2020 Honda Jazz Turns All Hybrid in Europe, Reveal on October 23

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One of the most popular B-segment cars of the European continent, the Honda Jazz (also known as Fit in some markets) is getting ready to enter its fourth generation. The vehicle will be shown for the first time in public at the 2019 Tokyo Motor show at the end of this month.
To get people ready for the reveal, Honda released this week the first teaser image of the new Jazz interpretation, and as usual in such cases it is a very unrevealing one. But accompanying this image were just enough details to make us curious and eager to learn about what Honda has planned.

The carmaker says the new Jazz has been redesigned with the "passenger at its heart," a statement that could be translated in extensive changes, but probably mostly at the interior. New standards will be set, Honda says, in terms of "comfort and driver enjoyment."

For the European market, which accounts for the bulk of sales for the model, the 2020 Jazz will be offered, for the first time, only as a hybrid, packing an undisclosed combustion engine aided by two electric motors.

The specs of the powertrain are not yet known, but the Japanese plan, at the same time with the car's unveiling in the home country, to hold a media presentation in Amsterdam, detailing what's what. For the general public, this presentation will be streamed live on YouTube.

For now, rumors point to the car using the hybrid powertrain currently fielded on the CR-V.

The Jazz was first introduced in 2001, and the nameplate quickly rose to impressive sales figures. In its second year on the market, the car became the best-selling vehicle in Japan, a feat never before achieved by a Honda model.

By 2013, total sales worldwide topped five million vehicles, nearly 800,000 of which in Europe alone. In the United States, where the model sells as the Fit, the numbers are similar to the ones on the Old Continent.
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