Honda has released the first teaser image of its all-new 2020 Jazz, which will be making its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month.

The side profile view of the B-segment hatch reveals what spyshots have previously suggested, that the fourth-generation Jazz (or Fit, as it’s known in its domestic market) will have a softer, more-rounded disposition. As shown by a curvier front end, the overall styling moves away from the edgier lines of the current third-gen GK and back to that offered in the first two generations.

No technical details beyond that already intimated, that the hybrid version will feature the long-rumoured smaller version of the automaker’s dual-motor i-MMD powertrain, which will replace the Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive (i-DCD).

Without the outgoing seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, Honda says that the new system will be even more compact. Europe will only sell the hybrid version, but other markets will feature the usual range of petrol engines aside from the hybrid.

The automaker says that the new Jazz, which will retain the centre-mounted fuel tank and fold-up Ultra Seats, promises to raise the bar in terms of comfort and driver enjoyment. We’ll have the entire lowdown on the new Jazz when it premieres sometime next week.

GALLERY: 2020 Honda Jazz spyshots