Next-gen Honda Fit Makes Its Public Debut At Tokyo

Next-gen Honda Fit Makes Its Public Debut At Tokyo

The fourth-generation Honda Fit / Jazz has been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show taking place these days.

It comes to provide a globally accepted standard for subcompact cars, according to the carmaker’s goal.

This model is called “Fit” in both Americas, Japan, China, and “Jazz” in other markets, including Europe. Honda has already sold 7.5 million vehicles worldwide.

Its arrival in North America is uncertain: the model may not reach the U.S. shores for the first time in 14 years. Sales in Europe start in mid-2020.

The new-gen car retains flexibility: it inherits the central fuel tank design from the previous Fits, the cabin is as customizable as before. Designers make the pillars thinner, that results in more forward-looking glass.

The 2020 Honda Fit / Jazz will be the first car in the European lineup of the brand with a new “e:HEV” badging, meaning the use of “Honda e:Technology”, typical for all future electrified Hondas.

The new Fit / Jazz will be only available with an advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain, which provides a good fuel economy and a responsive, smooth, direct driving feel. Honda newly developed it for the model.

The car comes with the full HondaSensing suite, including, in particular, the collision mitigating braking system, Honda LaneWatch, Lane Departure Mitigation, cross traffic monitor, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, auto high-beam headlights.

The new model offers five variants: Basic (entry-level), Home (a little higher grade), Ness (for active lifestyle), Crosstar (the Fit EX equivalent), Luxe (the EX-L equivalent, most elegant and comfortable).

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