It’s not every day Honda gives us a new Jazz. Few cars in this segment are lapped up as much by consumers ever since Honda released the first Jazz almost 20 years ago. For 2021, the Jazz has more tech, a new face, and the addition of electrification.
2021 Honda Jazz Crosstar
Price: $30,000/$30,800 two tone
Engine: 1.5L DOHC VTEC Petrol
Transmission: CVT Auto
Fuel Economy: 5.8L/100km
C02 Emissions (g/km): 133
Alloys: 16-inch Cross Design
Warranty: Five Years with Unlimited Ks
The range kicks off at $28,000 for the entry level Life and finished at the electric hybrid e: HEV Luxe at $35,000. My test car was the mid-range $30,000 Jazz Crosstar. This middle child is the first Jazz with an urban crossover stance.
Honda has raised the ride height by 33mm and additions like roof rails, water resistant upholstery, redesigned steering and a nose which distinctly has a whiff of adventure about it. I also loved the optional two-tone colour scheme.
The new interior is spot on. The first things you notice are the two spoke steering wheel, larger windscreen and much thinner a-pillars.
A clear digital instrument cluster stares at you and all the switchgears feel solid and well put together.
The new nine-inch infotainment screen is a peach too.
The 1.5L VTEC petrol engine pulls strongly and despite the raised ride height, you can still carry a decent pace through the bends while remaining relatively planted.
All in all, Honda’s new Jazz is an even more tempting proposition.