Following on from last week’s catch, our spies spotted more prototypes of the new generation Honda Fit / Jazz, including the standard variant and the more-rugged looking crossover trim model, this time, close to the Nurburgring. (Update 4/4/2019)
It’s been several months since we last saw the 2020 Honda Fit / Jazz and now we’re getting a better look at the upcoming hatchback.
Spied undergoing testing in Europe, the redesigned model has a more expressive front fascia with larger headlights that feature three dimensional elements. They reside on either side of a new two-bar grille. Further below, the Fit has a large air intake which now extends to the outer edges of the front bumper.
Moving further back, we can see slender A-pillars and larger front quarter windows. The Fit also has curvier bodywork and an evolutionary rear end with new taillights.
Interestingly, the photos appear to show a standard model and a more rugged, off-road inspired variant. The latter has a roof rack, pronounced wheel arches and body cladding on the doors.
The latest spy photos give us our first glimpse of the interior and they reveal the model will have a new steering wheel, a recessed instrument cluster and a more modern infotainment system with a metallic frame. We can also see three large knobs which are likely for the climate control system.
Honda has been tight-lipped about the Fit, but reports have suggested the model will be offered with conventional, hybrid and electric powertrains. Spy photographers believe both these prototypes were the hybrid variant which is rumored to share its powertrain with the Insight.
As a refresher, the Insight has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery and an electronic continuously variable transmission. This enables the model to have a combined output of 151 hp (112 kW / 153 PS) and a fuel economy rating of up to 55 mpg city.
The Fit EV, on the other hand, is rumored to have a range of approximately 186 miles (300 km). That’s shorter than the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, but more than the standard Nissan Leaf which can only travel up to 150 miles (241 km) on a single charge.