New 2019 Honda Jazz noticed testing forward of Tokyo reveal
Even underneath the heavy camouflage, it’s evident the hatchback’s styling has developed considerably. It’s extra curvaceous than the outgoing mannequin, ditching its angular bumper and sharp headlights for rounder replacements. On the rear, the Jazz will get new tail lights, a reshaped tailgate and a much less aggressive diffuser.
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We count on the brand new Honda Jazz will share its underpinnings with the recently-refreshed HR-V crossover and, like the present mannequin, the one engines supplied can be small, environment friendly petrol items. Doubtless contenders embrace the 127bhp 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder from the Civic or the 128bhp 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder from the HR-V.
No diesel engines are anticipated to characteristic within the new line-up, protecting in-line with the present supermini market development in direction of small capability petrol engines. Like the present mannequin, purchaser must also be given the selection of both a guide or automated gearbox.
Honda lately confirmed its plans to electrify its whole vary by 2025, spearheading its marketing campaign with the all-new, all-electric e Prototype. As such, it’s very seemingly that the brand new Jazz will characteristic some type of hybrid powertrain, doubtlessly borrowing expertise from the agency’s i-MMD system used within the newest CR-V.
In that case, the hybrid system will use a much smaller combustion engine than discovered within the CR-V, with capability seemingly being capped at round 1,500cc. The engine can be mated to a CVT which homes an built-in electrical motor, with the system feeding its energy to the entrance wheels.
The Jazz’s inside will seemingly be a melting pot of switchgear and expertise borrowed from elsewhere in Honda’s line-up, utilizing the identical seven-inch infotainment system because the Civic.
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