The Honda Jazz has been voted “Car of the Year” by Britain’s best selling weekly consumer motoring magazine, Auto Express.

The award was presented to Honda (UK)’s director and general manager, Ken Keir, by the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Dave Johns.

He said: “Our winner this year is a car charged with taking its maker into a new area of the market. It’s a machine that impressed us with its style, innovation and refreshing sense of fun. Although the Jazz range is small in comparison to some of its rivals, the model is a fantastic piece of packaging that answers its design brief to the letter and introduces a host of new ideas to an area of the market already overflowing with new metal. The new Honda is a car that has already ruffled feathers within the industry thanks to its spacious interior, high tech powerplant and fabulous build quality.”