The company Hond at the Tokyo Motor Show showed the fourth-generation Fit compact van, which is known in the global market (except for the USA and Japan) under the name Jazz. It was announced that in Europe the model will be offered only as a hybrid.
With the generation change of the HondJazz compact van, the front struts have become thinner, thereby improving visibility. In addition to the standard version, the model received the all-terrain Crosstar modification, which externally differs in increased ground clearance, a body kit made of unpainted plastic, a radiator grille of a different design and roof rails.
- More storage containers have appeared in the cabin, including thanks to the abandonment of the conventional handbrake in favor of an electromechanical one. The door compartments have become larger, and cup holders are now located on the dashboard in front of the outer vents. Other new additions include a two-spoke steering wheel, digital instrument panel and re-shaped front seats for comfortable long journeys.
- The new Jazz received a hybrid powertrain, which included a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and two electric motors. The combined recoil has not yet been disclosed, as well as information about other engines that will complete the new product.
The model also has an improved HondSensing security complex, consisting of a front wide-angle camera and eight sensors. Adaptive cruise control has become more responsive to the traffic situation, and the automatic braking system now recognizes pedestrians and cyclists not only during the day, but also at night.
In Europe, sales of the fourth generation HondJazz will begin in mid-2020. The model left the Russian market back in 2014, and there is no information about the return of the compact van.