Honda’s new Maruti Baleno rival: What the new Jazz could look like

The new Honda Jazz will be unveiled soon for the first time during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. The motor show in Japan, which is slated to happen in October, will be the launching ground for several other models too. Talking about the Jazz, the premium hatchback rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 in the segment, though it is priced much higher than both of them. The new model of the Jazz has been sped testing a couple of times and a lot of information regarding the hatchback is already out. The render below, courtesy Kleber Silva on Behance, shows how the new version of the Jazz premium hatchback could look like in its production form.

Honda Jazz Render Front

Till date, we have seen several renders of the Jazz but this one seems to be the most realistic amongst them all. The front end gets all-LED headlamps that are rounder than the ones found on the ongoing model. The nose is sharper and more aggressive while the grille is a typical Honda affair. The bumper gets black plastic inserts along with chrome fog lamp housings. The profile of the car is more or less the same but the design is sleeker. Overall, it feels a bit more attractive and sharper to look at.

The interiors of the new Jazz will also receive an update as revealed by the latest spy shots. It will come with several new bits on the inside borrowed from its bigger cousins like the Honda Civic and Accord. This includes an all-new digital instrument cluster which seems to be inspired by the unit present on the Honda Civic. The steering wheel on the new Jazz will be taken from the new Honda Accord. Further, as seen in the spy shots, the infotainment system on the new Jazz is probably a 7 or 8-inch display and is placed in the centre. The upholstery and other bits will also get a new design.

Honda Jazz Render

For those wondering about the ”FIT’ logo at the rear, the Jazz is sold under that name in several international markets and hence the badging. Talking about firepower, the Jazz would get a two-motor hybrid powertrain on it. The conventional engines will also be present on the car, including the 1.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged motor.

As for its launch in India, that will happen sometime in 2020 but the car could be showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo next year after the global unveiling at the Tokyo motor show is done. Upon being launched in India, it will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and the upcoming Tata Altroz among car from other segments in its price range.

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