The Jazz would become the ideal premium hatchback with a diesel automatic option

The Honda Jazz has impressed me so much that I wouldn’t mind buying one at all, it’s an excellent city runabout while being frugal, practical and easy to drive as well. It’s not perfect (they say no car is) but the Jazz could certainly become better by addressing a few glaring issues like the lack of an autobox for the diesel (Honda already offers a CVT diesel with the Amaze so it’s not like they don’t have the hardware) and the infotainment system that’s far from impressive (connecting your phone even when paired was sometimes a task). But looking at the next-gen Jazz, it certainly looks ‘sexy in a new light!’

Globally Honda has already unveiled the next generation Jazz

What’s Cool

* Incredible space on offer
* Frugal diesel engine offering superb drivability
* Easy and fun to drive

What’s Not So Cool

* No diesel automatic
* Glitchy infotainment system
* Needs wider tyres

Would you choose a compact SUV over a premium hatchback?

Further Reading

Honda Jazz Diesel Long Term Review – First Report
2018 Honda Jazz Facelift Review
2018 Honda Jazz vs Hyundai Elite i20 – Shootout
2018 Honda Jazz vs Hyundai Elite i20 – Video
Honda Jazz Pros & Cons – Video