Honda will unveil the new Honda Jazz by the end of this year globally. This model will also be brought in India but that will happen only by 2020. As for the unveiling, it is expected to happen at the Tokyo Motor Show in October. The new Jazz will be larger in size and will come with a host of changes and upgrades both on the exterior as well as the interior front. The front end will sport projector headlamps with LED DRLs and the design will look more like the Amaze and city sold in India. The new Jazz will be the third generation model and is also known as the Fit in several international markets.
Apart from the exterior design changes, the major change will be the car’s dimensions. The overall length of the new Jazz will be 3,990mm in length, which makes it 35 mm longer than the current model sold in India. The width of the new generation Jazz will also grow which will allow for better shoulder room inside the car. The car looks bigger from the rear when compared to the ongoing model of the car in the spy shots that have surfaced so far. The boot space is also expected to grow which will make it more practical in the segment.
Talking about the interiors of the car, the Jazz will come equipped with a larger touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, redesigned instrument cluster and a new steering wheel with controls along with other changes. The interiors have always been a strong point of the Jazz and the new model will further take up the level of ambience and comfort. The upholstery and colour scheme will also be changed so as to give a refreshed look to the interiors.
Talking about the engines, Honda could bring the two-motor hybrid setup to India, though nothing is confirmed as of now. The current i-VTEC and i-DTEC engines will continue to power the car along with a new 1.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged motor. When launched here in 2020, the new Honda Jazz will rival the like of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and the upcoming Tata Altroz. The Altroz will provide it with stiff competition as Tata has equipped the car with quite a lot of goodies and will launch it during the festive season this year.
Apart from the Jazz, Honda will also launch the new BR-V in India in the coming time. The car was recently showcased at the Indonesia International Motor Show. Honda has planned to launch a total of 6 vehicles in India by the end of 2020 which will include the likes of the Jazz, BR-V and the new generation City among others.