Honda has released these two images of what it calls the Jazz Prototype, a vehicle that’s no more than a thinly veiled European-spec version (i.e., the one we’ll be getting) of the Fit that’s already being sold in American and Far Eastern markets.
Unveiled next month at the Paris Motor Show, the Prototype will house the production Jazz’s 1,3-litre VTEC petrol engine mated with a six-speed manual transmission (replacing the old much-loved five-speeder). Honda will also offer the ubiquitous CVT option. A Hybrid version looks set to join the range soon after introduction, as will other petrol powerplants.
Now measuring 3 915 mm long (15 mm more than the second-generation model), the Jazz promises enhanced interior room. The wheelbase has grown by 30 mm to 2 530 mm.
European sales will kick off mid-2015, round about the same time this vehicle lands on our shores.