A Proper Look At The 2020 Honda Jazz If You Can’t Wait A Day Longer
- by Adithya Gopal S
- Oct 22, 2019
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The fourth-generation Jazz is expected to come in four iterations including a crossover variant and a new hybrid powertrain
- The 2020 Jazz will feature a dual-motor hybrid powertrain.
- The new Jazz will be underpinned by a new platform that will also spawn the new City.
- A 1.2 or 1.5-litre petrol engine is expected to be part of the hybrid powertrain.
- Honda is expected to bring the Jazz to India by the end of 2020.
- World premiere of the 2020 Jazz will take place at the Tokyo Motor Show.
We have had a vague idea of how the 2020 Jazz (Fit in international markets) will look like thanks to the numerous spy images that have popped up so far. Honda had also teased the Jazz for the first time through a dimly lit image showing its design in a silhouette. Now though, the upcoming Jazz’s brochure has been leaked, giving us access to clearer images of the hatchback just a day ahead of its global unveil at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. We also know that the Jazz will arrive in four versions -- Basic, Ness, Luxe and Crosstar. As ZigWheels reported earlier, the design language is more rounded, with major changes to the front and rear end while maintaining the tall boy stance. Expected to make its debut in India by the end of 2020 along with the new City sedan, here’s what the upcoming hatchback is all about.
All four versions of the Jazz come with various differentiating factors. The Basic variant, as the name suggests, gets steel wheels and all-black interiors. It also makes do with minimal equipment as it lacks fog lamps.
The Ness variant gets alloy wheels and fog lamps but the most important differentiating factor from the Basic version is the presence of a dual-tone roof area and lower door trims. Both these variants get the same front end with a small grille while the Luxe variant makes use of a large mesh grille.
Other differences on the Luxe variant include different alloy wheel design, dual-tone interiors and chrome inserts on the ORVMs, doors and boot lid.
The Crosstar is the crossover version of the Jazz hatchback, with different front and rear bumper design, cladding, roof rails, dual-tone contrasting roof and different alloy wheels. It is also expected to come with a raised ride height and beige interiors. The new Jazz also looks like it has grown in size, and that is mostly down to the new platform underpinning it. The cabin also looks upmarket now with the highlights being a new three-spoke steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, cruise control, and a push button start.
The 2020 Jazz will feature a dual-motor hybrid setup which Honda calls Hybrid i-MMD. A 1.2/1.5-litre petrol engine is likely to be mated to a drive motor and a motor/generator in this setup. The upcoming Honda City is also expected to gain the same powertrain setup and will be underpinned by the same platform as the new Jazz. Only time will tell if Honda will offer the Jazz hybrid in India but the existinge 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines are likely to be updated to comply with the upcoming BS6 emission norms. A 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 125PS and a 225PS 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol (Type-R) are also on the cards for markets abroad.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and the Tata Altroz are the main rivals to the Jazz in India. As of now, the Jazz is priced from Rs 7.45 lakh to Rs 9.80 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
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