Honda just introduced the facelifted Fit in Japan that we call Jazz on this side of the planet. On the program, a few aesthetic changes, an increase in power and the arrival in the range of an RS version.
Presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2019, the fourth generation of Honda Jazz is entitled three years later to a small mid-career refresh in its native lands where it is called Fit. The cosmetic changes boil down to the front face with a shield with redesigned air intakes and a simplified grille. The Luxe finish is entitled to a few additional touches of chrome to go with its philosophy, while the Crosstar reinforces its more adventurous image with aluminum inserts and a honeycomb grille.
The big novelty is undoubtedly the addition of the easily recognizable RS to its aggressive body kit including a wider grille, more prominent shields, touches of satin black, five-spoke aluminum rims, generous sills, a spoiler overhanging the rear window and a chrome exhaust outlet, not to mention the unmistakable red RS badges. The theme continues inside with orange stitching on the steering wheel, paddles to adjust the intensity of energy recovery on deceleration, a new drive mode selector and firmer suspensions.
The cabin of the other versions, with the exception of certain new color combinations, remains the same with 7-inch instruments and a 9-inch multimedia screen. However, the standard endowment in driving aids is enriched in particular by the detection of blind spots and assistance in traffic jams.
Finally, the petrol / electric tandem under the hood sees its power increase from 109 to 123 hp for 253 Nm, with an announced improvement in pedal response.
No announcement of arrival on the European side for the moment, but it won’t be long.
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