At the moment, it's the hybrid version of the Jazz (or Fit in its home market) that's been making a lot of noise. After all, it is the one showed during the launch and they even gave detailed specs of it already. The thing is, Honda also listed the specs of the non-hybrid variety, albeit quietly.
Sans the electric assist, the standard Honda Fit/Jazz uses a 1.3-liter i-VTEC mill. However, do note that it's the Japan-spec model that uses it. Power is rated at 98 PS, along with 118 Nm of torque. It's essentially an upgraded version of the 1.3-liter engine found in the first-generation Jazz, but it no longer needs eight spark plugs and now has dual overhead camshafts.
All-wheel drive is an option for the non-hybrid Fit, much like most Honda models in the Japanese market. Like the hybrid version, it shifts via a continuously variable transmission. According to Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Cycles (WLTC), fuel economy is rated at 20.2 kilometers per liter while the all-wheel drive version is at 18 kilometers per liter. For comparison basis, the hybrid does 28.8 kilometers per liter with the all-wheel drive hybrid at 25.2 kilometers.
Options and variants are exactly the same as the hybrid, meaning there are five configurations to choose from. These are Basic, Home, Ness, Crosstar, and Luxe.
But what about the 1.0-liter turbo? Honda hasn't said anything about it yet. However, given that the all-new City already uses the three-cylinder turbo, we can expect the boosted 1.0-liter to be used in the Fit/Jazz eventually. That's mainly because the two have been sharing the same chassis since 2002 and the all-new City and Jazz are no exception.
At the same time, an updated version of the current 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine will supposedly be used for the fifth-generation Fit/Jazz as well. Based on our previous report, the said engine will power the PH-spec City/Jazz once it officially arrives in the country. It will reportedly have DOHC instead of SOHC and may deliver 130 PS. There is no word whether the 1.3-liter i-VTEC will be offered for the PH market.