Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) officially announces the discontinuation of the iconic and much-loved Honda Jazz, ending an era of this popular hatchback that gained a reputation for being flexible yet fun-to-drive.
The Jazz, which was initially introduced in the Philippine market last July 2004, was launched as an exciting and innovative vehicle in HCPI’s roster of models. Since its initial arrival in the country, the Jazz has been one of HCPI’s well-loved models, selling over 25,000 units to date. Following its market debut, two more generations were launched in 2008 and 2014. The third generation received a facelift in 2017, which was a great milestone for the nameplate, as it also saw the introduction of its sporty RS variant in the market.
“The Jazz has been a remarkable nameplate in the Philippine market for around 13 years. However, as we continue to put an emphasis on meeting market demands, we have thoroughly studied the necessity of the models in our current model lineup. After careful consideration, we would like to formally announce the discontinuation of Jazz and all its variants, in order for us to shift our focus and resources to our current and upcoming models.” said Mr. Masahiko Nakamura, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) president.
The Jazz will be available in Honda Cars dealerships until supplies last. As a matter of fact, discounts of up to P20,000 are being offered right now to this versatile subcompact hatchback.
The all-new Honda Jazz, which was first unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, will now remain exclusive to the Japanese, Chinese and European markets. This doesn’t mean that the Philippines will not be getting a Jazz successor anymore, though. The all-new Honda City hatchback, which was unveiled just a few months ago in Thailand, might be one of those models that might be making its way here into the Philippines.