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2014 HONDA JAZZ AUSTRALIA

Honda's all-new Jazz hatch touches down in Australia this week, replacing the second-generation model that first appeared in 2007.

The new Jazz is offered in three trim grades, while a manual option is available with the entry model only.

Prices are also down compared to the current Japan-sourced ‘Vibe’ range, with the opening VTi manual’s $14,990 representing a $1000 saving over the current VTi.

The VTi CVT auto and VTi-S CVT auto also offer $1000 savings, at $16,990 and $19,790 respectively, while buyers of the VTi-L are now $500 better off.

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Standard features have also been boosted with the new model, including a seven-inch touchscreen display and a three-mode reversing camera.

Full specifications will be revealed tomorrow (along with TMR's first-drive-review), but Honda has confirmed its Display Audio system as standard, offering deep integration with the Apple iPhone for music streaming and Siri assistance.

The VTi and VTi-S models get fabric trim, while the VTi-L (for ‘luxury’) adds leather-appointed interior trim, heated front seats and rear parking sensors.

Honda’s ‘Magic Seats’ system is also standard, allowing for 18 different configurations to help with loading cargo and passengers alike.

Standard safety features include Hill Start Assist, Emergency Stop Signal, Vehicle Stability Assist, six airbags and a three-mode reversing camera (normal, wide, top down).

All three trim grades are powered by Honda’s 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine, producing 88kW at 6600rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4500rpm.

In six-speed VTi manual form, the new Jazz lists fuel use at 6.2 l/100km, while the CVT auto in the VTi, VTi-S and VTi-L cuts that to 5.8 l/100km.

The considerably more efficient CVT replaces the five-speed auto of the outgoing model, which listed fuel use at 6.7 l/100km.

The 2014 Jazz joins the new-generation City sedan that launched in May, but Honda expects the hatch to be the bigger seller.

"Jazz is going to be our biggest-volume car. It’s something that us and our dealers are very much looking forward to," Honda Australia boss Stephen Collins told TMR at the launch of the new City.

"We expect to sell about a thousand Jazzes per month."

Sales figures for the new City, meanwhile, showed 390 examples leaving showrooms in June.

The new Jazz Hybrid has also been confirmed for Australia, though according to Honda its launch timing has yet to be locked in.

As with the current model (except for the Japan-sourced ‘Vibe’ versions) the new Jazz will continue to be sourced from Thailand. The Hybrid is likely to come from Japan, however.

Watch for more details on Australian specifications to come tomorrow.

 

PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

  • VTi manual - $14,990
  • VTi CVT - $16,990
  • VTi-S CVT - $19,790
  • VTi-L CVT - $22,490

MORE: 2014 Honda Jazz Revealed

 
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