Honda Jazz Video Review

An astonishing number of Honda Jazz owners buy another and the third generation version we’re looking at here aims to keep them loyal. But the Japanese brand also needs to attract new converts to its clever little supermini, something that will be easier to do with this MK3 model thanks to its smarter looks, impressive practicality and better driving experience. For very good reasons, this is the supermini that industry insiders most commonly recommend.

How exactly do you better a best seller? Back in 2007 when they launched the second generation version of their Honda Jazz supermini, you got the feeling that Honda really weren’t quite sure. Its predecessor, launched in 2002, had after all, offered buyers something unique and unobtainable elsewhere, a revolutionary ‘magic seat’ interior design that gave supermini buyers the greater practicality of a larger family hatchback. Its replacement delivered more of the same in a smarter package – but not much else. With this third generation model, Honda had to move the game on – and the signs are that they have.

There’s a stiffer, more responsive chassis and a much more up to date petrol engine that’ll help the brand in its efforts to try and lower this car’s traditionally rather aging customer demographic. And all the ‘Magic Seat’ cleverness inside continues, versatility that most segment rivals still haven’t matched.


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