The third generation Honda Jazz has been spied testing in European guise on German roads.
We have already seen the all-new Honda Jazz/Fit in JDM and US-spec flavors and now it's almost time to have a look at the European variant. A virtually undisguised prototype was spotted undergoing last-minute testing on German roads, looking just about the same as its distant cousins as it carries a very busy design which won't fit with everyone's tastes.
Power will likely come from a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC gasoline engine which in the 2015MY U.S.-spec Fit generates 130 bhp (97 kW) and 154 Nm (114 lb-ft) but in the European version output will probably end up being lowered. Gearbox choices should include the usual six-speed manual and a CVT featuring paddle shifters.
A hybrid version is already available in Japan and will likely be offered in Europe as well. It uses a 4-cylinder Atkinson-cycle 1.5-liter gasoline engine that works with a high-output electric motor, dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox and a lithium-ion battery to grant the vehicle with an average fuel consumption of only 2.7 liters / 100 km (85.6 mpg US or 102.8 mpg UK).
An official public debut of the 2015 Euro-spec Honda Jazz is expected in early October at the Paris Motor Show so we should have all details and images sometime in September.