A facelifted version of the Honda Jazz has been spotted doing the rounds in Brazil. This is a mid-life update for the Japanese automaker’s big hatchback and is expected to be the only major change before an all-new model is launched sometime in late 2018.
In the pictures we can see that this facelifted Jazz will get new front and rear bumpers as well as the latest Honda grille. Also expected to be included in the package will be revised tail lamps and a new design for the alloy wheels. The cabin is expected to stay the same as the current model but is likely to get a revised touchscreen infotainment system and button- start as part of the updates.
Given the kind of connection that we have with the Brazilian car market, it should be obvious that this car is India bound and will arrive here shortly after the car launched in the South American nation.
In India, the current Jazz has been struggling a bit in terms of numbers and has lagged behind its main rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. This could be attributed to the fact that Honda had been pushing the Jazz as a diesel- focussed model. Now with demand reducing for oil burners, the Jazz is likely to go the route of the recently updated City which now has more petrol variants than diesels. Obviously this car will be locally manufactured and be produced for both domestic and export markets.