Honda has been working on the new version of the Jazz for some time now and the car has been caught testing a few times too. Honda plans to unveil the car at the Tokyo Motor Show set to happen in October 2019. The premium hatchback will be here by the end of this year and will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20 among others. Recently, a new set of spy shots surfaced on Twitter which showed the car from all angles along with a good look at its instrument cluster and dashboard too.
The pictures were twitted on a Twitter handle by the name of @laimu_0206. As clear from the pictures here, the car will get a lot of changes compared to the existing model. The headlights are now LED projector units while the bumper and the grille are also new. The test car is seen riding on blacked out alloys but that could be just for the test run.
Coming to the rear, the tail lamps have been redesigned and the bumper has also been replaced. Also known as the Fit in several international markets, the car received a facelift in 2018 but since that made it longer than 4 meters, this facelift was not brought here. Though the latest generation model that will be revealed in October will also have a length larger than 4-meter, the Indian version is likely to get a will still most likely fit under the 4-metre mark.
Talking about the interiors and dashboard design of the car, the Jazz seems to have borrowed several bits from its bigger brothers like the Civic and Accord. The all-new digital instrument cluster that can be partially seen in the spy shots 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 looks like it has been picked from the new 10 generation Accord. The infotainment seen in the picture could be a 7 or 8-inch display and is placed in the centre.
As for the power talks, It is expected that Honda would bring the two-motor hybrid setup here. 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, which means that it will face another challenger in the form of the upcoming Tata Altroz. The Jazz is known for its comfortable interiors and space on offer and it will be interesting to see how the car fares up here among the new competitors.
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