The media interest in the soon to be released 3rd Generation Honda Jazz is exploding, with the press keen and eager to take the new look Honda Jazz through it's paces!
Here is an article spotted on Stuff from the Taranaki Daily News.
Honda space ace better than ever
Apart from the fact that Honda has been able to put the new Jazz III into the showroom with more than $2200 worth of sat-nav and connectivity, plus alloy rims and other kit, and offer them in a vehicle that costs less than the old model, probably the most astonishing thing about Honda's third-generation Jazz is that no competitor has attempted to mimic or better its amazing packaging.
Just to remind you, the first Jazz appeared in 2002 with a platform that placed the fuel tank under the front seats, leaving better front-rear weight balance, a more appropriate centre of gravity and best of all, the most useful rear seat arrangement in its segment - or the one above, for that matter.
As with everyone else's hatchbacks, the Jazz's rear seat backs fold for more load space, but the Honda differs in that the rear cushions can be made to flip up too, locking in position to accommodate upright items on the floor. The front passenger seat also leans all the way back to make room for extra-long storage. Even when the rear seats are in use, there's space underneath those cushions to stow business and sports bags, and of course valuables when you're parked.
Magically, the Jazz also allows five tall people to comfortably use its cabin without getting in each others' way, though Honda would be the first to admit that the centre-rear row passenger doesn't have the best seat in the house, just the best centre-rear seat in the segment.
Automotive News started as a print publication more than a decade ago, and is now a leading automotive website and a TV show on Sky channel 83 Wednesdays 8pm. They got hold of the all new Honda Jazz, and this is what they had to say:
All that Jazz – new Honda hatchback hits the right note
The new Honda Jazz RS in another of the new colours in the bright new colour spectrum - Attract Yellow Pearl.
One of the strengths of the previous Honda Jazz was the way the seats folded every which way – one of its weaknesses was its jiggly ride.
The so-called ‘magic seats’ in the new third-generation Jazz are still as flexible, folding 18 different ways. Take it as read that tumbling the seats one way and the other is a standout feature. It’s as if Honda’s interior designers used a rubik’s cube to work things out.
But its engineers relied on something less perplexing to fix the fidgety ride. A valve change in the shock absorbers and a tweak here and there in the spring settings helped that.
That’s the first impression of the five-door hatchback after a brief drive around Auckland. The second was of a small car chockablock with equipment, all seven variants: S, RS, RS Sport, RS Mugen.
It begins with the entry-level S Jazz with its 10 cupholders. Standard kit includes 15-inch alloys, reversing camera, sat-nav, Bluetooth, touchscreen, hill start assist, a five-year warranty with unlimited mileage, a first for Honda.
Automotive Industry Magazine Autotalk has had a bit to say about the soon to be released new generation honda Jazz.
Honda wants great things from new Jazz
The 3rd Generation Honda Jazz RS in one of the vibrant new colours on offer - sunset orange - at a lower price than that model it replaces.
Honda has laid down the gauntlet to the light and small car market, it wants to double sales of its new Jazz.
Honda hopes that the value for money proposition offered by the new Jazz hatchback will see the car increase its market share from more than 900 sales last year to more than 1,800 this year.
The entry level 1.3-litre Jazz S offers a reversing camera, satellite navigation, bluetooth, touch screen, alloy wheels, hill start assist, emergency stop signal, magic seats, and a five year warranty from $23,700.
Donna Smith from Nelson / Tasman Victim Support at the Richmond Mall where tickets are being sold at the moment. Just $5 will get you a ticket, and a chance to win over $48,000 worth of prizes.
Honda New Zealand have put up their hand to be a major part of this years 2014 Victim Support fund raiser, "The Power of Dreams National 2014 Lottery".
The goal is to raise money for this hard working and sadly essential charity through the selling of 35,000 raffle tickets. The prizes are fantastic. For just $5 a ticket, or $20 for a book of 5 tickets you have the opportunity to win over $48,000 worth of prizes, and you also get the warm fuzzies of helping support a great charity at the same time!
1st Prize: a Honda CRV-s car + orc worth $40,492 and you get to choose the colour!
2nd Prize:Travel & Accommodation to Japan for two value $4,470
3rd Prize: $2,000 Mitre 10 Giftcard
4th Prize: Luxury weekend in Wellington, value $784
5th Prize: $500 MTA Giftcard
You can purchase the tickets from Bowater Honda in Achilles Ave, or from Victim Support at the Richmond Mall over the coming 6 weeks. They will be out there on and off, usually around lunchtime parked up next to the Honda CR-V in the main eastern entrance. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and we will let you know when the Victim Support team will be around.
Tickets went on sale from the 1st of May and are available until the 24th June, with the draw taking place 10am on Monday 7th July.
Update: Time is running out - the ticket sales must end on June 24th!
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