Honda Fit e:HEV Facelift Released, There is an RS Variant!


Honda Japan has officially updated their city car model, the Fit e:HEV. The successor to the Jazz with hybrid engine technology is getting changes from the exterior, as well as the addition of a new model ‘RS’.

Quoting the Honda Japan page, the Fit e:HEV retains the previous design lines that are elegant, unique, and characterizes urban cars. There are also previous variants such as Basic, Home, Luxe, and Crosstar.

Honda Fit e:HEV facelift versionHonda Fit e:HEV facelift version Photo: Doc. Japanese Honda

The difference is that in the facelifted version of the Honda Fit e:HEV, there is also an RS variant. This RS variant focuses on sporty design and ride quality. This type gets a more sporty grille design, front-rear bumper and an exclusive rear spoiler.

In addition, the Honda Fit RS e:HEV is specially equipped with a deceleration selector and a driving mode switch to meet the customer’s driving preferences.

From the engine aspect, this car still maintains a unique two-motor hybrid system that promises a more powerful driving experience with aspects of increased motor output and better accelerator response.

Honda Fit e:HEV facelift versionHonda Fit e:HEV facelift version Photo: Doc. Japanese Honda

The Honda Fit e:HEV is powered by a 1.5 i-MMD engine, with two electric motors connected to a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine and a lithium-ion battery. That engine produces a combined power of 124 hp and 253 Nm of torque.

Honda Fit also continuously strives to deliver the safety and usability performance required for comfortable use in all everyday situations.

This car features Honda Sensing 2, which is an advanced safe driving support system that is standard equipment in all types.

Unfortunately, the Honda Fit is not marketed in Indonesia. PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) has chosen the Honda City Hatchback RS as the successor to the Honda Jazz in Indonesia.

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