Ahead of its global premiere, the exterior of the Honda Jazz 2020 was recently leaked. India-spec new Honda Jazz is expected to be launched in 2021.
The new version of the Honda Jazz is expected to make its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in October this year. Japan will be the first market to receive the new Jazz and the launches in other markets, including India, will follow. Promised to be highly-equipped with fresh and modern technologies, 2020 Honda Jazz has been a much-awaited model. Besides the standard Honda Jazz, the Japanese carmaker will also introduce a performance-oriented Jazz. Ahead of the official revealing event, the images of the 2020 Honda Jazz Type R were leaked, thereby revealing some essential updates.
Besides the standard Honda Jazz, a performance-spec Type R version will also be introduced
The fourth-gen Honda Jazz will be essentially bigger than the current version. It will be wider, hence allowing more shoulder room for the occupants. The exterior design will be new, while the front end would carry LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, a revised honeycomb grille with a new chrome bar, and a redesigned bumper. On the other hands, the Jazz Type R, designed to cater the need for a sportier car, will receive some distinctive design features, for example, larger black-painted alloy wheels, a roof-mounted spoiler, black-out pillar, red inserts on the spoiler. Just like other Type R cars, the Honda Jazz Type R will receive the signature red emblem on the grille.
The interior of Type R version, even not revealed yet, is likely to receive the same red highlights as in the exterior. The standard version, as revealed by the spy pictures, is likely to get a floating touchscreen infotainment system, new steering wheel and new instrument cluster. Moreover, Honda Jazz 2020 is developed to roomier interior space.
India-spec Honda Jazz will be available with BSVI-compliant engines
Powering the 2020 Honda Jazz Type R will be a 1.5-litre i-VTEC turbo-petrol engine which is able to develop a maximum power of 220 PS and a peak torque of 245 Nm. For the regular version, engine options will include a mild-hybrid petrol engine, a 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor and a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. An all-electric version with 300 km range is also possible in the later stage.
In India, Honda Jazz is expected to arrive with the BSVI-updated i-VTEC and i-DTEC. The India-spec Honda Jazz is expected to arrive one year after the global launch in 2020. The Honda Jazz Type R is unlikely to make it to India.