Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: Patrick De Guzman Cardano, Kelvin Christian Go | posted June 24, 2014 21:44
Now with Mugen and Modulo kits
It's finally here.
Honda Cars Philippines has just launched the all-new 2014 Jazz; the third generation of the popular hatchback from Honda.
“It is with much pride and joy that we are able to finally launch the third generation Honda Jazz in the Philippines,” said Toshio Kuwahara, Honda Cars Philippines President and General Manager. “Known for its fun and youthful vibe, this all new Jazz is sure to bring more joy to your usual mobility”.
The 2014 Honda Jazz is an all new model that has been styled around the 'Exciting H Design' and 'Crossfade Monoform Exterior' concepts. The sporty and futuristic design statement of the Jazz is featured on a body that has grown over the previous generation. The new Jazz measures in at 3955mm long, 1695mm wide and 1525mm tall with a wheelbase of 2530mm.
Inside, the cabin is designed around the concept of a 'Sophisticated Futuristic Cockpit'. As such, the Jazz gets details such as the '3-eye' instrument cluster, push start, touch-sensitive interfaces for the entertainment unit's 7-inch screen as well as the climate control.
Honda is also highlighting the superior space and versatility of the Jazz's interior as it still carries the U.L.T. as before (Utility cargo mode, Long cargo mode and Tall cargo mode) as well as a new 'Refresh' mode wherein all the seats can be folded down for relaxing while parked.
Powering the 2014 is 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine that delivers a maximum power output of 120 PS at 6600 rpm. The 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine is mated to either a Honda's 5-speed Manual Transmission or a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under the Earth Dreams Technology program.
The 2014 Jazz is also being launched with new Modulo accessory body kits as well as a Mugen kit; the latter is notable because unlike the Modulo which is a bolt-on kit, the Mugen actually replaces key exterior pieces including the entire front bumper (above). Honda has yet to release the pricing for the said kits.
“Tonight symbolizes another fulfillment of a promise to our customers; exuding sporty styling, unmatched versatility and functionality and class above technology, the All New Jazz is perfect companion for the lives you live,” concluded Kuwahara.
The 2014 Honda Jazz is now available in dealers in Rallye Red (all variants), Taffeta White (all variants), Alabaster Silver Metallic (V variants), Attract Yellow Pearl (VX and VX+), Vivid Sky Blue Pearl (VX and VX+) and Modern Steel Metallic (VX and VX+).
2014 Honda Jazz 1.5 V MT Php 768,000
2014 Honda Jazz 1.5 V CVT Php 808,000
2014 Honda Jazz 1.5 VX CVT Php 908,000 (available August 2014)
2014 Honda Jazz 1.5 VX+ CVT Php 948,000