2014 Honda Jazz / Fit hybrid, review, specs, price and release date

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The new third-generation 2014 Honda Jazz is likely to be disclosed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, ahead of its Japanese release date of late September 2013. Europe won’t get the new Jazz till the beginning of 2014 at the earliest.

2014 Honda Jazz Review

The new vehicle has a lot to measure up to, following the success of the first and second generation of the Jazz, with participants to our 2013 Driver Power Survey applauding the automobile’s reliability above all else.
We expect that the Honda Urban SUV Concept (envisioned), disclosed at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2013, will influence the look of the new Jazz. This is likely to include swept-back fronts lights, a big, gloss-black front grille and more sculpted metalwork along the automobile’s side than previously.

The challenge for the designers was to create styling that looked fresh and provided more powerful road presence, however likewise preserved the previous model’s functionality. The wheelbase has in truth expanded by around 50mm, however Honda has yet to disclose the specific figure. A diesel will be provided in Europe, however as prior to the hybrid will be the flagship, integrating a 1.5-litre fuel engine, electric motor and brand new smart dual-clutch box. This produces plenty of power– with 133bhp and 170Nm of torque– and has a claimed economy figure of around 85mpg, while sub-90g / km CO2 discharges make it a match for the diesel-powered Ford Fiesta ECOnetic.

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2014 Honda Jazz Interior

Inside, the 2014 Honda Jazz will maintain its reputation for providing exceptional quantities of area. The 2nd and first generation models finished in the top 10 for practicality in our Driver Power survey, so anticipate allure to showcase a boot with around 400-litres capacity, and Magic Seats which fold flat at the touch of a button.

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2014 Honda Jazz Specs

The power plants for the India specification Jazz are expected to be the exact same as thoseof the Amaze with the availability of 2 fuel options; a 1.2-litre gas mill and the new 1.5-litre diesel engine. The power plants for the India spec Jazz are expected to be the same as thoseof the Amaze with the availability of two fuel choices; a 1.2-litre gas mill and the new 1.5-litre diesel engine. It is possible that the Honda will detune the Jazz’s diesel engine to the 90PS mark to draw out much better fuel effectiveness from the engine and still be on par with its rivals.

The Jazz being a hatchback will be placed below the Amaze, suggesting that the prices will start from about Rs 4.7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the gas and Rs 6.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the diesel. At this price proposition, the vehicle will offer tough competition to the VW Polo and the Hyundai i20.

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Price

A price for the new Honda Jazz has yet to be revealed, but we would anticipate it to begin from around $14,000 and the hybrid variation to expense from around $17,000.

Release date

The new third-generation Honda Jazz is most likely to be disclosed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, ahead of its Japanese release date of late September 2013.

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