The 2020 Honda Fit was recently spotted by a spy photographer’s camera on its internal testing in Europe. It was confirmed by the Japanese based car manufacturer that the new subcompact hatchback will make its first official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2019. One of the most notably things about the all-new Honda Fit is the presence of the new Honda’s i-MMD dual-motor hybrid drivetrain system which is intended for smaller vehicles.
The market common car such as Honda Jazz is still adopting the same design proportions and sizes as the current model. Also, there are a great number of improvements and redesigns on this new subcompact hatchback. The next-gen Fit hatchback will be slimmer and also get some redesign with the new expressive front fascia, new two-bar grille, new large air intake, new taillights, and a bigger new headlight showing three-dimensional elements.
Not only will the Honda Fit get major exterior changes but also will be a new interior design. It will have a much larger infotainment screen on its center console. Going by the spy shots, the redesigned Fit hatchback will be equipped with many new interior equipment that includes a new steering wheel, new more modern infotainment system with metallic frame, and instrument cluster. Moreover, it includes a climate control systems with three large knobs.
2020 Honda Fit Engine Specification
There will be a lot of powertrain choices in the 2020 Honda Fit when it arrives in the global market including conventional (gas), hybrid, and electric. The prototype version that seen in European testing is a hybrid variant of the upcoming Honda Fit. Moreover, some reports suggest that the new Fit hatchback will have the same powertrain with the Honda Insight hybrid electric vehicle. This shows that the all-new Honda Fit will be powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine running Atkinson cycle combined with two electric motors and lithium-ion battery.
Mated to Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission, the next-gen Honda Fit should be able to produce 151 horsepower with an EPA fuel economy rating of 55 mpg in the city. This car is rumored to have a driving range of 186 miles, which means it beats the Nissan Leaf with a single charge that can only travel up to 150 miles but the Fit’s driving range is shorter than the Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt.
As for the update and price, the company hasn’t revealed any of these details but it might be unveiled on the global market around the end of this year or early next year right after the new subcompact hatchback made its first debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show this October. Also, it hasn’t been told if this hatchback will be sold in the United States. 2020 Honda Fit might have a price of 15,590.