Sayonara! This is the latest Honda Jazz

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Viral on social media photos of the latest Honda Jazz production. The photo shows employees at the Honda factory posing with the ultimate production Honda Jazz.

The photo was distributed by Honda Jazz Club Thailand. The photo also reads, “2012-2021, Last Production Honda Jazz Unit, See you soon.”

Honda Jazz is no longer sold in Indonesia. Instead, Honda launched the Honda City Hatchback which fills the same segment.

During its work, the Honda Jazz has four generations. The first generation, the Honda Jazz or Honda Fit was launched in Japan in June 2001. At that time, the Honda Jazz carried a 1.5 liter i-DSI and 1.5 liter VTEC engine with a CVT transmission and a 5-speed manual choice.

In the second generation (2008-2014), the Honda Jazz appears with a new design. At that time, the Honda Jazz came with a choice of 5-speed manual transmission and 5-speed automatic. And in July 2012, Honda launched the Honda Jazz Hybrid.

In 2014, the third generation Honda Jazz launched. The car uses a 1.5 liter i-VTEC 4 cylinder engine. The engine is mated to a CVT transmission.

Finally, Honda launched the fourth generation Jazz in Japan. The car, which is sold under the name Honda Fit in Japan, comes with an all-new design. Its appearance that leaves a sporty impression makes Honda not sell the latest Jazz in Indonesia. Honda prefers to launch the City Hatchback rather than bringing the new Jazz that rolled out at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

The fourth generation of the Honda Jazz, the highest variant of the Crosstar. Photo: honda.co.jp

Meanwhile, in flashback, the Honda Jazz is one of the hatchbacks that is loved by many young people. Its sporty character makes the Honda Jazz in demand. Annual sales reach tens to tens of thousands of units.

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Data from the Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries (Gaikindo) only recorded sales of the Honda Jazz in 2004. When it first launched, the Honda Jazz immediately boomed. Even the Honda Jazz often dominates the hatchback segment.

In its first year, sales of the Honda Jazz were recorded at 24,844 units. Then it rose again in 2005 with a record sales of 32,241 units. The year 2005 became the peak of the Honda Jazz in Indonesia where the sales were the most. In 2006, sales of the Honda Jazz fell to 18,581 units. In the following years, sales of the Honda Jazz were in the range of 15 thousand to 27 thousand units.

But in the last three years, sales of the Honda Jazz have fallen steadily. In 2018, Honda recorded sales of 14,270 Jazz units, 12,168 units in 2019 and 5,422 units in 2020 (also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic).

Before he died, there were many Honda Jazz circulating in Indonesia. Referring to wholesales sales data (distribution from factories to dealers) recorded by Gaikindo, during 2004-2020 the Honda Jazz in Indonesia sold 327,394 units.

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