Announcement All-New 4th Generation European Honda Jazz/Fit

Discussion in '4th Generation (2015)' started by Ichiban, Wednesday 25th Feb, 2015.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    • Fourth generation Jazz based on Honda’s global B-segment platform
    • New 1.3 litre i-VTEC petrol engine from Earth Dreams Technology series
    • Extra interior space, made versatile with Magic Seats® system
    • Bold, fresh exterior and refined cabin
    • New Honda Connect infotainment system
    • Advanced Driver Assist Systems enhance safety
    Arriving in Europe in summer 2015, the fourth-generation Jazz features bold yet sophisticated exterior and interior design, with unrivalled interior space and versatility. Occupants will benefit from increased refinement and advanced safety and infotainment technologies, as well as a highly efficient and dynamic driving experience.
    While the newcomer retains the classic Jazz silhouette, it exhibits distinctive contemporary styling including a powerful new face and strong lines. The use of Honda’s cleverly packaged new global B-segment chassis means that the latest Jazz is even bigger on the inside. The company’s Magic Seats ® system ensures the interior offers unmatched versatility as well as class-leading space, with a range of configurations for carrying cargo and passengers.
    High-quality soft-touch materials and thoughtful interior design provide a sophisticated ambience. With a seven-inch touchscreen in the centre of the dash, Honda Connect is a new in-car infotainment system that offers internet browsing and access to real-time news, traffic and weather and numerous internet music stations.
    The 2015 Jazz will be fitted with a new powerful and efficient 1.3 litre petrol engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series. A refined ride is allied to more responsive and engaging handling, thanks to a new, more rigid and lighter chassis and re-engineered suspension.
    The Advanced Driver Assist System package, which employs a camera and mid-range radar, underpins a comprehensive suite of new advanced safety technologies that are being introduced across Honda’s new product line-up during 2015.
    Remarkable interior space and versatility
    Honda’s new B-segment platform – shared with the all-new HR-V – employs highly efficient packaging solutions. A lower-profile fuel tank mounted under the front seats frees up underfloor space beneath the rear seats, enabling the platform to accommodate Honda’s innovative Magic Seats® system.
    Longer by 95mm on the outside and with a 30mm longer wheelbase, new Jazz is endowed with astonishing interior passenger space: leg, shoulder and headroom in the front and rear are unrivalled in the class.
    For load-lugging, new Jazz again trumps the competition with class-leading cargo space. Boot space has been increased to 354 litres (VDA)with the rear seats in use and 884 litres (VDA) with the rear seats down. Each of the 60:40 split Magic Seats® in the rear can adopt numerous configurations to maximise the versatility of the spacious interior.
    In ‘Utility’ mode, the rear seat back folds forward as the seat base lowers to create a long, flat floor. In ‘Tall’ mode, the rear seat base is locked in a vertical position to leave space from floor to ceiling. ‘Long’ mode sees front and rear passenger seat backs fold forward to a horizontal position.
    With a wide tailgate and a low load height, access to the boot is easy, while four tie-downs in the boot enable objects to be securely transported.
    New chassis and dynamic set-up with powerful, efficient engine delivering refined driving characteristics
    Thanks to its new global B-segment platform, new Jazz is lighter than its predecessor and benefits from greater rigidity.
    Upgraded, lighter suspension components – MacPherson struts at the front and an H-type torsion beam at the rear – combine with the longer wheelbase to provide ride stability by naturally reducing pitching motions. New damper systems also improve ride quality for all occupants and reduce vibrations from the road into the cabin, and a new electric power-assisted steering system results in greater feedback for the driver.
    New front suspension geometry provides more stable and composed handling, helping the response of the new Jazz feel more accurate, natural and agile through corners.
    The new suspension also helps dampen road noise and vibration by reducing the intrusion of harsh body inputs for refined composure. Comprehensive soundproofing brings further improvements, notably reducing engine, road and wind noise. The dash area of the body received particular attention to reduce noise paths, while aerodynamic covers under the body reduce airflow noise while reducing aero drag.
    The overall effect is that the new Jazz feels and sounds peerlessly sophisticated, with reassuringly composed and refined dynamics.
    At launch, the Jazz will be available with the highly efficient, highly responsive 1.3 litre i-VTEC petrol engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series. Delivering 102 PS of power at 6,000 RPM, the new engine is mated to a six-speed manual (replacing the previous five-speed unit) or a semi-automatic CVT transmission.
    Bold, fresh exterior design; refined and sophisticated cabin, with an
    advanced new infotainment system

