With the electric parking brake, the 2020 Honda Jazz is not coming to India.
Just about two weeks away from now, the latest-gen Honda Jazz will take off its cover at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019. Ahead of its global unveil, a Japanese report revealed that the 2020 Honda Jazz will get electric parking brake which makes its launch unlikely for India.
The fourth-gen Honda Jazz will not see its launch in India.
The fourth-gen Honda Jazz will come with a factory-fitted electric parking brake. In fact, Toyota has already offered this feature as standard in some all-new models for the Japanese domestic market such as the new Honda N-WGN or K-car. That means almost all upcoming cars of Honda, except for some models aimed at emerging markets, will be featured with electric parking brake.
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Due to the adoption of electric parking brake, the new-gen Jazz will not be suitable for a price-sensititve market like India.
As reported earlier, the 2020 Honda Jazz will be fitted with an electric parking brake as the all-new N-WGN. The new-gen car is more unlikely to be launched in India as the costly feature was the reason why the new Honda HR-V is not coming to our country. In an announcement, the Japanese company has revealed that due to the presence of an electric parking brake, it would have to entirely import the centre console of the model to India. Therefore, the Honda HR-V will not be a feasible option for the price-conscious Indian buyers. Evidently, the same will go for the 2020 Honda Jazz.
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The new Jazz will get a hybrid powertrain system similar to the one in the next-gen Honda City.
The next-gen Honda Jazz will be available with a 7-inch information display, one that we’ve seen on the 2019 Honda Pilot. Besides, it will feature a large touchscreen infotainment system and circular knobs mounted on the centre console.
Powering the 2020 Jazz will be a 1.0-litre VTEC turbocharged petrol engine along with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol unit. A mild-hybrid variant has been confirmed for the new-gen model. It will come with Honda’s new i-MMD technology which combines a 1.5-litre gasoline burner with two electric motors. This hybrid powertrain option will find its ways to the next-gen 2020 Honda City as well.