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The 2014 Honda Jazz (2014 Honda Fit) launches in Japan tomorrow. Even so, we find that more images of the hatchback continue to find their way on to the internet. While our previous set of images showed thousands of Jazzs awaiting shipment from a stockyard, these images come from various places in Japan where the car has already gone on display.

2014 Honda Fit front

2014 Honda Fit will launch in Japan tomorrow.

The new Jazz has been built on a completely new platform and Honda engineers say that the VW Polo was used as a benchmark vehicle. Engineers say that the “low riding position of the Polo” instills confidence and they wanted the new Jazz to be just as good.

2014 Honda Fit center console

It remains to be seen whether automatic climate control would be offered on the new Jazz or not. The pictured car could be a lower variant.

The Jazz for Japan comes with three engine options. The base variants will have a 1.3-liter i-VTEC producing 98bhp and 120Nm of torque along with a CVT gearbox. Next up is a 1.5-liter i-VTEC coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission. And finally you have the 1.5-liter i-VTEC hybrid with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The hybrid Jazz outputs 133bhp and 170Nm of torque and Honda claims a fuel average of 36.4 km/l on the Japanese JC08 driving cycle.

2014 Honda Fit steering wheel

3-spoke steering wheel with an embedded mesh is in line with current Hondas.

When the new Jazz is launched in India sometime next year, expect the 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine to feature in the hatchback as well. The new Jazz will be followed by the Urban SUV and the next generation City in international markets. For India, we’re not sure whether that same order would be maintained.

2014 Honda Jazz/2014 Honda Fit Image Gallery

[Images from - NewJazzThailand]

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  • mm

    if jazz is to have the engines fitted in brio, then why should customers opt for jazz

  • MOHAN M

    WILL THE PETROL AVAILABLE IN INDIAN MARKETS SUIT THE HYBRID VERSION OF HONDA FIT?

    WHEN LAUNCHED, THE 1.5-liter i-VTEC hybrid with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission WILL BE THE ORDER OF THE DAY AS FAR AS INDIAN CAR ENTHUSIASTS ARE CONCERNED.

  • tristan

    does it have a paddle shift?

  • PritPal

    It looks to be marvelous.

  • Dr. Nayak

    Nothing worth commenting about compared to the Ford ecosport and I am sure you have to shell out more dole!