All that Jazz: new generation for the Honda supermini
Next generation of Honda Jazz features two-motor hybrid technology as standard
Honda has unveiled the all-new Jazz, featuring advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain technology as standard for the first time.
The new Jazz will introduce the efficiency benefits and performance of hybrid power to the mass market.
Honda has yet to unveil the technical specs of the new hybrid powertrain. It will probably use the 1.5-liter engine and an electric motor.
Honda wants that all European mainstream models to feature electrified powertrains by 2022.
The next-generation Jazz will be the first model in Honda’s European line-up to wear the new “e:HEV” powertrain badging.
This is the first example of “Honda e:Technology” branding that will feature across all future electrified products.
Another addition to the Jazz range is the new ‘Crosstar’ variant, designed to appeal to those seeking a more crossover style design. Available with the same hybrid powertrain and interior features as the standard model, the new Crosstar features increased ride height, a different front grille design, water-resistant upholstery and integrated roof rails.
The Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) is improved with night-time operation to detect pedestrians and cyclists when there is no street lighting, and now applies the brakes when oncoming vehicles cut across or turn into the path of the car. The new camera system also enables Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to follow traffic at low speeds in congestion and applies Lane Keep Assist on urban and rural roads – as well as multi-lane highways – for increased safety in more situations.
Sales of the next-generation Honda Jazz for European markets is set to start in mid-2020.