This might be the scoop of the decade (it got me really excited, but then again I’m fairly easy to impress). Indianautosblog.com seems to get their 5w-40 oily hand on a supposed leaked brochure images of the 2014 Honda Jazz/Fit and I’m loving it!
The images seems fairly “real” with crooked scans resulting from an unopened booklet or a magazine. I might worry a bit about the latter since this might just be another artist rendering, but this images seems way too Honda if I knew my favorite car brand’s design creed.
The color options of the supposed 2014 Jazz/Fit.
The rear has elements of the current generation design, but finished with a wider more aggressive bumper elements and CR-Vish tail lights (although only a reflector).
The dashboard which indicates a hybrid version is showing what looks like new gearbox selector. I’ve seen this type of gearbox selector on Honda previous technology demonstrator car.
vtec.net user ciwai08 took the liberty to straighten the image from one of the crooked image.
I like it. The first generation wowed me in term of design, functional yet cutesy looking. The second generation design is the evolution of the first generation expanding the size and function, a bit boring. This third generation is exciting enough to get me interested in the car again (was looking into buying its smaller cousin, the Brio), it looks more upscale, more aggressive, yet still retaining the boxy functional aspect.
Honda is known to be a safe player in terms of design, but pressure is high as of late. Mazda ground breaking designs has influence the field as even Toyota has follow with the aggressive new Corolla from the usual boring looking sedan. The ante is up and if these images are real, it would be a departure from the basic looking cars from Honda.
The steeply raked windshield, the aggressive front and rear bumpers, this is a good design. Not feeling that much about the shuriken style rims, but this car is a hybrid, and I’d rather seeing a throwing ninja weapon motive than a flat circular rims like the old Insight.
This just in, another batch of scan images of the third generation JDM Fit, this time for the non hybrid and RS version.
The RS is confirmed to have 6MT aside from more aggressive wheels, fog lamps and bigger rear wing. The colors for the non hybrid are the standard fan fare, red, black, white, silver, and dark grey.
Edit 02-07-2013: Added the non hybrid color options and RS scan (6MT!!)