The 2014 Honda Jazz (2014 Honda Fit) is ready for deliveries to dealers and customers in its home market. As you can see from this image taken at one of Honda's stockyards in Japan, there are literally thousands of hatchbacks awaiting to be shipped.
The 2014 Honda Jazz is scheduled to be launched in Japan on September 5. The B+ segment hatch will touchdown with three engine and four gearbox options.
Starting the range is a 1.3-liter iVTEC engine producing 98bhp and 120Nm of torque. This base variant can be had with a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox.
Moving a level up, Honda will offer a 1.5-liter i-VTEC (power output unknown) with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The same engine with an electric motor go into the Jazz hybrid. With 133bhp and 170Nm of torque, the Jazz Hybrid delivers a claimed 36.4km/l. The hybrid will be available with Honda's 7-speed i-DCD (intelligent dual-clutch drive) transmission.
We are certain that for India, there will be a diesel engine option in the roster. Honda Cars India would be looking to introduce the new Jazz in the first half of 2014 powered by the 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel, returning a mileage of well over 20kpl. Trailing the 2014 Jazz would be a compact SUV (based on the Urban SUV concept shown at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show) later to be joined by the next generation City.
2014 Honda Fit/Jazz Image Gallery
[Images from Noticias Automotivas]