front of the centre two behind the handbrake, one at each end of the and one in each of the four door Other storage includes and lower gloveboxes, a pocket to the of the steering wheel, a flexible in the centre console and, on models, a passenger seatback

Air conditioning is standard on 1.2 LS and above, automatic operation on 1.4 models and the new is more efficient and with cooling ability. 1.4 ES and EX models a valve contained in the upper compartment which can be opened to a stream of cool air, so a drinks can or bottle to be chilled.

i-SHIFT (6-speed automated transmission)

Honda’s i-SHIFT automated manual transmission introduced in the Honda Civic is available as an option on 1.4-litre Offering better economy either a conventional automatic or a it gives the driver a choice of Auto Mode for a more driving style, or Manual for a sportier driving experience, the gear lever or steering mounted paddles.

The switch Manual and Automatic Modes is by moving the gearshift to the left of the gate, while sequential in Manual Mode are made by the lever forwards (to change up) or (to change down) in the main

Only short movements are adding to the sporty driving and the clutch actuator provides smooth and quick changes.

in Automatic Mode, it is perfectly to revert to Manual momentarily by to paddle operation. In this the driver can change down a of gears for added acceleration.

models are also equipped Hill Start Assist which momentarily holds the when pulling away standstill on an incline, thus roll back.

Responsive dynamics, enhanced comfort

wheels – 15 inch or 16 depending on grade – at enhancements to the Honda Jazzsuspension and steering which are to provide greater agility building on ride comfort.

rigidity is considerably enhanced, in lateral rigidity at the front of the car has permitted sharper handling allowing more supple characteristics. Overall stability and benefit from the longer wider track and larger but there have also a number of changes to the geometry and of the front MacPherson strut and torsion beam suspension.

include revised bushes, angle and trail at the front and a torsion beam cross and longer trailing arms at the Improved rear steer further improve stability.

feedback and stability characterise the revised electric power which builds on the sense of enjoyment achieved by improvements in areas of the chassis. Strengthened increased capacity and the geometry mentioned above produce a steering feel at low speeds, stability at high speeds and on centre feel.

All models can be with Honda’s Vehicle Assist (VSA) which control during cornering, and sudden manoeuvres using intervention and engine torque

Stopping ability has been with larger brake callipers, while revised pedal characteristics have feel. Front ventilated and rear discs are matched ABS, EBD and Brake Assist.

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