MELBOURNE – Honda Australia has announced equipment and pricing updates for the Jazz and Odyssey model lines with the arrival of 2017-build and 2017 Model Year (17YM) vehicles this month.
The entry-level Jazz VTi gains alloy wheels as standard equipment with the latest update, but with no increase to the Manufacturer’s List Price of $14,990* for the manual transmission variant.
The new 15-inch alloy wheels feature a five-point, twin-swept-spoke design and are fitted with 175/65 R15 tyres, adding to the comprehensive list of standard equipment already fitted to the Jazz VTi and further elevating it above its Light segment rivals.
“The Honda Jazz continues to be one of the most popular models in the Honda line-up,” said Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins.
“It very much embodies Honda’s ‘man maximum, machine minimum’ philosophy, offering one of the most spacious and flexible interiors of any Light segment vehicle on the market courtesy of its ingenious Magic Seats.
“Coupled with other segment-leading features such as LED projector beam headlights, LED tail lights and a multi-angle reversing camera, the addition of alloy wheels on Jazz VTi will ensure it remains one of the best equipped, best value Light cars on the market.”
The rest of the Jazz model range remains unchanged, with the VTi-S and VTi-L variants both continuing to offer class-leading levels of equipment and features. Highlights for the VTi-S include stylish 16-inch alloy wheels, sporty side skirts and automatic climate control air conditioning, while the range-topping VTi-L adds luxury appeal with leather-appointed seat trim+, heated front seats and reverse parking sensors.
The Honda Odyssey has also received a number of new additions to its equipment list, in line with the arrival of 2017 Model Year vehicles.
The top-selling VTi-L variant has a new look front fascia with dark chrome upper grille, black three-bar lower grille and darkened headlight housings, along with privacy glass for the second row, third row and tailgate windows.
Inside, the second row captain’s chairs are now fitted with ISOFIX compatible anchorage points for child restraint systems, while both the VTi and VTi-L gain new split-pocket storage pockets on the back of the driver and front passenger seats, improving access to storage for all second row passengers.
For the exterior paint colour palette, Carnelian Red Pearlescent has been replaced by Premium Spice Purple Pearlescent, which is available on both Odyssey variants.
“Honda’s Odyssey is the clear people mover of choice for private buyers in the under $60,000 segment, commanding just under 50 per cent of all sales in that sector of the market,” said Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins.
“While the Odyssey VTi-L is the top selling individual variant across the entire People Mover < $60K segment, so these latest styling and equipment updates are sure to lift its appeal with customers, as well as improve its competitive position in the market.”
The Manufacturer’s List Price for the 17YM Odyssey VTi remains unchanged at $37,610^, while the VTi-L has received a nominal increase of $450 to $46,490^.
The updated Jazz and Odyssey models will start arriving in Honda dealerships during February.