The new 2021 Honda Jazz, also marketed as the Honda Fit, is a small five-door B-segment hatchback that will introduce further updates. The first model came up in late 2001 and until 2020, this model managed to keep at the top of the sales charts.
Generally, the new Jazz model provides pleasant design, more than decent standard equipment, and a very efficient engine. According to the manufacturer, the Honda Jazz will offer one of the best roomy and versatile interiors in the B-segment. Besides that, this hatchback will use the same 1.5-liter inline-4 as the Fit model. However, some mechanical changes will happen and the Jazz model will even get electrified in Europe.
2021 Honda Jazz Design
One of the smallest hatchbacks on the market 2021 Honda Jazz will get some facelifts. Basically, it will borrow a lot of styling cues from the electric Honda e model that is the first time introduced at International Motor Show Germany in September 2017. The new Jazz is a very compact car that measures 157.3 inches in length, 66.7 inches in width, and 60.6 inches in height while riding on a 99.6 inches wheelbase.
The overall design will be better and there are a few visual changes. Forward visibility is now improved thanks to A-pillar that is half the width than before. Besides that, the shape of the Jazz has changed as well, making it look wider and attractive. We most liked the new small roof spoiler that is available on the back above the new light cluster. Crosstar variant is also available and this model will be closer to the crossover segment.
The interior of the Honda Jazz becoming more and more modern. This model provides excellent techs inside. There’s a completely new shape of the dashboard and now Jazz features a center-mounted touchscreen with an instrument cluster that is fully digital.
The center touchscreen can be used to access information about weather, parking locations, music, navigation, location finding, and telephone services. Also, this model includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and exclusively for the first time, Wi-Fi hotspot.
2021 Honda Jazz Powertrain
Like the Fit model, the new 2021 Honda Jazz will use the same powertrain. This model uses a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that is perfectly suited for this car. The output is great for such a small car and the new model provides 130 horsepower.
Moreover, the base level model will use a 6-speed manual transmission, while upper trims will be available CVT. As you can see, there is a barely noticeable change in the performance between these two versions.
Europe Model Will be Electrified
However, the Jazz is going electrified in Europe. This model will be called eHEV and it will use an internal combustion engine, electric motors, and a battery.
The eHEV consists of a 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC gasoline powertrain that is linked with two electric motors and it will use a lithium-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, this model will be available in three driving modes. The combined powertrain develops 107 horses and is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 9.4 seconds. The top speed of 108 mph is relatively good for such a small car.
2021 Honda Jazz Price and Release Date
A base-level 2021 Honda Jazz with the 6-speed manual transmission will cost less than $17,000. However, if you add a CVT system, the price will increase by $800. Like before, we can expect the top-ranging model to pass the 20k mark.
The redesigned version will arrive later this year and it will offer roomier cabin and even more standard features. In fact, Jazz has more passenger volume and cargo space than rivals like Kia Rio 5-door, Nissan Versa Note, Chevrolet Sonic, and Mitsubishi Mirage. However, the eHEV is the first step of a larger Honda plan to mainstream European sales. This model will wear nameplate Crosstar and it will cost €26,250.