Honda launches more powerful Fit hybrid in South Africa — Pricing and new features

Honda has launched a refreshed Fit hybrid hatchback in South Africa — boasting sportier styling, increased power, a more premium interior, and enhanced specification levels.

To start with, the new model’s powertrain output has been increased from 80kW to 90kW, with torque remaining the same at 253Nm.

Honda said this resulted in an even more dynamic driving experience while retaining exceptional efficiency.

“This increase in the overall system output is achieved through a 10kW increase in power from the traction motor, whilst engine power has also been increased from 72kW to 78kW to improve drivability and overall system efficiency,” Honda said.

“Even with the increase in power output, the fuel-efficient hybrid system still produces CO2 emissions of 88g/km, while returning a fuel economy figure of just 3.7ℓ/100km on a combined cycle.”

New Honda Fit hybrid

The facelifted model features revised bumpers, which Honda said created a “more cohesive, characterful aesthetic” to better reflect the car’s dynamic personality.

The rest of the car retains the overall shape of the fourth-generation Fit.

On the inside, Honda will now offer the wireless smartphone charger as standard, added to a “comprehensive” list of standard specifications.

The new Honda Fit hybrid will start at R544,900 for the 1.5 eCVT model, compared to R529,900 for the current model.

That price includes a 5-year/200,000km warranty, a 4-year/60,000km service plan and an 8-year/200,000km warranty for its lithium-ion battery and other hybrid system components.

Below are more photos of the facelifted and more powerful Honda Fit hybrid.

Honda Fit hybrid

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