Honda has announced that the all-new Fit subcompact hatchback will make its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show next month.
The automaker did not reveal too many details about the fourth-generation Fit, which will continue to be sold as the Jazz in Europe, although it did say that it will continue to feature the company’s original center-tank layout and a versatile seating arrangement (a reference to the Magic Seat).
Additionally, the hybrid model will feature a two-motor system that’s even more compact than the previous one, despite packing one extra motor. Honda also says that the new model will not compromise " the outstanding usability of the current Fit" and "will ensure occupant comfort and make their daily lives even more enjoyable."
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That’s all Honda is willing to disclose about the 2020 Fit. Nevertheless, we already know that the 1.5-liter hybrid system will be shared with the Honda Insight, in which it puts out 151 HP and 197 lb-ft (267 Nm) of torque. The hybrid model has been recently confirmed as the only option available in Europe when the next-generation Fit arrives there as the Jazz.
Styling-wise, the 2020 Fit will be an evolution of the current model, albeit with a slightly sportier appearance. There are also rumors about Honda offering a pseudo-crossover variant with a higher ground clearance and plastic body cladding later on. Inside, expect a more digitalized dashboard, with a new infotainment system featuring a big central touchscreen and more driver assist features as standard.
Besides the new Fit, Honda’s stand at the Tokyo Motor Show will also feature the Japanese versions of the e electric supermini as well as the Accord sedan currently sold in North America, which will go on sale in Japan in early 2020 exclusively as a hybrid. Finally, the automaker will also unveil a refreshed Freed MPV that will launch in the Japanese market on October 18.