Honda Fit

The Honda Fit (Japanese: ホンダ・フィット, Hepburn: Honda Fitto) or Honda Jazz is a small car manufactured and marketed by Honda since 2001 and now in its fourth generation. It has a five-door hatchback body style and is considered a supermini in the United Kingdom, a subcompact car in the United States, and a light car in Australia.[3] Marketed worldwide and manufactured at ten plants in eight countries,[4] sales reached almost 5 million by mid-2013.[5] Honda uses the "Jazz" nameplate in Europe, Oceania, the Middle East, Africa, Hong Kong, Macau, Southeast Asia and India; and "Fit" in Japan, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan and the Americas.

Honda Fit
2020 Honda Jazz Executive (Europe)
Overview
ManufacturerHonda
Also calledHonda Jazz
Honda Life (China, Dongfeng Honda, 2020–present)[1]
ProductionJune 2001 – present
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car (B)
Body style5-door hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Front-engine, four-wheel-drive (Japan)
PlatformHonda Global Small Car
Chronology
PredecessorHonda Logo
SuccessorHonda City Hatchback (GN) (Southeast Asia and South America)[2]

Sharing Honda's global small car platform with the City, Airwave, first-generation Mobilio, Freed and HR-V/Vezel, the Fit is noted for its one-box or monospace design; forward-located fuel tank; configurable seats that Honda calls "Magic Seats", that fold in several ways to accommodate cargo in varying shapes and sizes and cargo volume competitive to larger vehicles.[6][7][8][9]

Honda released hybrid petrol-electric versions of the Fit in Japan in October 2010 and in Europe in early 2011.[10][11] In 2012, Honda released the Fit EV, a limited-production all-electric version based on the second-generation model in the United States and Japan, and was widely regarded as a compliance car.[12][13][14]

The fourth-generation model released in 2019 is currently sold in Japan, Europe, China, Taiwan, South Africa, and Singapore. Starting from 2020, the vehicle was phased out in most Southeast Asian and Latin American countries to be replaced by the larger City Hatchback, while it was withdrawn entirely from the North American market due to falling demand within the subcompact segment.[15]


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