The Honda Jade has received a mild facelift, but even if this is all there is to say about this car, we still have to make the effort. Let’s see if all the changes are merely cosmetic or is there something else to be excited about. Could there be a new set of specs and upgrades? In any case, here’s what we have so far.
The release date is far from being set, but late 2016 or perhaps 2017 is not that unrealistic.
Honda Jade Price
The price tag on the Honda Jade is still a mystery, but if it is indeed only a facelift, it should not differ much from before, only a few grand at best.
On the outside, the Honda Jade has received a facelift, but it is a mild one to be sure. There are some details that stand out even on spy shots.
For example, the front fascia seems a bit more elegant and the distinctive Honda badge has been moved to a new spot.
Also, the headlights have been revised to look a lot more life-like and almost give the new Jade a personality of its own. Still, apart from the optional spoiler, the rear end also looks a bit lower compared to what it used to be.
Interior of Honda Jade
It saddens us to see that the cosmetic changes to the exterior have not been followed up in a similar fashion on the inside, but there is still time if Honda wants to surprise us.
So far, the old cockpit may see some changes, but they are not going to be worth mentioning, such as they are.
In any event, the combination of analog and digital gauge clusters is not going to last for much longer and sooner or later even Honda is going to have to decide.
In any event, we can at least expect lots of indoor space and driving comfort. This, coupled with Honda’s signature engines are more than enough to keep the customers hooked and always coming back for more.
We do not believe that the updated Honda Jade is going to change much in terms of engines. In other words, there is no reason to believe that the old 2.0 L turbocharged four-cylinder engine is to be replaced any time soon.
It still features direct fuel injection and a VTEC system. It should be capable of dishing out 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque easy.
Then again, if they manage to get a stronger version somehow, it would not come as a surprise if them manage to cram 330+ ponies and a lot more torque.
In terms of speed and acceleration we could be looking at a 0-60 mph dash in under 5 seconds as well as a top speed that could easily exceed 150 mph. At least the old manual transmission and its 6 speeds never change. All in all, it seems as though the updated Jade still packs quite a punch.