- The fourth-generation Honda Jazz was spotted testing around Nurburgring in Germany.
- The hatchback adopts an all-new design and appears to have grown in size as well.
- Expected to be revealed later this year before arriving in the market in 2020.
The new generation Honda Jazz was spotted testing in Germany around the Nurburgring. This fourth-generation for the Japanese hatchback appears to have grown in size, and even though it is heavily camouflaged we can see that it has adopted a new design language.
The cladding on the test mule failed to hide the extended bumper design, both fore and aft. Honda purists will be happy to note that the carmaker has retained the quarter window on the A-pillar. The headlights are squared off with a new projector and reflector unit akin to the new Urban Vision Concept. The windscreen is highly raked lending the new Jazz a mini-MPV stance. The grille has horizontal louvres and no single slat chrome bar in line with Honda’s winged design philosophy.
The test mule was riding on stylish chrome-black finished 16-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Dunlop tyres. At the rear, there are the high-placed tail lights which have an LED lighting signature sinisim to the Honda City. But according to reports, the jazz might adopt a new taillight design which will run across the tailgate. There is no image of the cabin available at the moment, but we expect a thoroughly revised layout with the new Jazz.
The new Jazz is reportedly shifting to a new platform with a wider chassis, hence it will surely grow in dimension. Bigger dimension means that the cabin will evene more spacious. This new platform will also have a facility for integrating an electrified powertrain. The wider chassis will hold a larger battery pack so an all-electric version of the Jazz isn’t ruled out either. Apart from that, the conventional engine line-up could see a debut of the 1.0-litre three-pot turbopetrol option which is offered in tge Civic.
In India, the new-gen Jazz is expected to arrive only after it goes on sale in the international markets sometime next year. The powertrain for our market will remain unchanged and there will be a host of new age features as well. Nearly all of the Jazz’s rivals are due for an update, so when it arrives next year it will go up against the new Baleno, Elite i20 and an all-new Polo.