The all-new 2020 Honda Jazz premium hatchback will be officially revealed at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. However, the car’s pictures have already hit the internet courtesy Web Cartop. Also known as the Honda Fit in several international markets, the latest leaked image shows the Electric Hybrid version of the new-gen Honda Jazz/Fit. As seen in the image below, it seems to be carrying quite a lot of design changes but the regular fossil fuel-powered version of the Jazz might have a slightly altered design. Nonetheless, the premium hatchback is now curvier with Honda trying to increase the cabin space.
In terms of exterior design, the new-gen Honda Jazz featured here has somewhat a softer design approach compared to the outgoing model. However, modern elements like LED projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights are present to make it look like a new car. The grille is a much sleeker than the current model and extends into the headlamps while the usual thick chrome bar is now a body-coloured panel and it houses the Honda logo. The car also gets a new, sculpted bumper with a wide air dam and the black extensions on the side. Overall, the design is quite simple and it seems like Honda has went for a more subtle design approach rather than an aggressive one.
Both the A-pillar and the C-pillar feature quarter glasses while the window panes and B-pillar have been blacked out. To let you know, the new Jazz will share its platform with the new Honda City that will be launched next year in the Indian market. Much details about the car’s interiors are not yet known though Honda is expected to give the cabin a major overhaul. Also, it will come with a new touch infotainment display and a slew of new features that make it more appealing to premium hatchback buyers.
Talking about the powertrain options for the car, the 2020 Honda Jazz is likely to come with the 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine paired with a full hybrid powertrain for most of the markets where it will be sold as the Fit. For the Indian market, the 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine is likely to be accompanied by a mild-hybrid powertrain, though the same has not been confirmed yet. Honda is also likely to carry over the 1.5-litre i-DTEC turbocharged diesel engine after Bharat Stage 6 emission norms compliance.
Manual gearboxes are likely to be standard on both engines, and CVT automatic options could also be offered on both engines. When launched, the new Jazz will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Toyota Glanza and the upcoming Tata Altroz in the market.