Honda announced at the Geneva show this week that it has replaced the 6-speed I-SHIFT robotized manual gearbox in the UK market Honda Jazz with a CVT gearbox, similar to the one offered in the Japanese market Jazz which replaces the original Honda CVT’s start-up clutch with a torque converter.

The rest of the Jazz has been facelifted as well, with updated headlamps, a new front bumper and a new black mesh front grille. The design of the tail lamp clusters have been updated as well, with red sections at the top and the bottom with the center section remaining clear.

In the interior, Honda has used a darker shade for the interior plastics, and chrome rings have been added to the climate control display and air vents, helping to give some contrast with the rest of the dashboard. The seat fabrics have also been updated with a new blue and black pattern.

On the technical side, engineers have revamped the suspension and steering settings of the new Jazz. The Jazz is supposed to ride better now, and Honda engineers have increased the torque around the center position of the steering wheel to help give the driver more feeling.

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