2018 Honda Jazz Dynamic 1.5-litre i-VTEC – Euro Spec – Video
The new Jazz is available with a 1.5 litre i-V TEC petrol engine for the first time in Europe. Combining a high output with low fuel consumption, the engine produces 130 PS at 6,600 rpm and maximum torque of 155 Nm at 4,600 rpm.
Honda’s 1.5 i-V TEC petrol engine complies with stringent Euro 6 emissions standards, and achieves fuel economy of 52.3 mpg when equipped with the optional CVT automatic transmission.
The new Jazz can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.7 seconds (manual) and 10.0 seconds (CVT). The CVT system itself has been revised to deliver a more linear and refined response under acceleration.
Honda’s V TEC and VTC technologies combine with direct injection, strong tumble intake ports and an optimised piston shape to provide benefits in output and efficiency. Weight savings within the 1.5 i-V TEC are made through a reduction in weight of the crankshaft and the adoption of independent bearing caps.
Early Downshift During Braking utilises the engine to assist the driver during braking. When the system recognises a deceleration, downhill, or cornering situation initiated by the braking system, EDDB automatically increases the engine speed to provide engine braking. This then allows for quick re-acceleration after slowing or quick acceleration after cornering.
The ‘Fast Off’ system measures how quickly the driver releases the accelerator pedal and maintains engine revs to provide engine braking in situations where the driver has released the pedal quickly. This system has been extensively tested for Europe’s high speed, multi-lane roads. For example, Fast Off recognises when the driver has prepared to pass a vehicle in front, but is unable to complete the manoeuvre due to a vehicle in the next lane. As the driver quickly releases the accelerator pedal to let the vehicle behind pass by, Fast Off maintains a high engine speed in preparation for completing the overtaking manoeuvre.
The CVT gearbox allows the engine to operate within its most efficient range more of the time, by continuously varying the gear ratio instead of adjusting the engine throttle opening. Automatically managed by the engine management system, the CVT gearbox selects the optimal ratio within the simulated seven speeds depending on engine speed, throttle position and driver input.