The Japanese automaker has decided on incremental updates for the 2018 model year of the Fit (Jazz in other markets) subcompact model, in a bid to make it “more youthful and emotional”.
The Fit has been around since 2013 in its current generation, so it will certainly welcome the boosting updates for the subcompact hatchback’s 2018 model year turnover. The front and rear have received mild design tweaks in a bid to deliver a more dynamic appearance – now appearing wider and lower than before. Thanks to the exterior design tweaks, the length is now 1.4 inches above the one for the 2017 MY, and there’s also an aerodynamic body kit, exclusive for the Sport trim, that comes with an additional 0.4 inches. There are of course two new hues – Orange Fury and Helios Yellow.
The fit can be had as an LX, EX, EX-L, and Sport trim model, with the latter being an all-new addition to the model range. Standard perks across the board include auto headlights, LED taillights, rearview camera, tailgate spoiler, Bluetooth connectivity, and a center storage console. The Honda Sensing safety and assistance suite can be had from the EX above. Inside, the Japanese carmaker tweaked the driver instrument cluster with large analog speedometer and a digital tachometer. The Honda Sensing-equipped models also have a 4.2-inch TFT driver information interface. LX and Sport models have the manual transmission, while the EX and EX-L are reserved for the CVT. The only engine option is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC packing 130 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 114 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm.