New engine for updated Honda Jazz

Facelifted supermini gets new Sport trim level with 128bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine

Previewed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the updated Honda Jazz is now available to order, starting at £14,115.

The update brings relatively subtle changes to the bumpers, headlamps and interior vents of Honda's smallest UK offering, but a new Sport model with a 128bhp 1.5-litre engine gives it a welcome power boost. A new 'skyride blue' paint finish has also been introduced.

The 1.3-litre, 101bhp engine continues and is available with a six-speed manual or a CVT (continuously variable transmission) automatic gearbox. This can be chosen on the S, SE and EX trim levels, all of which include air-conditioning, cruise control and automatic lights.

SE adds parking sensors front and rear, 15-inch alloy wheels and heated door mirrors, and starts at £15,615. The EX trim level starts at £17,115 and adds LED headlamps, front foglamps, 16-inch alloy wheels and automatic climate control, as well as keyless entry and a reversing camera.

The Sport starts at the same price as the EX and is distinguished by a thinner, sportier splitter below the radiator grille and a trio of strakes on the rear bumper, both of which are edged in red – hinting at the superfast Honda Civic Type-R. LED headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel, a small rear spoiler and front foglights are also included, as well as that more powerful engine.

The facelifted Jazz retains its impressive practicality, comprising a 354-litre boot and 60:40 split-folding rear seats with ‘Magic’ bases that fold up like cinema seats, revealing an impressively spacious rear load area.

Customer deliveries of the updated Jazz are expected to begin in February.

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