Last year Honda sold 5263 examples of its Jazz, accounting for 8.7 per cent of the sub-$25,000 light-car market, and outselling the MG3 (4017), Renault Clio (814), Skoda Fabia (645) and Suzuki Baleno (2277).
Honda will instead rely on the CR-V, HR-V and Civic line-ups, which make up over 80 per cent of the brand’s volume, and will also have “a greater focus on higher-level grades” including the Civic Type R.
As for the brand’s other models – the Accord sedan and Odyssey people mover – Honda Australia confirmed they will “remain in their supporting model roles”.
However, Honda is yet to comment on the status of the NSX supercar, with the model selling in extremely low numbers due to its $420,000 before on-road costs pricetag.
Current vehicles are sourced from the UK, USA, Japan and Thailand, but Honda said it is reviewing its strategy and could implement changes in line with current business realities.
Honda Australia will also continue with its plans to introduce a hybrid version of each model in the near future.