Philippine Daily Inquirer


- By Jason K. Ang

Honda will unveil the all-new Jazz hatchback at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

The full model change continues the Jazz’s party trick: carrying a spacious cabin within a compact footprint. The new Jazz continues with the central fuel tank layout that made this possible, as well as the folding rear seats that can be configured to carry cargo. This makes the Jazz a miniminiva­n that’s surprising­ly versatile.

The new Jazz will have a hybrid model. The hybrid will feature a two-motor system that’s even more compact than the previous system.

Also taking center stage at Tokyo is the Honda e, the brand’s all-electric urban runabout. The Honda e carries clean, inviting styling that's keeping with Honda's tradition of desirable compact cars. The Honda e features electric drive to the rear wheels, potentiall­y signaling a fun-handling car. Inside, it has a large dual-touchscree­n system, and one of the first in the world to have a camera-based rear view monitors, eliminatin­g the traditiona­l door mirrors. Honda Personal Assistant, a voice recognitio­n function based on connected technologi­es and advanced AI technologi­es, will be on board.

Also on the Honda stand will be the all-new Accord sedan, making its Japan debut; the NSX hybrid supercar; the N-box, Japan's best-selling mini vehicle for four years running; the Benly e, and Gyro e electric scooters ideal for business use; and the CRF1100L Africa Twin Dual Clutch Transmissi­on and CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES Dual Clutch Transmissi­on motorcycle­s.

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Spy shot of Honda Jazz

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