Honda's supermini will get its mid-cycle refresh this year globally.
Almost four years into its lifecycle, the third generation Honda Jazz (Honda Fit) is due for a facelift. Honda has started testing the 2017 Honda Jazz in Brazil and Japan, and according to a new report from Livedoor Blog, the company will announce the new model in June and launch it in July.
The development was reported by Japanese blogs specifically for the domestic market, although it is certain that global markets would start getting the refreshed model in the second half of the year.
Styling changes to the bumpers, headlamps, grille, tail lamps and other elements are likely to be common for most markets, while in Japan one of the grades will gain the Honda Sensing package.
Honda Sensing is a suite of driver-assistive technologies and it includes Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking System. Technologies offered in the Honda Jazz's Honda Sensing suite may vary. The interior may get revisions to the trim and upholstery varying as per the markets. An updated Digipad touchscreen infotainment system will make it to the Honda Jazz with the mid-cycle refresh.
The Honda Jazz is currently offered with the 66 kW (88.47 hp) 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol, 73 kW (100 PS) 1.3-litre i-VTEC petrol, 97 kW (132 PS) 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 100 PS 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine options. Besides these conventional engines, some markets also get the i-VTEC FlexOne flex-fuel (petrol-ethanol) and i-DCD hybrid (petrol-electric) choices. Additionally, Honda may introduce the 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with the facelift.
[News Source: livedoor Blog]
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