Honda has joined the cross-hatch craze and thrown some black plastic cladding at its B-segment contender, resulting in something it calls the Jazz X-Road.
Making its official debut at the Geneva International Motor Show, the front-wheel-drive Jazz X-Road gains black plastic cladding around the wheel arches and side skirts, as well as silver-painted front and rear scuff plates.
New 16-inch alloy wheels and X-Road-branded floor mats are also included. Honda makes no mention of suspension hikes in its short press release, so it appears the X-Road's ground clearance is exactly the same as that of the standard hatchback.
Described by the Japanese automaker as a “more rugged option” in the Jazz range and featuring a “bold off-road look”, the X-Road as revealed in Europe draws its power from a 76 kW 1,3-litre petrol engine mated to either a manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission.
No word yet on whether the Jazz X-Road will be introduced to the South African market.
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