Honda has unveiled a facelift model of the Jazz for the Japanese market. The premium hatchback that is available in many international markets and is known as Fit gets minor updates. In India, the latest edition of Jazz was launched in 2015. The facelift version of the Jazz may not come this year we may have to wait till the second half of next year to receive similar updates.
The new Jazz does not get any major updates. The model now looks up to date with the family design and the front and the headlamps look similar to the new Civic. The headlamp cluster now gets the DRLs similar to the latest Honda City. The front bumper gets a sportier appeal with black enclosures around the fog lamps, new air intake and black cladding. The Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) are also updated gets black paint on it.
At the rear, the new Jazz gets all-new LED tail lamps with new graphics and sportier bumper that makes the rear profile leaner. The upholstery is also new but the infotainment system and the dashboard layout remains the same.
Country-specific features include Honda Sensing Suite that comes with a host of safety features like Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition among many other safety features. The complete list of features will be revealed at the time of the launch.
Powering the new Jazz will be a 1.3-litre iVTEC and 1.5-litre iVTEC engines. There will be an optional hybrid system in its home market too. The Indian market will continue to see the 1.2-litre iVTEC petrol and 1.5-litre iDTEC diesel. Honda is also planning to bring back the Civic to India by the end of this year. Currently, Honda City is the best selling model from the brand.