The new Honda Jazz will be introduced in the UK market this Autumn and will differ in terms of equipment to the one that Japan and ASEAN gets. Like our version of the Jazz, the i-DSI engine has been phased out but in are two engines – a 90 PS 1.2 litre i-VTEC and a 100 PS 1.4 litre i-VTEC (likely actually the same as the 1.3 litre that we know).
For the 1.4 litre automatic model it uses neither a 5-speed auto or a CVT gearbox that the Japanese Fit and ASEAN Jazz get, but a next generation 6-speed HONDA i-SHIFT automated manual transmission. The first generation i-SHIFT made its debut on the Honda Civic hatchback. This new version promises reduced shift times, smoother shifts and a more intelligent automatic mode.
The 1.2 litre manual model promises 55.4mpg on the combined cycle with emissions of 120g/km. The 1.4 litre model does pretty well too – 54.3mpg and 123g/km. The models with manual transmissions get Shift Indicator Lights to provide a visual prompt of when is the best time to shift gears.
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