The Honda Jazz is set for another facelift. The Japanese carmaker which is developing a new small diesel engine will be launching the next gen Honda Jazz in 2013 and it will most likely get anew diesel engine in the form of a 1.2-litre diesel engine.
Japanese websites have been writing about the next gen Honda Jazz (also called as Fit in Japan). According to these reports the Jazz will retain much of its looks but there will be slight changes in the exterior design. Do not be surprised if you see elements of the Brio in the 2013 Honda Jazz.
There will be no radical changes in the rest of the car. It will continue to be built on the same platform. The petrol engines of the 2013 Honda Jazz are expected to be the same i-vtec engines. The only big difference will be the diesel engine.
The Jazz is Honda's highest selling car in India after the carmaker reduced the price of the hatchback drastically last year. Demand has increased to an extent that Honda is no longer taking bookings. With production back on track we expect the current Jazz to be back in showrooms.
Honda has been seen a sharp decline in its sales mainly because of the lack of a diesel engine in the Jazz and the City. It has now started developing the engines and will use it first in the Civic hatchback to be sold in Europe and the US.