Published on: 25/02/2011 01:02 PMReported by: LozzyST
The latest generation of Honda Jazz - including the new Hybrid version - is in showrooms just in time for the new '11 registration plate and as a special introductory offer, Honda is extending the affordable motoring campaign to the popular supermini.
■ New Honda Jazz is now in showrooms
■ Three years’ free servicing on all 1.4-litre petrol models and Hybrid versions
■ Customer savings of up to £1,000 off the entry level 1.2-litre variants
■ Popular 50/50 finance plan available
■ Jazz residual values – the highest of any mainstream hybrid
Customers can benefit from three years’ complimentary servicing and a range of competitive finance options to help drive down running costs on their new Jazz.*
Those looking to purchase the entry level Jazz 1.2 S will be eligible for a £800 customer saving with prices now starting at £10,495. Customers upgrading to the 1.2 S (with A/C) will pay just £10,995 – representing a £1,000 saving. The rest of the range, including the Hybrid, will benefit from Honda’s three years’ complimentary servicing.
Another enticing offer is the popular 50/50 12 month finance plan available on Hybrid and 1.4-litre petrol models. On this plan, customers avoid monthly payments by paying half on collection and the other half a year later, with 0 per cent APR. A huge 45 per cent of customers took advantage of this offer last time it was available on the Jazz.
To break the cost of a new car into manageable monthly payments, a range of flexible finance options are also available across the range. With a 25 per cent deposit, customers can secure a 5.9 per cent PCP over three years, while those with a smaller deposit of 10 per cent can secure a 7.9 per cent PCP over the same duration. A two year 0 per cent HP is available on 1.4-litre and Hybrid variants.
Residual Values and Insurance Groups
The revised Jazz supermini continues to win praise for its reliability and practicality and this has contributed to appealing residual value figures. CAP estimations show that the Honda Jazz will retain up to 37 per cent of its value after three years/60,000 miles. These predictions give Jazz the highest value retention of any mainstream hybrid with the top-of-the-range HX model worth £6,727 after three years/60,000 miles.
The new Jazz has also been allocated insurance groups. The entry level 1.2-litre variant falls into insurance group 13, while the rest of the line-up fall into group 16.
Dave Hodgetts, Managing Director, Honda (UK), commented: “Jazz is a much-loved car and the latest generation is well on course to build on that popularity. We have boosted the car’s appeal with the addition of the CVT transmission and introduction of leather upholstery, while retaining all the features customers loved about the outgoing model including Magic Seats and a huge boot."
“The Hybrid variant shows how driving down emissions and running costs doesn’t mean a sacrifice in other areas – the car retains all the practicality that can be found in the petrol range. There’s simply no compromise."
“The introductory offer will really help drive down the cost of new Jazz ownership. Customers purchasing the Hybrid will not only receive three years free servicing but they will also benefit from free road tax for the first year and only £10 a year thereafter.”
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