2023 Honda Jazz RS previewed ahead of official debut

Updated Aug 08, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Do you prefer this or the City Hatchback RS?

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) discontinued the Jazz in its lineup last year to make room for the City Hatchback. While we won’t be getting any recent news about the Honda Jazz, the hatchback is still pretty much alive outside the country or in other markets.

Honda Jazz front view

2023 Honda Jazz RS

The Japanese marque is taking the Jazz, or Fit in other markets, up-tempo with the preview of its RS trim in Japan. RS (Road Sailing) adds sportiness to the vehicle by introducing aggressive-looking exterior and interior bits. Locally, Honda cars such as the Brio, City, City Hatchback, and Civic are available with the sportier RS trim.

In the case of the upcoming Honda Jazz RS, it gets a larger diamond-pattern upper grille and a more prominent lower grille with vertical slats and the red RS badge. The hatchback is also seen with air scoops on the sides of the lower grille which appear to be faux.

Honda Jazz interior view

Interior with yellow stitching

Honda hasn’t previewed the rear end but we can see that the hatchback is fitted with an RS-exclusive wheel with a star-like pattern. Although, we can’t be sure of the size as the automaker has yet to unveil the full specifications of the 2023 Honda Jazz/Fit RS trim.

But what we know as of this writing is that the JDM-spec Honda Jazz RS will be using a hybrid system with improved performance. It will also be coming with a front-wheel drive (FWD) which is a unique configuration as compared to the rest of the range that has all-wheel drive (AWD).

Honda Jazz front view

The Jazz gets sporty

With the Honda Civic Hatchback sitting in HCPI’s lineup, it is very unlikely that we will see the new Jazz RS on our roads after its launch before the end of the year. You can instead opt for the sole City Hatchback RS variant if you wish to drive a sporty-looking Honda hatch. It is available with a price tag of Php 1,138,000.

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Know more about Honda Jazz 2022

Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz 2022 is a discontinued model in Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.'s (HCPI) lineup which used to compete in the hatchback segment. Honda Jazz 2022 Philippines price that ranges from Php 918,000 to Php 1,090,000 through the model's three variants. Powering the Jazz is a 1.5-liter Chain Drive SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder gasoline engine that is capable of delivering 118 hp and 145 Nm of torque. Only an Earth Dreams Technology Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is the available transmission option.

Dimensions-wise, the Jazz is 4,035 mm long, 1,694 mm wide, and 1,524 mm high, with ground clearance and wheelbase rated at 150 mm and 2,530 mm, respectively. This Japanese hatchback used to compete against the likes of the Suzuki Swift, Mazda2 Hatchback, and Toyota Yaris.

₱ 1,090,000

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