The new Honda Jazz has been in the buzz since some time. The hatchback, also known as the Honda Fit in several international markets, has been spied testing a couple of times and will be finally unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, bound to happen in October. While we have seen several spy shots and renders in past, the one featured here, courtesy paultan.org, is the most realistic render of the Jazz till date. It is based on the latest spy shots of the hatchback which reveal its design in a much better way.
The overall profile of the car carries the same DNA in this render but the car looks fresh. Moreover, the design seems to be a revisit to the older model of the car rather than carrying forward the current design language. The headlamps now are more angular and are LED units. The grille gets chrome elements while the bumper houses LED fog lights. The new headlamps are LED projector units. Coming to the side, the profile here has an uncanny resemblance to the Mercedes B-Class, especially when talking about the rear quarter glass.
The rear gets a shark fin antenna on top along with sop lights mounted on the short roof spoiler. The tail lamps are simply looking hexagonal units while the rest of the rear looks rather clean. The Honda Jazz will grow in size and will be larger than 4 meters in length. However, the Indian models will be shorter than 4 meters in order to be more affordable.
The recent spy shots of the car also showcased the instrument cluster and dashboard design of the car. Going by how they look, it seems that Honda has used quite a number of parts from other cars in its stable on the new Jazz. This includes the digital instrument cluster that seems to be inspired by the unit present on the Honda Civic. Therefore, it could be split into two parts with the centre screen displaying the actual speed, engine revs and other functions that can be operated via steering-mounted buttons. The new steering wheel on the Jazz also resembles the one on the tenth generation Accord sedan. The infotainment seen in the picture could be a 7 or 8-inch display and is placed in the centre.
Talking about firepower, the Jazz would get a two-motor hybrid powertrain on it. The regular engines will also be available, including the 1.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged motor. The new Jazz is most likely to be launched here by the end of 2019 after its unveiling at the Tokyo motor show. The car will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and the upcoming Tata Altroz when it finally gets launched here.