After six years on the market, the third-generation Honda Fit (Jazz as we know locally) will soon be bowing out. The Japanese automaker officially announced that the all-new fourth-generation Jazz/Fit model will be making its global debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show this October.
Now, there are not a lot of details about the all-new Fit just yet. In fact, not even a teaser photo of the upcoming model has been released to the public. Previous spy-shots of the new-model in Japan do give us an idea as to what it could look.
However, Honda did mention a few details that should give us an idea as to what the popular hatchback will have. Under the hood, the next-generation Fit will feature a new version of Honda's hybrid powertrain which now uses two-motors instead of just one. Honda says the hybrid system is also more compact than before. No information about those electric motors yet, but expect it to be similar to Honda's current hybrid models.
Like the current-generation model, the new Fit will still have the fuel tank located in the center of the vehicle for low load and better spacing inside the cabin. Honda claims this would allow owners to have the same roomy interior that they have become familiar with.
The other big change for the all-new model would be the badge. Now, if you remember the first-generation Fit had a blue dot over the letter 'i'. Meanwhile, the second-generation car and the current-generation model shared an all-caps logo in italic. Soon, the badge will change once more. The new Fit logo will have an all caps, upright logo which is more subtle and restrained. The question now is whether the Jazz badge will undergo a similar restyling.
With the Tokyo Motor Show just a month away, we are certainly excited to see what the all-new Fit/Jazz will look like.