Honda will soon unveil the all-new Jazz for the first time most probably during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Slated to happen in October, the motor show will see the world premiere of the premium hatchback which had been caught road testing quite a few times in Europe and North America. Known for its spacious interiors and features in India, the new Jazz will sport a design that marries the older stance with a more modern design direction. First launched here in 2009, the premium hatchback has seen several updates and facelifts during its time here. The render below gives us an idea of how the new generation Jazz would look like.
As seen in the render above, the new Jazz will probably sport squarish headlamps with LED projectors along with vertically slated LED DRLs. Going by the current design direction of Honda, the new Jazz is expected to carry an overall curvier profile and take styling hints from bigger Honda cars. The sides carry a similar design as on the current model apart from the slight change around the C-pillar. Talking about the rear end, this is where the majority of the changes will be made going by this render.
The rear features horizontally positioned wraparound LED tail-lamps with a black bar running in between. A roof end spoiler, fin end antenna and a new, bulkier looking bumper complete the package. It looks like a bigger car from the rear when compared to the ongoing model of the car. The overall length of the new Jazz will be 3,990mm in length, which makes it 35 mm longer than the outgoing model in India. Honda will also increase the width of the new Jazz which will allow for more room in the car. The interiors will also get a redesign and the car will be better equipped than the current model.
Talking about firepower, Honda could bring the two-motor hybrid setup here. The regular gasoline engines will also be available, including the 1.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged motor. Also known as Fit in many international markets, the Jazz is among the first premium hatchbacks to be made available in India. Though it may not be the sales topper in the segment currently, this new generation car could topple the segment, just like the new Amaze did for Honda.
When launched in India, it will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20 in the segment. However, an all new and bigger challenger will be waiting for it in India in the form of the Tata Altroz, which will also be launched here during the festive season. The premium hatchback segment is growing steadily in India and with the pricing done right, Honda can again taste the success it recently had with the Amaze.