UPDATE: Honda has now officially announced its updates to the Jazz range. This article has been revised to reflect the latest details and manufacturer's list pricing.


July 31, 2017: The facelifted 2018 Honda Jazz is now on sale in Australia, with a lightly revised exterior matched to a mildly updated interior, along with a number of equipment updates.

The Japanese light-car range remains a three-tier offering, with the entry-level Honda Jazz VTi joined by a mid-spec VTi-S and a flagship VTi-L.

All powered by the same 88kW/145Nm 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine as before, a five-speed manual is again only available on the base VTi, with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) the exclusive option on the VTi-S and VTi-L – the latter coming standard with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

New-look bi-LED headlights, LED daytime running lights (for VTi-L), and LED tail-lights headline the 2018 revisions, along with new 16-inch alloy wheels (for VTi-S and VTi-L).

Inside, there’s also a new 7.0-inch central colour touchscreen, home to both satellite navigation (on VTi-S and VTi-L only) and the display for the rear-view camera.

A new Phoenix Orange colour has been added to the colour palette, along with Crystal Black, with Rally Red, Brilliant Sporty Blue, Modern Steel, Lunar Silver, and White Orchid all carrying over. Vivid Sky Blue and Attract Yellow appear to have been dropped from the list of available colours.

Features

Honda Jazz VTi

  • Magic Seats (new as standard kit)
  • Multi-angle reversing camera (new as standard kit)
  • Touchscreen Audio (7-inch) (new as standard kit), including:
    • AM/FM radio
    • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
    • AUX port
    • USB port
  • 5-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission
  • Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (MAEPS)
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors with LED turn indicators
  • LED taillights
  • Accessory 12V power outlet
  • Black fabric seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Power windows with driver auto up/down
  • Eco Assist
  • ECON Mode (automatic transmission only)
  • Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • Four speaker audio
  • SRS airbags: dual front, side and full-length curtain
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Whiplash mitigating front seats

Honda Jazz VTi-S

Additional features over VTi:

  • Built-in Satellite Navigation (new as standard kit)
  • LED Projector-beam headlights (new as standard kit)
  • Tailgate spoiler (new as standard kit)
  • 16-inch alloy wheels (new as standard kit)
  • Premium Fabric seat trim
  • Chrome rear licence plate garnish
  • Electrically retractable door mirrors
  • Fog lights
  • Side skirts
  • 12-volt power outlet in centre console
  • Armrest console
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Honda Jazz VTi-L

Additional features over VTi-S:

  • Bi-LED headlights
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • Smart entry and push button start
  • Paddle shifters
  • Security alarm
  • 6-speaker audio
  • Leather shift knob
  • Climate control
  • Power windows with driver and front passenger auto up/down
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear seat centre fold-down armrest

2018 Honda Jazz pricing

VTi (manual) - $14,990

VTi (CVT) - $16,990

VTi-S (CVT) - $19,990

VTi-L (CVT) - $22,990

* Metallic and Pearlescent paint - $495

All prices exclude on-road costs