Honda Australia has dipped into its Japanese supply stream again, announcing the return of the special-edition Jazz Vibe and Vibe-S models.
The Vibe models were originally introduced in 2012 to fill the void caused by flood-interrupted supply out of Thailand. As before, both Vibe grades bring additional features.
Available for the next three months, the 1.3 litre Vibe adds around $1800 in additional features, while the 1.5 litre Vibe-S packs on $1100 in goodies.
For the Vibe, extras include cruise control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls and paddle shifters, powered door mirrors, climate control, leather gear knob and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.
Standard with 15-inch alloy wheels and a manual transmission, the Vibe can also be optioned with an automatic transmission for an extra $2000.
In the Vibe-S, there's all of the features of the Vibe (already standard at this trim level), along with sports-style seat fabrics and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Despite supply shortfalls, the Jazz was Honda Australia's second-best seller in 2012, with 9063 of the light hatches finding homes. Only the Civic bettered it, at 11,442 sales.
The long-awaited Honda Jazz Hybrid is also due in Australia this month, pairing a 1.3 litre petrol engine with a 10kW electric motor and CVT automatic transmission. Fuel consumption is listed at around 4.7 l/100km.
- Jazz Vibe - manual - $15,990
- Jazz Vibe - automatic - $17,990
- Jazz Vibe-S - automatic - $20,740