2020 Honda Jazz With Hybrid Power To Debut At Tokyo

The Hyundai i20 and Maruti Baleno rival will get a dual-motor hybrid powertrain when it is shown in the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show


  • The 2020 Jazz will be unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
  • It comes with a completely revamped front fascia but retains the typical Honda grille.
  • Inside, the 2020 Jazz comes with digital dials that seem to be a direct lift from the Civic.
  • It will get a new dual-motor hybrid powertrain that’s likely to be featured in the upcoming City as well.
  • The 2020 Honda Jazz is expected to be launched in India by late next year.

The 2020 Honda Jazz, which is also known as the Honda Fit in international markets, is slated for a model update at the upcoming 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. While earlier spy shots revealed key design elements, this is the first time the premium hatchback has been spied undisguised. Apart from revised styling, the 2020 Jazz also comes with a new dashboard and a mild-hybrid powertrain. Similar powertrain options have also been reported for the upcoming Honda City, which was also spied recently. Expect both these models to come to India by mid to late 2020, although it isn't clear when we can see the hybrid options here. So without further ado, let’s see what the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Baleno rival packs. 

The fascia of the 2020 Honda Jazz is new and comes with typical Honda design elements. Yes, the  moustache grille has been retained and sits higher up. It continues to merge with the new projector headlamps that now feature DRLs as well. Then there’s the new honeycomb mesh grille while a more angular bumper with sharper creases complete the fascia. Based on earlier spy shots, the 2020 Honda Jazz retains its front quarter glass and tall-boy profile. Split LED tail lamps top the look at the rear. 


Inside, the 2020 Honda Jazz comes with a new dashboard. It also comes with a new three-spoke steering wheel with contrasting silver elements. The test mule seen here also comes with digital dials that seem to be a direct lift from the Civic. Based on the spyshot, other features include a touchscreen infotainment system, navigation, climate control, steering mounted audio controls, cruise control as well as push button start.  

Under the hood, the 2020 Jazz will come with a new dual-motor hybrid powertrain. While technical specifications are yet to be revealed, we expect a 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to an electric motor. This powertrain is also likely to feature in the next-gen Honda City that has been spied testing in India. Apart from that, a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that develops 125PS of peak power is also expected. And thanks to a leaked document, we know that a Type-R variant with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol variant will also be offered. This engine develops 220PS of peak power and 245Nm of torque. 

Closer to home, we expect Honda to chug on with the 1.2-litre i-VTEC and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engines, albeit with upgrades to meet BS6 emission norms. The petrol unit develops 90PS and 110Nm of torque while the diesel unit develops 100PS and 200Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and CVT for the petrol while the diesel engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual. That said, just like the Amaze, we expect Honda to offer the CVT with diesel variants this time around. 

The 2020 Honda Jazz is expected to be launched in India by the end of 2020. Primary rivals include the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Toyota Glanza and the upcoming Tata Altroz. Naturally, expect the upcoming model to be priced more than the current Jazz which is priced from Rs 7.45 lakh to Rs 9.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).


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