Honda is one of the car brands, over which one does not read every day something new. But now it is thick: After the recently announced new mini - SUV called Honda HR - V is now also interesting novelties for Civic and Jazz.
The compact Civic gets a facelift, which can be seen for the first time live at the Paris Motor Show ( 4th to October 19, 2014 ). Both five-door and station wagon obtain differently shaped headlights that now include LED daytime running lights. The bumper has taken a honeycomb lattice now horizontal ribs. The five-door also gets a new rear bumper, side skirts other, a black rear spoiler and LED taillights. Inside Honda donated new seat covers, door panels with chrome handles and a center console in metallic black.
In addition, the revised Civic, the new infotainment system Honda Connect is offered for the first time. It includes a seven-inch touch screen, GPS, Internet access, a digital radio function, a Bluetooth interface and a rearview camera. In addition, the City Emergency Brake - series from the Comfort trim level ?? is now in the five-door as in the combination. The radar-based anti - collision system prevents accidents by autonomous braking at low speeds or reduce the consequences. To operate at speeds below 32 km / h.
In addition, Honda announced the Civic Sport. The optical variation completes the range of the five-door model from 2015. It is powered by engines, which are also offered in the normal Civic: the 1.6 - liter diesel with 120 hp or the 1.8 - liter gasoline engine with 142 hp. To design include a honeycomb grille, black 17 - inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler in body color and a black headliner.
The new version of Jazz is to see in Paris. New here, however, relatively, because in Japan, the third generation since September 2013 under the name Fit on the market. With us the car comes almost two years later, in the summer of 2015 for Paris Honda announced the European version of the prototype.
The outer dimensions of the small car change only slightly: the new Jazz is one and a half inches longer and three inches more wheelbase, providing more space in the passenger compartment. The special feature of the model ?? the central location of the fuel tanks ?? is maintained. Therefore also the new Jazz the so-called Magic Seats: The seats in the rear can be tilted upwards as the seats in the cinema, so for example, large potted plants can be accommodated. A newly developed chassis to ensure more comfort.
Under the hood is a new 1.3 - liter gasoline engine valve timing and valve lift comes with the i - VTEC (intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control). For power nothing is communicated. The engine is coupled with either six-speed transmission or continuously variable CVT transmission. Im still current Jazz, there is a 1.2 - liter gasoline engine with 90 hp, a 1.4 - liter gasoline engine with 100 hp and a hybrid drive with a 88 - horsepower gasoline engine and a 14 PS ( ten kilowatts ) strong e- motor . ( sl )