2017 Honda Jade facelift rolls out in China

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More family look, solid wing face grill and full-LED headlights

Honda Motor Co Ltd. has recently launched the refreshed Jade at this year's Guangzhou Auto Show. First revealed during the 2013 Auto Shanghai, the Jade is a minivan, featuring a stylish exterior with an expansive 6-seater cabin.

The facelifted Jade sports a more family look with a solid wing face grill and a full-LED headlights. It also features a new front bumper, along with revamped foglamp surrounds. At the back, the taillights now has a larger area of the overall tail lamp cluster. It is also fitted with chrome door handles.

In addition, the Honda Jade rides on a seven-spoke alloy wheels.

Honda claims that the 6-seater cabin, with the help of the V-shaped slant to the seats' positioning, enables multiple configurations and provides easier ingress and egress.

At the heart of the Honda Jade is a 1.8 liter i-VTEC naturally-aspirated engine rated at 141 PS and 174 Nm of torque, which is also applied in the outgoing model. Meanwhile, the 1.5-liter turbocharged in-line four that produces 158 PS will also be available in the Chinese market later.

For the 1.8-liter engine, the Japanese automaker offers a five-speed automatic or continously variable transmission, depending on variant. Other amenities include hill start assist, ISOFIX child seat anchors for the rear seats, a tyre pressure monitoring system, emergency stop signal.

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