    An all-new exterior design brings Jazz into line with the full range of new and refreshed Honda models launching in 2015.
    A distinctive new face echoes the ‘solid wing’ theme across the grille and headlamps that is shared across the 2105 Honda family. The bold X-shape of the face rises – around the lower edge of the headlamps, over the bonnet, and along the roof line to the rear roof spoiler – and falls to the lower bumper skirt, to create a secure, planted look.
    Twin bodyside cut-in swage lines rise from the front wheel arch to give a forward leaning, purposeful in-motion look. At the rear, the tailgate spoiler and near-vertical rear windscreen provide a strong aesthetic, while angular rear combination lamps accentuate the bold design.
    Inside, the cabin gives all occupants a sense of airy spaciousness thanks to a large windscreen that meets the roof panel a long way rearward. This, along with the large front quarter windows provides excellent forward visibility and admits plenty of light into the cabin.
    Quality materials within the cabin include high-grade, sophisticated black soft-touch dash and trim surfaces with premium detailing, contrasting upholstery materials and polished chrome trim accents.
    Steering wheel-mounted controls provide easy access to commonly used functions and enable the driver to switch between various information views on the centre console screen – either a five-inch LCD multi-information display or seven-inch Honda Connect infotainment touchscreen, depending on model grade.
    The intuitive Honda Connect interface employs smartphone-style ‘pinch, swipe and tap‘ functionality. Running the Android operating system, it provides fast and easy access to internet-based services including internet browsing, real-time traffic, news and weather, social media, and internet music stations. Further apps can be installed from the purpose-designed Honda App Centre, enabling owners to personalise their connected infotainment experience, and integrated Garmin Navigation is available.
    The Honda Connect touchscreen also displays vehicle information – such as trip meter, fuel economy and journey time.
    In addition, the Honda Connect system syncs with smartphones and other multimedia devices through MirrorLink, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI and USB.
    Comprehensive suite of advanced safety features
    As with all new Honda vehicles sold in Europe, the Jazz is fitted with a number of premium active and passive safety technologies.
    Available as an option on the entry-level model, and available as standard on all other grades, Honda’s suite of safety technologies known as the Advanced Driver Assist System includes Intelligent Speed Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition system, and High-beam Support System.
    Honda’s City-Brake Active system will be fitted as standard on the Jazz.
    Passive safety in the 2015 Jazz starts with Honda's proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure technology that enhances occupant crash protection in frontal collisions. A network of connected structural elements distributes crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle, reducing the forces transferred to the passenger compartment. ACE™ also helps minimise the potential for under-ride or over-ride situations that can happen during head-on or offset frontal impacts with a larger or smaller vehicle.

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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Bumpy what do you guys think?
  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Funky !

    But what's with the massive cup holder thing to the left of the steering wheel ?:crazyeyes:
  4. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

    United Kingdom Chester Northumberland
    I like the look of the interior, must better than the current one, but is the rear end a bit "busy"?
  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    I think the rear angle and the shadows of the dark orange make it appear busy but in reality its a very good looking derrière.
  6. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

    United Kingdom Chester Northumberland
    I would buy one
  7. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    England Dave Birmingham
    I like the interior, unsure about car. may be the colour.
  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Not keen on the colour. Having said that, I think that's a good looking car.
  9. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    What Car? have a two page 'first drive' of the new Jazz this month (October 2015). They score it as 3/5, with the Skoda Fabia at 5/5 and the VW Polo 4/5 in comparison.

    Verdict is that it is practical and well equipped, let down by the drive where they say rivals are better, with the engine coming in for criticism as 'old fashioned' when compared to those available from Ford, VW and Skoda.

    What made me chuckle was the comment that the new Jazz has "...had small exterior styling changes..."

    It's an entirely new car, surely - and doesn't even look like the old one. What lazy journalism...:wait:
  10. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    It takes an exceptional journalist to be truly objective in these comparisons. At the end of the day, they are still just expressing their own opinion.

    The best positive I can see is that Honda vehicles are included in these articles. Every little piece of exposure helps remind the public that we have something new.

    I believe that's why the likes of Ford etc keep tweaking their cars. An excuse for the launch of 'Our all new xxxx'. They just want media exposure and positive reinforcement of their brand.
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  11. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    You can now build the new Jazz and HR-V on the Honda website.

    I'm pleased to see a couple of things with the Jazz. First, you can have the CVT gearbox on any trim level. Excellent.

    Second, there are a couple of new and 'funky' colours - as there were with the previous Jazz at times. I quite like the yellow...:Smile:...but would probably buy white or grey :Wassat:
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  12. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

    United Kingdom Legend The Big Smoke
    I believe that is infront of the vent to chill/warm the drink but you are right, it looks massive OR maybe its the angle. I wonder if there is a boot release button/tab inside the cabin. There is none in my first Gen Jazz and its such an annoyance. The boot latch doesn't work very well which mean I have either unlock multiple times using the remote OR use a key in the lock.

    Which gives me an idea.. maybe I want to do a post about quirks of owning a Jazz... I know its obsolete now that its 2 Gen old but why not.. :excited:
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  13. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Just to say that having looked at one of these at my local dealer (not driven) it is a fantastic little - well, not so little - thing.

    The interior space, design and quality are top notch. Really impressive :likeit:
  14. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

    United Kingdom Chester Northumberland
    I've spotted something I don't like, the drivers door keyhole. I know nobody uses keys but Im sure someone will and catch the paint work!
  15. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    I'd noticed that as well.

    It's a bit...1980s!

  16. tomwillie Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    England Tom Royston
    Wife's CR-V in for first MOT today & been provided with new Jazz SE courtesy car. It feels more substantial to drive than previous generation but still suffers from what I consider is the bane of all Honda models i.e. too much road noise inside cabin on worn asphalt road surfaces.
  17. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds

    Okaaaay and? trying too hard to make younger?