The latest Honda Jazz has only been on the market since 2020, but is already getting a small facelift. It focuses mainly on the nose, with a new grille design, a dark background for the headlights and a slightly more aggressive shape of the front bumper. The SUV-like Crosstar gets a honeycomb grille and also gets new bumpers and side skirts with silver accents that are reminiscent of skid plates, but are not really them. In addition, a new exterior color can also be ordered: Fjord Mist Blue, a slightly lighter baby blue than the launch color of the Jazz Crosstar.
The difference that you should notice more clearly, however, is the update to the hybrid powertrain that produces a bit more power. 14 horsepower, to be precise, for a total of 122 horsepower for the electric motor that drives the front wheels. The generator engine also gets an extra 11 hp (now 106 hp) and the 1.5 liter petrol engine now delivers 107 hp (+ 10 hp). The automatic gearbox has also been recalibrated for better response and the engine now also shifts a little later, at 6,300 rpm. It should all combine to make for a snappier-feeling powerplant.
Finally, a new trim level is coming to the Jazz range: Advance Sport. It has its own paint color, Urban Gray, a specific front bumper and grille, black side mirrors and unique 16-inch wheels. On board there are microfiber half leather seats, a three-spoke steering wheel and a yellow stitching pattern. The practical advantages of the Jazz remain, with its flexible loadspace layout thanks to the Magic Seats. There is also another advantage: from now on the Jazz can tow up to 500 kilos, which is useful for bicycle carriers or trips to the container park. Sales of the updated Jazz will start in early 2023.