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April 8th, 2018

Honda Jazz wins the ‘Best Compact’ 2018 Car of the Year Award by Wheels

Honda Motor Co. Africa and Middle East Office announced that the 2018 Jazz has won the ‘2018 Best Compact Car of the Year Award’ at the Wheels Car of the Year Award ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria, The Palm Dubai recently. The Wheels Car of the Year is the region’s longest running independent automotive awards and is in its 10th year.

Launched in early January 2018, the 2018 Honda Jazz offers contemporary styling and unmatched versatility as well as ‘class-leading space, with a range of configurations for carrying cargo and passengers’.

The 2018 Jazz features updated and sportier styling, including a lower and wider appearance thanks to front and rear fascia and Honda signature solid wing face grille flanked by headlights. A low and confident stance gives way to a sleek, streamlined profile, where the emphasis is on sporty detailing and a striking set of new 16” alloy wheels. Front fog lights help to navigate in poor visibility weather and striking rear lights make the Jazz a head turner. 

The 2018 Jazz incorporates ‘man maximum, machine minimum’ design philosophy and offers unmatched practicality and versatility. The new platform employs optimized packaging solutions to provide best-in-class space for occupants and cargo. A lower-profile fuel tank mounted in the center frees up underfloor space beneath the rear seats, enabling the platform to accommodate Honda’s innovative Magic Seats system.

Some of the other interior features include a new 7-inch color Display Audio touchscreen that puts all the things right at your fingertips. The Climate Control panel matches the Honda Display Audio screen operation just like a smart phone with a simple swipe and touch functionality. Steering Wheel Mounted Controls help you to control the volume of the radio or when making a call and paddle shifters allow you to control the upshift or downshift of gearbox similar to a manual transmission. The 2018 Jazz comes with fabric seats for that extra comfort and a leather steering wheel.

The 2018 Jazz is powered with a 1.5-liter Direct Injection DOHC i-VTEC engine with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that provides instant throttle response whilst achieving the best in the segment fuel economy with low emissions. The engine combines outstanding torque of 155N-m @ 4600 rpm and generates an output power of 130hp @ 6600 rpm. Paddle shifters allows to control the upshift or downshift of the gearbox similar to manual transmission.

The 2018 Jazz utilizes Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure technology to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility. It now incorporates Honda active-safety features such as the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS), Electronic Brake Distributor (EBD) and Hill Start Assist (HSA), Whiplash Lessening Front Headrests and Driver and Passenger SRS Airbags for added protection.

Grade and Color Availability:

The 2018 Jazz is available in grade EX and in black interior colour with various exterior colour options as below:

  • White Orchid Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Milano Red
  • Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic
  • Rouge Amethyst Metallic


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