Known as Fit in other parts of the world, the European version of this subcompact hatch keeps on with the Jazz name. Big novelties are coming for the next year, as the 2021 Honda Jazz is about to come completely redesigned. The new model will come with a variety of changes and one of the first things that come to mind is the electrified powertrain. The European model will come exclusively with a hybrid powertrain, while the models around the world will be available with pure gasoline units as well.
Of course, this redesign will bring several other things, such as a new styling, new interior design and lots of new design solutions. The new model already had a premiere in late 2019, while a crossover version was presented last month in China. Sales should start in the next couple of months.
2021 Honda Jazz Gets Electrified
Without any doubt, the biggest novelty for the next year will be the new powertrain. While the Fit, which sells in the rest of the world, will carry on with gasoline engines, the 2021 Honda Jazz will be available only with a hybrid powertrain in Europe. We already know the specs for the new model and it will be based on a familiar 1.5-liter gasoline engine. Coupled with two electric motors, it will feature a total output of around 110 horsepower and more than 250 Nm of max torque. Thanks to plenty of torque, driving dynamics will be pretty good. The latest reports suggest 0-60 time in about 9.4 seconds and a top speed of 110 miles per hour.
Besides more than decent performances, you may also count on a pretty solid fuel economy. The same reports suggest around 4.5 liters per 100km.
2021 Honda Jazz Redesign
Of course, this redesign will also bring a completely new design. The new model will be slightly bigger, despite that the wheelbase remains the same. The 2021 Honda Jazz will also be lighter, but also stiffer. Thanks to the new chassis and stiffer design, the new version will also feature a thinned A-pillar, which in practice means improved forward visibility.
Naturally, you may count on a completely new styling as well. The 2021 Honda Jazz will remain faithful to the original styling philosophy. So, the overall shape isn’t much different compared to the previous generation. On the other side, the new model completely follows the new design language, which means a lot of inspiration taken from the Honda e concept.
Another big novelty for the next year is the addition of the Crosstar version, which will add a little bit of crossover flavor to this design, things like higher ground clearance, black plastic surfaces and similar things.
Obviously, the cabin will be also new. The new dashboard design brings obvious improvements compared to the previous generation. It utilizes higher quality materials and comes with loads of new tech features. As you may presume, the dash is highlighted by a center-mounted touchscreen, while the instrument cluster has been digitalized as well. Still, the Japanese manufacturer kept a couple of physical controls, particularly in terms of climate controls.
On the other side, details about legroom and overall space are yet to come, although we count on slight improvements compared to the previous generation. Of course, putting the battery was a little bit challenging. Still, you can still count on a decent cargo area that measures nearly 300 liters.
2021 Honda Jazz Release Date and Price
We expect to see the new 2021 Honda Jazz showrooms in a couple of months. According to the latest reports, base models will go around 22.000 EUR. The new Crosstar model will go around 26.000.