Honda has unveiled the new Jazz ‘prototype’ ahead of its public debut at the upcoming Paris motor show. The car will be powered by a 1.3 litre i-VTEC Earth Dreams petrol engine and is mated to a choice of either a six-speed manual or a CVT transmission.

From the pictures, the European Jazz is more or less the same car that we have on sale, with a similar design and all the usual key features on the inside such as the versatile Ultra Seats and the central fuel tank layout.


Differences between our local variant and the prototype are minute. The front end features a slightly redesigned grille while the rear features a sharks’ fin antennae instead of the bee-sting one featured on our version. Keep in mind that this is just a prototype so the finished article could end up with features that bring it even closer or further in appearance from the local variant.

Honda has released limited information on the rest of the car and its specifications, with the full details only going live on October 2. The car is expected to go on sale in Europe next summer. For more information on the Honda Jazz, check out our review of the car in Hua Hin and have a look at how it compares to its predecessor here.

Malaysian-spec Honda Jazz