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2017 Honda Jazz, Odyssey pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Honda Jazz and Odyssey ranges have been detailed this week, bringing new styling updates to the Japanese brand's popular light hatch and people mover. The Honda Jazz continues to kick-off from $14,990 (plus on-road costs), with the entry-level VTi model gaining 15-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment...

Honda Australia expands Takata recall - UPDATE

Honda has issued a recall for 25,284 of its previous-generation Accord, Accord Euro, Civic, City, Jazz, Insight and Legend models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. As with all recalls brought on by the global Takata recall, affected vehicles could see the airbag inflator rupture upon deployment in the event of an accident...

Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market. The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of their most affordable models to get buyers through their showroom doors...

2017 Honda Jazz gets updated infotainment unit: Touch-panel buttons gone, but…

New 2017 Honda Jazz infotainment interface deletes volume control, shrinks screen A quiet 2017 Honda Jazz update has rolled onto the local market, bringing what proposes to be an improvement to the small hatch's infotainment system. In all versions of the Jazz offered for the 2015 and 2016 model years, buyers had been treated to a large 7...

Honda WR-V: Jacked-up Jazz revealed for South America

The 2017 Honda WR-V has been revealed this week at the Sao Paulo motor show, becoming the smallest model in the Japanese company's SUV line-up. First teased in a designer sketch last month, the WR-V has been designed and developed in Brazil for the South American market...

Brazil's new Honda WR-V previewed in jazzy sketch

The 2017 Honda WR-V has been previewed in a sketch released by the Japanese marque, ahead of the new compact SUV’s reveal at the Sao Paulo motor show in November. Aimed primarily at the South American market - where SUVs are becoming increasingly popular - the ‘Winsome Runabout Vehicle’ will sit below the CR-V and HR-V in Honda’s SUV line-up...

Honda Jazz Limited Edition returns for $19,490 drive-away

The Honda Jazz Limited Edition has been rolled out again, on the back of the company's success with last year’s special of the same name. With a claimed $3000 worth of extra features for just $1000 over the base car, Honda says the new 2017 Jazz LE features a number of “customer-focused” upgrades...

Light car sales will recover, predicts Honda

Light car sales are in the doldrums right now, but key market player Honda is convinced things will turn around — it’s just not quite sure when it’ll happen, and why it’s happening in the first place. Sales of light vehicles are in relative freefall this year, down 16 per cent within a total market up three per cent...

Honda airbag recall extends to Legend: More Civic and Jazz models join the list

Honda Australia’s ongoing recall of models equipped with controversially faulty Takata airbags has grown again, with a further 71,856 vehicles added this week. The latest additions include more variants of the previously recalled Civic and Jazz, this time affecting an as-yet unspecified number of vehicles in the 2006-11 Civic and 2012 Jazz lines...

Honda Australia extends Takata airbag recall: CR-V, Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, City, Insight

Honda Australia has issued a new recall notice this week, expanding its ongoing recall of vehicles affected by the global Takata airbag scandal. The recall, which centres on the potential for metal fragments to pass through the airbag at the moment of deployment, has affected more than 53 million vehicles worldwide...

Crash safety stars: Euro NCAP names 2015 Best in Class

Crash safety testers impressed with Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar XE, Mazda MX-5, Infiniti Q30 in 2015 Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has named the cars that impressed most in crash safety tests carried out through 2015...