Honda Jazz Sport shows its athletic side
Honda has launched the new Jazz Sport alongside the new Civic Type-R. The more aggressively designed model replaces the Dynamic models and features a new aero-package as well as a more powerful engine.
A sleek grille separates sleek LED headlights, while gloss black, red and piano black details are scattered around the car giving it a fun ‘Type-R’ feel. The 16”-wheels are finished in black, along with the addition of a rear spoiler and a three-stake diffuser, reiterating the sporty character of the Jazz Sport.
Red stitching adorns the interior, from the seats to the steering wheel. A start button and keyless entry give the hatchback a premium feel, while rear passengers are treated to more leg-room and a massive 359-litre boot. Fold the seats down and that figure is bumped up to 889-litres.
The infotainment system is comprised of a 7”-touch display as well as USB, HDMI and Bluetooth connectivity. There’s also a useful rear-camera. Cruise control, air conditioning and electric windows all come standard.
Power comes courtesy of a 4-cylinder 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine, producing 97kW of power and 155Nm of torque. This power is optimized thanks to the fact that the Jazz Sport only weighs 1066kg, giving it a power to weight ratio of 91kW/tonne. This allows the hatch to accelerate to 100km/h in under 10-seconds with an average consumption of 5,6 litres/100 km. Dynamics have also been addressed, with revised damper settings, a more rigid steering rack, improved brakes and a stiffer body improving the feel of the car from the driver’s seat.
The new Jazz Sport is available in seven vibrant colours and will carry a R310 000 price tag. The price tag includes a comprehensive five-year/200 000 km warranty and a four-year/60 000 km service plan.