2009 Honda Jazz review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 29 July 2008 , 10:07:23 byVeronica

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Honda Jazz

Honda developed the new Jazz, a 5-door hatchback that will achieve class leading interior space and improved fuel economy and low CO2 emission level. To be more precise, we are talking about 120 g/km. The previous generation was given more than fifty awards and has sold over two million around the world since its 2001 launch. The all-new Honda Jazz is even more spacious, has more rear leg room and bigger boot space. There are greater levels of safety equipment including the introduction of Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, active front seat head restraints and VSA. Under the hood it hides a 1.2-liter engine capable of generating 90 PS and a 1.4-liter i-VTEC engine is also available. The fuel economy reaches great levels of 5.3 liters per 100 km. The two models are equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission with gear ratios optimized for a more sporty driving experience while ensuring good fuel economy. The model equipped with it features the new Shift Indicator Light within the center of the rev counter, also found on the latest Honda Accord. The 1.4-liter unit can be teamed up with i-SHIFT transmission. The unit is a development of the system first fitted to the Civic, with improvements made: reduced gear change times, smoother shifts and more intelligent automatic mode shift logic. The model measures 3.900 mm in length, 1.695 mm in width and 1.525 in height and so it occupies its own unique niche between superminis and compact MPVs. The overall height remains the same, but the length is up by 55 mm and it is also slightly wider by 20 mm, to be more precise. The wheelbase increased by 50 mm and the front and rear track increased by 35 mm and 30 mm respectively. All these new dimensions offer better stability.