The 4th-gen Honda Jazz will offer multiple engine options including a twin-motor hybrid powertrain.
The Honda Jazz is a vehicle much applauded in terms of a spacious and comfortable cabin. It is finally going to see a new changeover. The 3rd-gen has been in the market for a long time and seriously lacks many features that are now prominent in this segment.
The 4th-gen premium hatchback is going to get everything new – styling, interior, powertrains and re-worked underpinnings. The Jazz is going to share its underpinnings with the upcoming next-gen Honda City, which will come to India April 2020.
The 4th-gen Honda Jazz will offer multiple engine options. It will be available with 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engines. The novel entry here is the introduction of a hybrid powertrain. It will be a twin-motor setup linked to either a 1.2-litre or a 1.5-litre petrol engine. Additionally, the Type R variant is going to be there. It will be powered by a 1.5-litre direct-injection engine making 217 PS and 245 Nm. Although, this variant is very unlikely to be there for the domestic market.
In terms of design, it will bear a similar shape and body-lines as before. The headlamps look very similar to that of the Mobilio. The front will feature their traditional grille, a lot of black inserts and a honeycomb style housing for the circular fog-lamps. It will retain its large quarter glass, although a little smaller than before. The glasshouse will be massive, so blind-spots and that ‘airy’ feeling will never be a concern for the driver. Moving to the rear, a chrome insert will be present just above the license plate area. It is likely to get horizontal, wraparound tail lights with LED elements.
The next-gen Jazz will sit under the sub-4-metre category, at 3990 mm length, to enjoy the excise benefits in India. However, the car will be wider than before for added space and comfort.
The current model is priced between Rs. 7,45,000/- to Rs. 9,80,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Later upon its launch somewhere in the middle of 2020, it will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and the much-awaited Tata Altroz.
4th-Gen Honda Jazz
– To be offered with various engine options
– Next-gen Honda City to use the same underpinnings
– To be wider in size for added space and comfort
Source – Behance.com