The news of Honda axing the current Jazz in India, came as a bolt from the blue for many. Jazz was easily one of the best premium hatchbacks the country has seen so far.
However, the discontinuation came with a silver lining. Honda promised the new Jazz in early 2014. The company is still preparing the 2014 Jazz and in a latest, new renderings have surfaced over the web along with a few details.
First up, the car looks fantastic and bigger. According to noticiasautomotivas.com.br, New Jazz (or Fit as it is called in a few markets) will be longer, more sophisticated and will have better space. Here is what is shared:
- New 2014 Jazz will be 0.6 meters longer and grow from 3.9m to 3.96m.
- Wheelbase will see an increment of 0.8 meters from 2.50m to 2.58m.
- New Jazz will also have better interior space
- Bigger trunk which will be greater than 400 liters in volume.
Apart from these, it is speculated that the new Jazz will be more efficient. The picture formed by these renderings give a close resemblance of its design from the Urban SUV Concept that Honda showcased a while ago. The Next-Generation Honda Jazz will be revealed at Tokyo Motor Show in November this year but a media report suggests that Honda might as well unveil it earlier by September itself.
In India, launch of Next-Gen Jazz is scheduled for next year and the most import bit here is the fact that it will come with the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine shared from Amaze apart from the regular 1.2L petrol motor. Honda has also decided to get it localized to the maximum extent possible and hence a competitive price tag is a possibility.