A more effective use of power is what creates true exhilaration in the Type R’s ride. The 6-speed manual transmission boasts rev-match technology for peak performance in any gear, and a limited-slip differential significantly boosts traction while cornering.
It’s easy to catch the eye with a look that is as fresh as it is bold. The Jazz Sport’s entire styling exudes sportiness. Everything is a bold statement, from the aggressive front, to the three-strake diffuser at the rear, to the aero form features all around.
Exploring the limits of your capabilities is made all the more easy when you’ve got the right gear. The Type R puts everything a driver needs to know right in front of them with a special digital driver interface. This 7” colour TFT-LCD displays driving mode-specific illumination, gearshift indicator, boost pressure gauge, G-Meter and lap time recorder.
Every journey is enjoyable when you’ve got more in the tank, for both power and economy. At the heart of the Jazz Sport is a more powerful direct injection engine with reduced fuel consumption and lower exhaust emissions. It’s also got the performance to match the looks. The new direct injection technology in this 1.5L iVTEC DOHC 16V petrol engine pushes out an impressive 97kw and155 Nm/4600 rpm.
If you want to get your blood pumping, then the Type R engine is the one to do it. Based on the same multi-award-winning 2.0L engine from previous generations, the latest incarnation has been optimised and tweaked even more, to deliver 228 kW @ 6500 r/min and 400 Nm @ 2500-4500 r/min.
If it’s adrenalin you’re after, just choose your ride. The Type R’s 3-Mode Drive System allows you to switch between Comfort and Sport modes for everyday driving. Or select +R mode to level up the throttle, steering and dampers for a truly exhilarating driving experience.
It’s easier to enjoy yourself when you know you have a safety net. The Jazz Sport has a host of safety features including dual-stage, multiple-threshold front (SRS) and side curtain airbags, Vehicle Stability Assistance (VSA) to help retain control in an emergency, and Hill Start Assist for a safer start from an incline.
The excitement of getting into a Type R can get the best of anyone, which is why there is no more fumbling for keys with the Smart Entry system. Along with push button start, you can keep your key in your pocket and go about the business of unleashing your racing pedigree.
Your experience in the Jazz Sport is more exciting with everything at your fingertips. It has a 7” touchscreen, multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth® phone system, HDMI and iPod/USB connections. Add to that a rear-view camera that always lets you keep an eye on things.
When you’re in a Type R the thrill of the ride shouldn’t be interrupted, which is why everything is designed for seamless integration. Features like a Bluetooth® phone system, 7” touchscreen, HDMI and iPod/USB connection, Apple CarPlay compatibility and built-in SATNAV to name a few.
With your love of an active lifestyle, this uncompromising family hatchback is a perfect fit.
It is versatile enough to conform to whatever experience you have planned next and comfortable enough that you can’t wait to do more. If not everyone had realised how lively you really are, the dynamic styling of your Jazz Sport will make it crystal clear. So, climb in and get out there. The world is waiting.
You’re not afraid to take it to the limit. You want your pulse to race as much as your car does. Every time you climb into your Type R that’s exactly what will happen. There’s a reason it holds the record for the fastest lap time for a front-wheel drive car around the famous Nurburgring. Hard core, say no more. Now that’s a motto to live by.