The Civic isn't the only Honda that enjoyed the spotlight in the Philippine car market today. There's also buzz about the new Honda Jazz, which is now sourced from Japan. Honda's plant in Thailand--where the Philippines imports the hatchback--is on the road to recovery after a massive flood damaged its facility in 2011.
The Japan-made Honda Jazz Special Edition is different from its Thailand-assembled brethren in many ways. For starters, it comes with the new Fresh Lime exterior color. The changes are also evident inside as the car has steering-wheel-mounted controls for audio system and cruise control. Other additions to the Jazz's interior are the manually-adjustable headlight-leveling switch, the leather-wrapped steering wheel, integrated audio system with USB and auxiliary-in connectivity, the roof-mounted seatbelt for the middle second-row passenger seat, and an upper glovebox compartment linked to the air-conditioning system that's best for cooling beverages.
The Jazz Special Edition utilizes the same 1.5-liter engine and five-speed automatic transmission found in the range-topping Thailand-made V variant. It retails for P899,000. Interested?