Video – 2014 Honda Jazz (Fit) filmed up close in Thailand
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The 2014 Honda Jazz (called as Fit in international markets) is gearing up to make its international debut and here is a YouTube video from Thailand showing the car’s exterior and interior in detail.
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Honda unveiled the next gen Jazz through a series of official images but the car is yet to make its public appearance. Expected to go on sale in Japan in September, there are chances that the new Jazz could be seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new gen car’s design philosophy has nothing in common with the one it replaces. While its predecessor looked like a downsized MPV, the new car has a proper hatchback stance. The design features of the front fascia take a leaf or two from the new Civic.
At the rear, the windshield is flanked by the extended taillights and there is a prominent chrome strip running across the width of the car. The pseudo air intakes on the rear bumper complement that of the front.
The interior too has has a familiar aura of the recent Hondas. The centre console is inclined towards the driver and the blue backlit tri-pod instrument console includes a multi-info display.
The engine lineup for the new Honda Jazz includes a 1.3-litre and 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engines, and a 1.5 litre petrol hybrid powertrain. In India, the 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel that debuted in the Amaze is expected to be offered as well.
The 2014 Honda Jazz would be launched in India sometime next year.