Released in 2013, the current generation Honda Jazz (called the Fit in some markets) has been on sale for 5 years and it appears that Honda is currently working on a replacement model.
Our European spy photographer at Carpix managed to snap photos of what is believed to be the next generation Jazz somewhere in southern Europe, wearing German number plates.
From the photos, the next generation Honda Jazz’s exterior design could see a departure from the past 3 generations, which has traditionally been a mini MPV design.
The whole car appears to be wider than the current model and could lead to a final design that is sportier too. The wider profile could give the next generation Jazz better proportions than the current model as well.
As for the rear end, the next generation Honda Jazz could adopt a pair of tail lights that extend into the tailgate, as opposed to vertical units of the current GK-generation Jazz.
While the design might be a departure from previous generations, the position of the main muffler that’s located under the driver on the right side is a clear indication that this is a Honda Jazz, due to its unique fuel tank location.
While a launch isn’t expected until 2020, Honda still has sufficient time to test its new model. A report from Nikkei also mentioned that a full electric (EV) Honda Jazz could debut in the future, though that model is said to be a China-exclusive.
We can also expect Honda to introduce hybrid variants of the new Jazz, alongside petrol-powered variants.