The original Honda Jazz was first launched more than a decade ago in 2002, but when a car sells more than a quarter of a million models, its manufacturer is bound to keep them rolling off the production line. The current Jazz offers five-door supermini practicality, efficient engines, plenty of standard equipment and loads of room for passengers – sticking to Honda's classic formula. The class-leading interior is smart and flexible, the best in any supermini and even challenging some MPVs for sheer practicality, even though it has much smaller dimensions. Honda and the Jazz have a top-drawer reputation for durability and dependability, and the latest version of the Jazz has a larger exterior than its predecessor. The Honda Jazz comes in six main specifications: entry-level S, SE, Si, ES, EX and top-of-the-range EXL – along with some extra versions, adding a “T” for integrated sat-nav or “A/C” for air-conditioning. The more eco-minded can also choose the hybrid Jazz for the first time, using the same battery technology as the Honda Insight, which proves to be more economical than the rival Nissan Note. And because no diesel version is available, the hybrid is the most efficient model you can buy. The main negative is the Jazz's high list prices, which limits its appeal somewhat. A new model of the Jazz is expected to be unveiled by Honda in late 2013 or early 2014.