LONDON, England - Honda has released the first images of it new Jazz prototype that will make its public debut at the 2014 Paris auto show on October 3.
NEXT JAZZ: Honda's new Jazz will be revealed at the 2014 Paris auto show in October. Image: Honda
The prototype MPV introduces a completely new body shell and is 15mm longer and has wheelbase 30mm longer than the outgoing model.
The third generation Jazz is part of Honda’s ‘small series’ range and will be built on the company’s global compact platform. It will retain the centre fuel tank layout used in the current model.
Honda says this layout saves space and adds more versatility, interior practicality and storage solutions. Honda's 'Magic Seats' will also feature in its new Jazz as well as a new suspension.
Due to go on sale in the UK during the northern summer 2015, the new Jazz will offer improved "fuel economy and higher performance thanks to its new Earth Dreams Technology engine".
It's powered by a new 1.3-litre i-VTEC petrol engine is supported by either a six-speed manual (replacing the previous five-speed unit) or a CVT transmission.
Leon Brannan, head of Honda UK said: “The Jazz is a hugely important car for Honda in the UK, and has been a runaway success since its original launch. It has an extremely loyal following, its reliability is legendary.
"The new Jazz with its sleek, modern design, refined and comfortable ride, will, we are confident, build even more loyal followers.”