The Honda Fit/Jazz seems to be in shape, because it just can’t stay under wraps until it’s time for the official curtain to fall – we saw it leak from a brochure and now leaked official high-quality photos are here.
The cat’s out of the bag, with the brand’s upgrades for the subcompact hatch now in plain sight. The Japanese brand opted for the latest trend among automakers – design modifications are kept to minimum and only slight tweaks enhance the styling. The front end has been modified to be closer to its larger Civic brother, with the radiator grille packing a thick crossbar and small grille below. There are also modified headlights with L-shaped LED running lights. The upgrade also includes a modified bumper with new fog light surrounds. At the back, the taillights have the same shape, but now have vertical LEDs.
The images present the JDM-version Fit Hybrid, and there’s also a glimpse of the cabin, presenting the customers in Japan with two-tone brown and black leather upholstery. According to reports, the company is also enhancing the technology available – with the driver assistance suite on point, including automatic emergency braking, pedestrian collision mitigation, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and traffic sign recognition. In Japan the same powertrain line is offered – complete with 1.5-liter four-cylinder packing 130 horsepower (97 kilowatts) and 114 pound-feet (154 Newton-meters) of torque.