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Friday, October 11, 2019

Horowhenua Chronicle

Jazzy new interior By Colin Smith

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odel year 2020 improvements have been announced for the Honda Jazz with the focus on interior trim changes and an upgraded audio system. The 2020 Jazz range features a new infotainment system with an improved touchscreen, physical volume buttons and smart phone connectivity. Standard for the base model Jazz S is Apple CarPlay and a CD/DVD player plus an option to upgrade to the Premium Audio system. Premium Audio is standard for the RS, RS Sport and RS Mugen models with a larger screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s also a customisable Android interface with optional skins, fast charge USB ports to plug in and charge devices, Bluetooth, Voice Control and steering wheel-mounted controls to help make the driver’s selections easier and safer. All of the 1.5-litre Jazz RS models have also had style enhancements with a sports trim added to the interiors. The seats, door panels, steering wheel, dash and shifter all feature orange detailing and bold stitching which creates a contemporary feel. The Jazz comes standard with classleading space space including the innovative magic seat system along with reversing camera, parking sensors, Hill Start Assist,

Emergency Brake Assist, Emergency Stop Signal and a 5-star safety rating. The Jazz balances fun-to-drive performance with great fuel economy thanks to its EarthDreams powertrains. The entry level Jazz has a 1.3-litre engine developing 73kW at 6000rpm and 119Nm of torque at 5000rpm to achieve 5.1 litres per 100km with its advanced Atkinson Cycle technology. The three derivatives of the Jazz RS have a 1.5-litre engine with 97kW output at 6600rpm and peak torque of 155Nm at 4600rpm and achieve combined cycle consumption of 5.6L/100km. The RS also continues to benefit from sports suspension and steering, resulting in a more direct sporty drive and the 1.5-litre models move onto 16-inch alloy wheels and gain disc brakes on the rear. Other equipment highlights include proximity key smart access and push button start, City Brake Assist, LED headlights and daytime running lights, leather trimmed gearshift and steering wheel plus alloy pedals. The RS Mugen model has a Mugen sports body kit and Mugen alloy wheels. The Jazz RS models are available with a CVT transmission offering seven-speed sequential shifting or with a six-speed manual. Eight exterior colours are offered in the 2020 Honda Jazz line-up and there is a 5-year/ unlimited kilometres warranty and 24/7 national roadside assistance.

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