Second generation Honda Jazz unveiled
Jeddah, November 23, 2008
Abdullah Hashim Company Ltd, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars in Saudi Arabia, has unveiled the second generation of Honda Jazz.
The new model has inherited the DNA from its extremely successful first generation and has evolved into another masterpiece improving on elements based on global customer feedback, said a company spokesman.
“The first generation Jazz was first introduced in 2001 and is now produced in six factories in five countries. The previous generation Jazz sold more than two million units across 115 countries highlights the popularity of Jazz across the world and amongst a spectrum of customers,” said general manager of Honda Division at Abdullah Hashim Co, Syed Shakibuddin Haider.
“Honda rarely carries the same concept for any next generation car. However, the first generation was so successful; it was a big challenge to improve on it. The new Jazz has inherited the same fundamental traits of its predecessor which achieved a great global success.”
In addition to that, packaging, utility and driving performance have been further advanced on the New Jazz to provide an answer to all the requirements of everyday life including the sudden and unexpected.
Honda’s man maximum, machine minimum concept is a basic approach to car design that calls for maximising space available for humans by minimising the space occupied by the machine.”
Haider pointed out that the exterior styling is intended to express both spaciousness and dynamic motion, with front pillars moved forward for an advanced, super-forward form. The fuel lid dovetails seamlessly with the monoform styling thanks to Honda’s first application of a push lift opener.
The door mirrors provide greater visibility with 30 per cent more surface area supported by a compact mount located at the base of the front quarter light. The muscular wheel arches and larger wheels, 16 inch with five spoke alloys, also augment exterior aesthetics in line with customers requirements in the Kingdom.
The New Jazz’s dynamic performance is made possible by the new 1.5L i-VTEC engine that delivers 118 hp @ 6600 rpm. Combined with a five Speed Automatic transmission (5AT) and a newly developed torque converter Jazz also delivers 14.8 kg-m torque @4800 rpm.
The All New Jazz will be available in one trim level in KSA which comes with a panoramic sunroof, 16” Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, Leather steering with audio and cruise control buttons, and paddle shift for sporty performance to fully enjoy the New Jazz. – TradeArabia News Service