We’ve managed to catch a prototype of the next-generation Honda Fit a few hours ago. The popular hatchback that’s also called Jazz in some countries has been around almost unchanged since 2013, so it desperately needs to be redesigned in order to be able to compete in already “overpopulated” segment.
The camouflaged prototype is in its early phase of development, so the production model won’t be ready before either late next year or early 2020. Either way, the 2020 Honda Fit will definitely receive a complete redesign that will make the five-door hatchback larger. While we still can’t guarantee that the car gets extra inches of length, we are pretty sure that the next-gen model gets a bit wider body.
The details are still obscure, yet we think that the new front end hosts a pair of horizontal and rounder headlights. The all-new bumpers and skirts are extended further downwards, so the 2020 Fit (Jazz) should receive a sportier shape form the current one. In addition, the rooflines and rear hatch are somehow higher, so the successor could provide extra headroom and greater cargo. The rear end is likely hiding bigger horizontal taillights. You may notice the extra window between the A- and B-pillars on the prototype. Although pretty small, the window will definitely have a positive influence to car’s outward visibility.
Even though some reports indicate that the Japanese automaker has a plan to introduce an electric version of the hatchback capable to travel 186 miles on a single charge, this is not going to happen for sure. Well, at least not right away. Instead, the 2020 Honda Fit (Jazz) is going to be offered with a 125-hp 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine. Since it’s going to ride on a new and more advanced chassis, the hatchback will also get a better hybrid powertrain which will instead of one use two motors.