Honda Confirms New 2020 Hybrid-Only Jazz For Europe
The Honda Fit, known as a Jazz in some markets, is about to be redesigned. India is amongst those markets where Honda offers the Jazz with both petrol and diesel engines. While Honda has clarified that it will offer all its existing diesel cars with BS6 engines from April 2020, the carmaker might opt to not offer the hatchback with a diesel engine. That’s because the high price differential between petrol and diesel engines is likely to lower the value-for-money quotient of small diesel cars like the Jazz. Instead of the diesel, Honda might offer a hybrid powertrain on the next-gen Jazz.
The 2020 Honda Fit will be offered in several powertrain choices when it arrives in the global market, including conventional (gas), hybrid, and electric. Well, the prototype version seen in European testing is a hybrid variant of the upcoming Honda Fit. Other reports indicate that the new Fit hatchback will share the same powertrain with the Honda Insight hybrid electric vehicle. That means the all-new Honda Fit will be powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine running Atkinson cycle combined with two electric motors and lithium-ion battery. Mated to Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the next-gen Honda Fit should be able to produce a combined output of 151 horsepower with an EPA fuel economy rating of 55 mpg in the city.
Sideways observe slightly swollen wheel arches, beautiful alloy wheels, vyshtampovki on the sidewalls, the similarity of body kit, a rather unusual in its form of the roofline. Generally, in the profile of the car is a bit better than the hatchback. But it is so purely subjective opinion. Although it is not necessary to deny, the next generation of the versatile 2020 Honda Shuttle really got elegant and attractive.
A peek of the interior shows that the 2020 Jazz now has a digital instrument cluster, similar to the Civic. There’s also a glimpse of the car’s center stack, showing a bit of its climate control system (which reverts back to knobs) and its navigation system. The steering wheel doesn’t look like it was plucked from Honda’s parts bin, featuring its own unique design. In addition, car lighting is also an important part, this new Jazz use 9006 led bulb 6000K low beam is brighter than the factory halogen bulb, bring you an excellent night driving.
The Insight uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 and electric motor combo to combine for 151 hp, although its power delivery is fundamentally different than the Corolla Hybrid’s system. Where Toyota uses battery power to supplement (or in few instances, entirely replace) gas motor power, Honda uses the gas motor to primarily supply charge to the batteries that power the electric motor. Put simply: the Corolla Hybrid uses the gas engine to power the wheels with help from electric motors, the Insight uses the gas motor to act as a generator in most cases.
Honda is still silent about release date and price, but the 2020 Honda Fit is scheduled to be released on the global market around the end of this year or early next year right after the new subcompact hatchback made its first debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show this October. We don’t know for sure about whether the redesigned Fit hatchback will also be sold in the United States, considering that the Japanese automaker is still silent regarding the new Fit sales plan in the US.