Honda Jazz 2012 facelift reaches UAE & GCC
Honda has just launched the facelifted 2012 Jazz in the GCC. There aren’t many changes other than of the cosmetic variety.
The exterior of the 2012 Honda Jazz receives redesigned front & rear bumpers, apparently for better aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. Also restyled are the headlights and taillights, as well as possibly the side-mirrors with indicator lamps. Three new colours are also available.
The engine remains the same, a 118 hp 1.5-litre i-VTEC 4-cylinder, with 145 Nm of torque at 4800 rpm. Unfortunately, the only available gearbox in the UAE is a 5-speed automatic with optional paddle-shifters.
The base LX grade gets 15-inch steel wheels and the top EX grade gets 16-inch alloy wheels. Other features include the rear “magic” seats, LCD trip computer, 10 cup-holders, cooled glove box, and a single CD/MP3 stereo with speed-dependent volume adjustment, four speakers, two tweeters and a USB adapter in the centre console. The EX also gets cruise control, leather steering wheels with audio buttons and paddle shifters, as well as an optional panoramic glass roof.
Standard on all models are dual front airbags and three-point seatbelts in all 5 seating positions, as well as ABS and Electronic Brake-force Distribution. In addition to a child seat bar, tether anchors are provided in both left and right rear seats. Side airbags are optional.
The 2012 Honda Jazz will hit showrooms in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other GCC countries this month.
For specs and prices, visit the Honda Jazz buyer guide.