• Apr 30, 2007
The Honda Jazz has been sold abroad for years and we were finally able to benefit from its pequeño proportions when it was finally made available to U.S. customers as the Fit in 2005. Its popularity both here and abroad means that the next iteration won't stray too far from the current model and judging by these latest shots from AutoExpress, Honda knows it shouldn't mess with a good thing.
The most obvious change comes courtesy of the new front clip, with smoother proportions that will meet Europe's new pedestrian impact standards, along with more tightly drawn headlamps that form a narrower diamond shape and are pulled closer towards the A-pillar.

What's less obvious from the picture is the new proportions, that increase the width by 20mm and the length by 50mm. This will further contribute to the Fit/Jazz's class-leading interior space that includes those trick folding rear seats.

Our friends on the other side of the planet will benefit from a new diesel engine, while the petrol-powered mills are likely to come in the 1.3- and 1.5-liter flavors found in Japan. However, there's no word on whether or not these Japanese-specific motors will be available when the new Jazz debuts.

AutoExpress
contends that the new model will debut at this year's Tokyo Motor Show in October and considering that the Fit sits on lots in the States less than any other vehicle, we'd expect this new model to be U.S.-bound in the near future.

[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      If any of you think that just because you're tall means you have to "scrunch" into a honda fit, i sat in one, and it seemed like it had miles of head room.
      • 7 Years Ago
      D'oh, here comes my lunch...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Look, a second-gen Toyota Estima!
      • 7 Years Ago
      bet that has a sweet drag coefficient. i like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Obviously no Photochopping AutoExpress guy is going to be hired by Honda's design department any time soon. The real thing will be much better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like crap.
      • 7 Years Ago
      More to the point, the front end looks like one of those Japanese cartoon characters.
      • 7 Years Ago
      >>I like the design, but I'm too tall to want to scrunch into one of those.

      Actually, no "scrunching" required!
      The Honda Fit is one of the best cars for tall people; more headroom than almost every other CAR on the road. In fact, more than many trucks too.
      Try it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      There is another artist's impression here, by a Japanese magazine. It would be interesting to note that this same magazine had a drawing of the new CR-V way before it was launched, and the preview turned out to be very very accurate!

      http://paultan.org/archives/2007/05/08/2008-honda-jazz-facelift/
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sweet!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      While I definitely agree with the Toyota Estima comparison, I really like the design and would definitely consider purchasing this vehicle.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's one fugly clown car.
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