The brilliant Jazz Vibe & Jazz hybrid
If there’s one thing Honda’s engineers crave it’s a challenge,and the curlier the better!So when asked to improve the already-brilliant Jazz, rather
than rolling their eyes or dropping their shoulders, they scurried away positively aquiver with excitement. They returned behind the wheel of a Jazz so full of clever touches,even Honda’s firmest fans were amazed.
The first pleasant surprise was a more aerodynamic body with
a sporty mix of sharp lines. Looks, however, can prove more
than a little misleading.
Open the Jazz’s door and its compact exterior suddenly gives
way to an unfeasibly roomy cabin. And putting the ingenious
Magic Seats through their multi-angle, multi-configuration paces,
creates enough space to accommodate even the busiest life.
Then there’s the drive. Regardless of which powerful, efficient
i-VTEC engine option you choose, you’ll enjoy more than ample
More enjoyable still is cornering, which becomes an exercise
in grace and economy thanks to the Jazz’s superior rear
suspension and silky-smooth steering.
Lastly, but by no means least, safety was a subject of fanatical
focus. So much so, in fact, that the Jazz has been awarded the
ultimate accolade – a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
All of which goes to prove that, with a little polish and a lot
of hard work, even the best can be bettered.