All-new 2009 Honda Jazz exposed
We’ve come across full press photos of the all-new 2009 Honda Jazz, also known as the Fit in other markets. This car will be released at the Tokyo Auto Show this year
The current 1.5-litre four-cylinder motor gets a power jump to 118 hp. The Japanese-market engines include a 89 hp 1.2-litre and a 99 hp 1.4-litre VTEC, both 4-cylinder engines. We don’t expect the hard plastic interior materials to change.
The dark-coloured model is the body-kitted top version, while the lighter model is the basic version. Features include folding rear seats, digital climate control and a panoramic glass roof.
The current girly Jazz never did catch on in the Middle East, even though it is a practical fun-to-drive vehicle. The existing engine is very stressed under hard throttle, but then again, the money-saving crowd never really cared about that. However, the same crowd prefers sedans over hatchbacks too, paying a little more and choosing the Civic instead (while ignoring the butt-ugly City).