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Honda Jazz Electric Cars

The small car market is currently a one, with many and models. In Japan, it has been competitive, with the Toyota sitting atop the heap for years as the favourite small car in the Recently, the Honda Jazz Fit in Japan) knocked Toyota off the and it isn’t hard to see why.

The Jazz is a well engineered, economical (if somewhat sluggish) The model we tested was the Gli (Base 1.3L with air at $18,990 on-roads.

The little Jazz the current trend of small bulking up in dimensions, interior and practicality. Its design is similar that of a small van with a area at rear, and short front. The short nose the pint sized 1.3L with the rear cargo hiding a spare space wheel under the floor.

Space utilisation must been key in the designer’s minds, as the Jazz stands out as a practical carrying city runabout, to live with day to day.

The floor of the car is flat, and the rear seats fold completely also, providing over litres of storage space in the ample room for large According to Honda literature you can 3 26 mountain bikes upright front wheels intact). believable, given the 1.7 metre by metre high rear area when the rear are folded flat.

With the seats in their upright there is room enough for 6 tall adults to sit comfortably, grab handles on the roof, and head rests for safety. is a good amount of knee also.

The front seats a moderate amount of comfort, and lateral and lumber support. seats didn’t seem to from the same amount of and might be a little more for longer trips. Driver is good, with relatively seating position in the car giving forward visibility with a adjustable steering wheel.

There is a reasonably large and lipped storage trays at the and passenger’s knees (becoming in small cars these Two cupholders are moulded in front of the The plastics and fabric used are of high quality feel and finish.

The leather steering is comfortable, and pleasant to use. It nearly sporty, with hand position grips. The of the interior controls are all similarly to use, with simple A/C and controls, 4 speed fan, and a unit mounted in the dash. The CD were basic, but friendly, and the was adequate from the system.

are 4 speakers. Of note, the Stereo is in the centre console, maybe thinks most of their wont want to be replacing it?

Expanses of grey shades of and material emphasise a Euro influence for the car. This through to the vehicle exterior, large looking external but still a compact stance on the

The 1.3L I-Dsi engine, a single over head cam and no valve timing, punches out at 5700rpm and 119Nm of torque at It idles very smoothly and and when moving away find approximately 90% of torque in the unit is available from to 5000 rpm, ensuring there is usually acceptable when required. For a 1.3L performance is reasonable, if a little at high revs. The engine is though, and quite flexible its good spread of torque allowing fewer gear The benefit of 1.3L and Honda design, coupled with tightening emissions standards is of better fuel consumption.

When highway cruising we around 4.9L/100km, and in and around the the figure crept up to about Both of these figures read from the trip

Fantastic economy, but in reality, we filling up the tank gave us worse figures, by 5-10%.

The is also good, with the mated to a slick 5 speed It has a short and easy throw, a very direct and precise Unfortunately the clutch on the test wasn’t as nice, with a lot of when changing gear, but it was and light and easy to live in city commuting.

Handling is good for the small car, to fairly firm suspension. prevails, as this is seen as the handling characteristic than City bumps and thumps soaked up admirably by the front and rear torsion beam given the overall firmness of the

On rougher roads, the car could somewhat unsettled, but on normal and suburban roads where the car spend 99% of its lifetime, it was acceptable, if not a firm.

Steering and braking the car was enjoyable however. There a great deal of feel the steering wheel (possibly to its electric power steering?), and the pedal felt wooden, a lot of graduation. Brakes were competent though, thanks to ABS and Electronic Brake force (EBD) technology.

Safety for the is excellent. Active safety is high, with ABS and EBD to measure slippage and alter brake to each individual wheel. airbags are offered, and various measure have been in the body construction.

There are rear headrests, something lacking in many much cars.

In conclusion, we found the Honda to offer excellent fuel and very good driveability, let down by a slightly underpowered It has excellent safety, class practicality and space, cute but rather firm suspension. It out as a small car worth considering.

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