Sporty special to be built in very limited numbers
Honda has revealed a new Jazz +Sport, carrying a handful of extra features and a $20,590 price before on-road costs.
Update, 11:13am: Although it's listed as the Limited Edition +Sport on the Honda website, the special Jazz is simply badged +Sport. We've corrected our article to reflect that. Pricing was initially quoted as a local drive-away price, however Honda has since clarified with a manufacturers list price.
Based on the mid-range Jazz VTi-S, the new limited-run +Sport carries a claimed $1600 of extra standard equipment.
There's a +Sport badge on the boot, for one, along with gloss black highlights on the licence plate surrounds and 16-inch alloy wheels. You also get rear parking sensors, supporting the standard-fit reversing camera. Factory satellite navigation is included on the 7.0-inch touchscreen, too.
Because it's not based on the range-topping VTi-L, buyers still miss out on niceties like leather seats, a leather gear knob and keyless entry. You also get old-fashioned manual air conditioning, and the seats aren't heated. Small things, designed to ensure the VTi-L is still the daddy.
Power still comes from a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine making 88kW and 145Nm. It's hooked up to a CVT as standard, and returns a claimed 5.9L/100km on the combined cycle.
Honda is planning to build a small number (around 240) of the +Sport, but if the car is well received more sporty special editions are likely in future.
Honda Jazz pricing
- VTi (manual) - $14,990
- VTi (CVT) - $16,990
- VTi-S (CVT) - $19,990
- +Sport (CVT) - $20,590
- VTi-L (CVT) - $22,990
Prices are without on-road costs, unless otherwise noted. Thanks to Henry for the news tip!
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