2020 Honda Jazz (4th Generation)

FiestaST

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Honda goes full-crossover with new Jazz

Bring your sense of adventure with Honda's Jazz.

The 2021 Tokyo auto show might be a digital affair, but that has not prevented Japanese car companies from preparing some interesting concepts.

One of the more attainable and relatable cars set to be part of the 2021 Tokyo auto show experience, is from Honda. The company has taken its popular and reliable Jazz hatchback and converted it to a proper crossover.

This Jazz Crosstar concept is based on a hybridised Jazz platform, with Dal electric motors supplementing the performance of its 1.5-litre petrol engine. It is also the reason you’ll notice the peculiar dual-grille bumper design.

Core performance numbers are what you’d expect from a Jazz. The total system output is 80 kW and 253 Nm, with a CVT transmission converting those numbers to modest acceleration. Honda claims 0-100 kph in 9.4 seconds, with a 175 kph top speed.


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Honda goes full-crossover with new Jazz

Bring your sense of adventure with Honda's Jazz.

The 2021 Tokyo auto show might be a digital affair, but that has not prevented Japanese car companies from preparing some interesting concepts.

One of the more attainable and relatable cars set to be part of the 2021 Tokyo auto show experience, is from Honda. The company has taken its popular and reliable Jazz hatchback and converted it to a proper crossover.

This Jazz Crosstar concept is based on a hybridised Jazz platform, with Dal electric motors supplementing the performance of its 1.5-litre petrol engine. It is also the reason you’ll notice the peculiar dual-grille bumper design.

Core performance numbers are what you’d expect from a Jazz. The total system output is 80 kW and 253 Nm, with a CVT transmission converting those numbers to modest acceleration. Honda claims 0-100 kph in 9.4 seconds, with a 175 kph top speed.


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Toxxyc

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This Jazz looks like some modded-up car that should be driven by a teenage Greenpeace hippy chick in a zombie apocalypse movie. It just needs the shotgun rack in the windscreen.

EDIT: Oh yes, and the expanded metal racks on the windows.
 

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Honda Fit Modulo X is a mild hot hatch

Honda wants to see if you’re interested in a mildly hot Honda Fit.

Mugen might no longer that relevant to Honda, but the Japanese brand still has an in-house accessories division, operating under the Modulo name. Here’s what they accomplished after dragging a Honda Fit into the workshop.

Its latest release is the Honda Fit Modulo X. This is Honda’s attempt at a more visually dynamic hatchback, without going completely OTT.

Predictably, Modulo has replaced the standard Honda Fit front and rear bumpers with new mouldings that have higher edge cut-outs and black detailing. These new bumpers, with their black graphic finishes, contract strongly if it is ordered in white.

A honeycomb grille gives the Fit Modulo X some more textured presence at the front, which is different from the closed nose design on most Fits.

There is a subtle rear spoiler that sits atop the Honda’s fifth door, too, in black, whilst the wing mirror caps are also darkened.


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FiestaST

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Err very well priced i20? Lol

Starlet & Baleno zero debate.
 

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Err very well priced i20? Lol

Starlet & Baleno zero debate.

Lol, yeah my bad. i20 is pricey but it's one of the few cars with a turbocharged engine in this segment. Starlet/Baleno, Rio, Mazda 2 and Jazz are NA.

The new Honda Fit also looks to be a 1.5 though.
 

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2021 Honda Fit Specs & Pricing Announced

Honda South Africa has launched its Fit, effectively replacing the Jazz.

Physically, the new Honda Fit is longer, wider and the cabin space is grown through clever packaging.

The new Honda Fit is powered by a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine developing 89 kW and 145 Nm. As far as fuel consumption is concerned, Honda SA is claiming its Fit is good for 5.5 L/100 km.

Honda SA has also introduced a flagship hybrid version of its new Fit and that features electric motors. These electric motors do most of the work while the vehicle is driving at slow urban speeds of under 40 kph.

