Honda has been working on the new Honda Jazz since some time now and the vehicle has been spotted testing numerous times till now. While the car will be officially unveiled for the first time in October at the Tokyo Motor Show, various spy shots already give a good idea of how the car might turn out to be aesthetically. Based on them, here is a rendered design which shows how the upcoming premium hatchback might look. Made by the guys at Auto Esporte, these renders show the possible front and rear-end design of this upcoming Maruti Suzuki Baleno challenger by Honda.
As seen in this render, the familiar profile of the car has been maintained but it looks much more mature now. The design can be termed as an evolution rather than a revolution over the current model’s design language. The headlamps have been given an angular and are LED projector units along with housing LED DRLs too. The grille gets a chrome bar in typical Honda style while the bumper houses LED fog lights. Coming to the side, this render carries a profile that seems a bit similar to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, especially when talking about the rear quarter glass.
Talking about the rear end of the car, it gets a shark fin antenna on top along with a stoplight mounted on the short roof spoiler. The tail lamps are simply looking hexagonal units with a shiny black plastic bar running between them. 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 interiors of the new generation Jazz will also be updated and feature several new gimmicks. As revealed by a few spy shots earlier, the new generation Jazz will come with a new instrument cluster and dashboard design along with a new infotainment system. The instrument cluster is said to be picked from the Honda Civic. It can probably 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.
Talking about engines powering the new Jazz, Honda can equip it with a two-motor hybrid powertrain. 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.