The fourth-generation Honda Fit is coming soon with a sleek new design.
The Honda Fit, otherwise known as the Honda Jazz in Europe, is one of the best subcompact cars on the market thanks to its funky design, fun driving dynamics, and affordable price tag, so we've been looking forward to the arrival of its successor.
Following its refresh for the 2019 model year, we got our first look at a prototype of the new Honda Fit last year. Now, the Japanese automaker has announced the production version will debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show next month. According to Honda, the fourth-generation Fit features a spacious cabin and will retain its predecessor's center-tank layout and versatile seating arrangement.
Camouflaged prototypes have shown the new Honda Fit will adopt a sleeker design than the old model and will ditch its predecessor's wedge-like nose in favor of a more rounded area. At the back, the taillights also have a new design that extends into the hatch, rather than vertically into the roof.
In terms of engine options, rumors suggest the new Honda Fit will get a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder producing 125 horsepower, while the European model may only be available as a hybrid, which will utilize the same dual-motor setup as the CR-V Hybrid, which is coming to the US this year. Honda says the new Fit's hybrid system will be even more compact than its predecessor's. After being discontinued in 2014, the Honda EV is also expected to be revived for the Chinese market, but US availability hasn't been confirmed yet.
With the official debut now penciled in for October, the new Honda Fit should go on sale sometime in 2020. The 2019 Tokyo Auto Show kicks off on October 23, so expect Honda to release some teaser photos of the new Fit between now and then. Other new Honda models that will make their Japanese debut at the show include the all-new Accord and the adorable Honda e.