Honda’s European division has unveiled the Jazz X-Cross, a extra rugged-wanting edition of its well-liked gentle hatch for those who may possibly not want to go whole-SUV.
Fundamentally, the X-Cross is a cosmetic offer, incorporating components like wheel arch cladding, entrance and rear skid plates and side safety strips.
Inside is regular Jazz, with the only big difference getting a established of ‘X-Road’ ground mats – we never have shots simply because, very well, there aren’t any.
Although this type of car is not noticed normally in Australia, Europe is house to different crossover-styled variations of frequent hatchbacks – Volkswagen made use of to have the CrossPolo and CrossGolf in the prior technology, and Ford now has the Fiesta Active.
The Jazz X-Cross’s powertrain is also carried more than, which means it makes use of the European version’s 75kW/123Nm 1.3-litre obviously-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol motor mated to possibly a 6-speed manual or CVT transmission.
Talking with CarAdvice, Neil McDonald, Honda’s local public relations manager, confirmed the Jazz X-Cross is a no-go for our market.
“It’s a Europe only motor vehicle as our Jazz arrives out of Thailand,” he stated. Disgrace.
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