Honda Fit 1.3A Specifications
When the first-generation Honda Fit was launched almost 20 years ago in 2001, it took the world by storm with a roomy and configurable interior that rivalled larger saloons and hatchbacks for passenger space and cargo stowage as well as frugal engines and transmissions which were powerful yet very fuel economical.
The latest fourth-generation Honda Fit, unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, sports many of the key features which made its predecessors top-sellers worldwide and it has an eye-catching new exterior. While the compact proportions with a high beltline are familiar territory for the Fit, the hatchback looks nothing like the previous model. The front has a new nose with chunkier headlights, slimmer grille and distinctive body-coloured bonnet ‘extension’ that curls downwards while the rear has a more expansive glass area, shorter but wider taillights, and an overall smoother design.
The new Fit retains its impressive frontal visibility from the inside even though it has a redesigned front pillar for better impact absorption in the event of a collision. Inside, the dash has been modernised with a fully digital driver’s instrument display and new two-spoke steering wheel with body colour-matching inserts. Body-coloured panels and trim can also be found on the gear lever and its surround, dash and doors.
The Honda Fit is propelled by a 1.3-litre 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine with 96 hp and 118 Nm, which is connected to the company’s proven CVT gearbox. Honda does not have official performance figures yet but as the model is similar in weight and engine performance to its predecessor, the century sprint should be dispatched in around 13 seconds while fuel consumption is about 20 km/litre.