The all-new 2020 Honda Jazz has been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show with a hybrid powertrain and an outdoorsy crossover version.
The fourth-generation Jazz retains the same overall shape that accommodates the generous interior and clever flip folding ‘Magic Seats’, but with much of the current model’s lines and creases ironed out for a sleeker look.
Of note is an SUV-inspired variant called the Crosstar (above) featuring increased ride height, a unique front grille design, durable black wheel arches, lower bumpers, water-resistant upholstery and integrated roof rails.
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Other specialised variants include the Basic, Home, Luxe, and the sporty Ness (below) with contrasting colours for the side rubbing strips, roof arch and wing mirror caps.
The interior has also adopted cleaner lines and the instrument panel features a flat topped dash.
Honda claims the new model will be much safer too thanks to the addition of an A-pillar with a cross sectional structure that channels impact energy to the vehicle body in the event of a collision. The newly designed front pillar also improves frontal visibility, which is further enhanced by the windshield wipers positioned so they’re barely visible from inside the cabin.
Active safety will also be a strong point, with the Jazz finally gaining the brand’s latest Honda Sensing technology which includes autonomous emergency braking with night-time operation to detect pedestrians and cyclists even when there is no street lighting, active cruise control and lane-keeping assist.
Honda also promises superior comfort than ever before, with new-generation body stabilising seats initially developed for its more luxurious sedan models.
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The fourth-gen Jazz will gain a hybrid powertrain combining a 1.5-litre petrol four-cylinder with dual electric motors, and will be introduced to the market as a part of Honda’s e:HEV models.
The all-new Honda Jazz will go on sale in European markets in mid-2020. It’s too soon for Honda Australia to discuss it will arrive in Australia, and which specifications or powertrains will be available here.
Click on the gallery above for plenty more photos of the new Honda Jazz.