At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda unveiled the all-new, fourth-generation, Honda Fit, or Honda Jazz 2020 here in the Philippines.
While indeed it was leaked last week, it has been revealed in a more official capacity, and yes, it appears that most of the details from the leaked images of the new 2020 Jazz were accurate, at least when the Japanese Domestic Market version is concerned.
1. Honda Jazz 2020: It looks like an EV
That’s right, the new 2020 Honda Jazz, while still a hatchback, has a lot of interesting style changes which is an outright handwave for its new hybrid powertrain. This is apparent from the simplified front fascia and the smaller grille.
Check out the 2020 Honda Jazz's front end's design. Looks "EV" like right?
While the car clean and simple, gone is the aggressive, sporty nature of its predecessor. The one design element on the new Jazz/Fit that we like though is its narrower A-pillars which provides for more visibility for the driver.
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The green on silver paint scheme on the 2020 Honda Fit Ness variant looks unique
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2. Honda Jazz 2020: The interior
When you enter the new Jazz/Fit, you would think that Honda had gutted the new model. But that’s kinda wrong because despite losing much of the heftiness of the old hatch’s interior, the new one is equipped with a lot of tech goodies like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a significantly larger touchscreen, and a new steering wheel that looks like the one on the Honda E EV.
Aside from the exciting toys, the Honda Jazz 2020 also gets a lot of safety tech in the form of the Honda Sensing safety suite.
The suite includes a wide-angle camera that detects obstructions like other vehicles and pedestrians, it can recognize road markings and signs, and it also has a collision mitigation automatic braking system which of course responds when the system detects an obstruction. The new Jazz also has adaptive cruise control and a lane-departure warning system.
The steering wheel looks exactly like the one aboard the Honda E
3. 2020 Honda Jazz: The hybrid powertrain
As we’ve said before about the Honda e: Technology Collective, Honda has now included the new Jazz in that collective. Why? Because they gave it a two-motor hybrid powertrain that many sources say will handle like an EV. Even after the debut, Honda is still yet to reveal more details about the car’s hybrid powertrain.
But are we getting the Hybrid 2020 Honda Jazz here in the Philippines?
Will we get the Hybrid Jazz version in the PH market?
As of now, there’s no news yet about that. But we here in Philkotse.com are optimistic as Toyota has launched a Hybrid version of the Altis and Nissan is poised to release the Nissan Leaf.
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Cesar G.B. Miguel