Honda Jazz Carnival Red 3

Earlier in the week, Honda Malaysia announced that a new colour will be added to the Honda Jazz, called Carnival Red, replacing the previous Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic. Although studio photos were provided, we were not quite sure how the colour would turn out in the real world, so we headed out to the nearest showroom to check it out.

As you can see here, the new crimson hue looks a little different here than in previous photos, being a little flat in appearance as it is a solid colour. Still, it does suit the car in our opinion, being much more vivid and striking than the new Dark Ruby Red Pearl offered on the City. It’s actually close in appearance to the Milano Red offered on the CR-Z, albeit it appears Carnival Red is a little brighter.

Honda Jazz Carnival Red 5

Apart from the new colour, the base Jazz S variant also gets a gloss black front grille with chrome garnish plus a chrome rear bar, bringing it in line with the rest of the lineup. Also added are power-adjustable door mirrors (previously manual).

Latest prices for the Honda Jazz in 2016 start from RM73,800 for the S, rising to RM81,000 for the mid-spec E. The range topping V is yours for RM89,400, all on-the-road inclusive of insurance. So, what do you think of the new colour? Sound off in the comments section after the jump.