The 2020 Honda Jazz's exterior and interior have leaked online in images of its catalogue published by Japanese auto enthusiasts. As seen in the images here, it will be available in four variants in Japan: Basic, Ness, Luxe and Crosstar. The world premiere will take place tomorrow.
As opposed to the current Honda Jazz which has a sharply designed front-end, the upcoming next-gen Honda Jazz looks tad less aggressive and rather cute. It carries a softer design which should make it more appealing in comparison to the model it is set to replace. The 2020 Honda Jazz has a smaller front-grille which contributes to its cleaner design. Apart from that, its rakish windshield appears to be larger in size. While the sweptback, curvaceous headlamps feature U-shaped LED light guide and squarish LED projectors. The front bumper houses fog lamps in dark squared-off housing.
On the sides, the MPV-esque greenhouse is a typical design trait of the Honda Jazz. There's minimal usage of character lines and pronounced surfaces to give the car a soft character, and there's not much going on apart from a swiftly rising shoulder line. The edgy and offbeat design of the fuel filler cap looks interesting, though. At the rear, At the rear, the redesigned tailgate has an inverted license plate recess and the tail lamps, unlike on any Honda Jazz before, are horizontally placed rectangular units (with U-shaped LED light guides).
While the Basic, Ness and Luxe variants will be relatively similar in terms of overall design, package and accessories, the Crosstar variant has some notabble differences as it's an adventure variant. Think of it as Japan's Honda WR-V. It comes loaded with a black grille at the front, dual-tone colour theme with a blacked-out rooftop, roof rails, unique 16-inch diamond-cut alloys and black cladding on the wheel arches. Strangely, fog lamps have been given a miss on this pseudo crossover. Its interior is based on a light grey colour with white-coloured accents, and it features water-repellent fabric as standard.
On the inside, the 2020 Honda Jazz is expected to feature a 7-inch driver information display as seen on the all-new 2019 Honda Pilot. Also, the use of electric parking brake (borrowed from the all-new N-Wgn) in the all-new Jazz came out as a revelation in the past few stories which also suggested that market-launch of the vehicle has been delayed to mid-December 2019 in its home market.
In terms of mechanicals, the 2020 Honda Jazz will run on a 1.0L VTEC Turbo petrol engine and a 1.5L iVTEC petrol engine. Furthermore, a hybrid variant has also been officially confirmed which will use the downsized iMMD system that combines a 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engine with two electric motors.
The launch of the next-gen Honda Jazz is highly unlikely in India because of the new electric parking brake which is a costly feature for B-segment cars in India.
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