2021 Honda Fit Model Line-up

Comfort:
Push button start
Halogen headlights
TFT Driver Display
Auto aircon
5-inch display audio
15-inch steel wheels
Cruise control
Basic fabric upholstery
4-speaker sound system
Front, side, curtain SRS airbags

Elegance:
16-inch alloy wheels
LED headlights, taillights and fog lights
9-inch infotainment system
Reverse parking camera
Premium fabric upholstery
Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear lever

Executive:
16-inch alloy wheels
Smart keyless entry
Front heated seats
Front and rear parking sensors
Chrome decorative inserts
Leather upholstery

Hybrid:
Hybrid powertrain
Adaptive cruise control
Collision mitigation braking
Road departure mitigation
Lane keeping assist
Auto high beam

How much does the new Honda Fit cost in South Africa?

The Honda Fit is sold with a 5-year/200 000 km warranty, while the Hybrid model comes with an 8-year/220 000 km warranty.

Honda Fit Comfort R319 900

Honda Fit Elegance R359 900

Honda Fit Executive R389 900

Honda Fit Hybrid R469 900


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The interior is actually nice, I guess the quality is going to be much better than the previous gen since the new gen is not assembled in India
 

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I guess since it's launched, I can share this.
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Honda Fit (2021) Launch Review

The popularity of Honda’s most popular hatchback has waned through the years – because of fierce competition in its segment, yes, but also the public perception that it’s a car “that’d be perfect for your gran”. In a bid to reframe the Jazz, Honda SA has changed its name to Fit (as the model is known in its home market) and freshened its looks to appeal to a younger clientele. We drove the new model at its local launch in the Western Cape to see if it’s more hip-hop than hip-op.

Is the Fit fun to drive?

I haven’t encountered a fun-to-drive CVT-equipped car yet, because the driving experience doesn’t gel with revving the engine to high-heaven as you attempt to extract eager performance from the vehicle. That said, the Fit rode particularly well over most surfaces we traversed during the launch drive (mostly country back roads). It’s quiet inside and the chassis is responsive to steering inputs. It’s the type of hatchback you’re not going to complain about after clocking up some long hours behind the ‘wheel. The seats are excellent too: very supportive and comfortable, whether you opt for cloth or leather trim.

Summary

To recap, the previous-gen Fit (Jazz) seemed to eventually fall out of favour as Honda’s myriad competitors offered newer models, with fresher designs, more modern technology and superior drivetrains. Honda has seen to it that the new Fit addresses those issues, however. The design is newer (if perhaps a little too polarising for a B-segment hatchback), the infotainment tech is up to date, there are plenty of places to charge things and the screens are high-resolution. The powertrains are on par too; those who are particularly concerned with fuel economy will appreciate the Fit’s frugal consumption figures.

Unfortunately, the name change might not fundamentally change motorists’ perception of Honda’s compact hatchback model – the Fit’s unlikely to become that object of desire that the brand hopes will inspire younger buyers to want to own one, but it might just do the job of creating some much-needed buzz around the Honda brand.

Aside from the overly expensive Hybrid derivative (the additional taxes levied on hybrid models in the Republic makes them uncompetitive in our market), the rest of the range offers good value and tech. The FIt’s trump cards are still generous passenger space, those Magic Seats and Honda’s reputation for excellent reliability. Let’s see if those traits can help the brand regain some sales momentum…

Honda Fit pricing

The Honda Fit is sold with a 5-year/200 000km warranty, while the Hybrid model comes with an 8-year/200 000km warranty. A 4yr/80 000km service plan is also standard.

Honda Fit Comfort R319 900

Honda Fit Elegance R359 900

Honda Fit Executive R389 900

Honda Fit Hybrid R469 900


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AutoTrader SA first drive of the 2021 Fit (Jazz) Hybrid

 
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Chun_li

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I actually really like it. It is unfortunate that the hybrid model is so expensive but I guess that's thanks to the lack of tax breaks and reduced fees for EVs and hybrids.

It will be interesting to see if Honda brings the Brio to SA since the Fit is more expensive than a lot of the entry level rivals (Baleno, Swift, Polo Vivo etc...)
 
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