The latest-generation Honda Jazz / Fit has been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Honda’s new Jazz / Fit looks very similar to the outgoing model and appears to have similar proportions. Depending on the market, the new car will be available in Basic, Home, Ness, Crosstar, and Luxe trim levels.
Upgrades enjoyed by the Home model over the Basic include a genuine leather-wrapped steering wheel and natural-looking fabric seats made from high-quality materials. One step up in the range takes you to the Ness that includes water-repellent materials for the seat surfaces and soft padding on the instrument cluster. Meanwhile, Honda Jazz / Fit Crosstar models include 16-inch aluminum wheels while the range-topping Luxe adds genuine leather seats and platinum-style chrome plating across the exterior.
Powertrain options have yet to be announced but Honda has said the hybrid version will come outfitted with its latest 2-motor hybrid system also set to be used by the Accord. All new models, regardless of trim level, come standard with the latest Honda SENSING advanced safety and driver-assistive system that combines a front wide-view camera with eight sonar sonars across the front and rear of the vehicle to provide various driver assistance systems, including a short-distance collision mitigation braking system.
Another headline for the new Jazz / Fit is the implementation of Honda’s new CONNECT onboard communication module that allows for remote control of some vehicle functions via smartphone, a support service that connects vehicles to a support center in an emergency, and a security ‘rush over’ service that dispatches a security guard if “an abnormal situation occurring to the vehicle is detected.”
Sales of the new Honda Jazz / Fit will start in February 2020 although the company has yet to confirm which markets will get the car. U.S. availability also remains unknown.