Honda have updated their Thai website and it's all to do with the new Jazz. The first hint that something is up is when the model line-up appears at the base of the main page:
Test drive reports are really not all that useful. I would never buy a car simply because I read a review from someone who thought the car was great. Yet sometimes it is useful to read other opinions to help us form our own thoughts more completely, and make well rounded decisions.
In the past I'd avoided testing cars, but since I'm currently looking around for a car myself, I might as well present some of my opinions here, as they might be of some help. But to make this one a little more interesting (or even less useful) I would like to present it in the form of a poem.
A few months ago Honda showrooms had CR-V, Jazz, Civic and City cars on display, and the notable absence of Accords at that time looked like a clear indication that the space was waiting to be filled with the all-new Accord.
Well, that proved to be accurate, and a few weeks after I noticed the lack of Accords, the new ones popped in. Well, right now there are less and less Honda showrooms that feature the Jazz, which leads me to believe that we are probably getting very close to the launch of the new 2008 Jazz.
A picture tells a thousand words, and a video is even better. Here is a promotional video of the 2008 Fit, which will give you a very clear indication of the Jazz that will be arriving in Thailand early next near.
For more information and details on the 2nd generation Honda Jazz, you can check out this preview article.
As you know Honda Automobile Thailand have already announced the price drop for their E20 compatible cars. These price changes take immediate effect, and Honda will even retroactively apply the price drop to customers who made recent bookings. So that's good news.
Here are the highlights........
If you are in the market for a new Honda just wait a few weeks and you'll save yourself between THB 30,000 and THB 110,000 depending on the model you are aiming at. The reason? On 1st January 2008 the government's tax reduction on E20 capable cars will come into effect, and Honda will be one of the companies to benefit from the 5% excise tax reduction, and it looks like they intend to convert this directly into lower prices.
The 2008 Fit will be hitting the streets in Japan on Friday, 26th October, and in the build up Honda have made an official release. The Fit is re-badged as Jazz for the Thai market, as well as other global markets outside Japan, but the car is otherwise virtually identical, apart from minor trim details. So, looking at the 2008 Fit, we now know what we can look forward to when the 2008 Jazz finally comes to Thailand.
Back when info started to leak out we had a look at the 2008 Jazz. Now that information is official we will try to give you as detailed as possible a preview of the 2008 Honda Jazz, including higher quality pictures.
Finally we are starting to get a more solid idea of the 2008 Honda Jazz. Called the Honda Fit in the Japanese market, the Jazz is a very popular car and has been a global success for the marque. The Jazz has been a hit here in Thailand, and even with the arrival of the new generation Toyota Yaris, Honda has still had little trouble selling the Jazz in impressive numbers.