The Honda Fit, also known as Jazz, has an almost religious life cycle in each generation. Each of them last 6 years, with a mid-life restyling after 3 years. The current generation of the car, the third one, has been presented in 2013. It would be prone to a facelift this year, but a Japanese magazine has rendered the new car and said it will be presented only in 2018, as a 2019 model. We are not sure why would it take so long for the car to appear, but we are only spreading the news.
Unfortunately, we do not read Japanese and have no idea what this Japanese magazine is (help us if you can). But it also states the new Fit will come 30 kg lighter and equipped with a 1.0 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with direct fuel injection. It would be able to deliver 95 kW and 200 Nm. There will also be a hybrid version of the car powered by the current 1.5 4-cylinder engine coupled with the i-MMD system.
As for the facelift, it seems to comprise basically the front-end of the car. It will include the “Solid Wing Face”, as Honda has named the thick chrome bar on the front grille. And expect for an earlier reveal of such changes. We still think 2018 is too far away from the deadlines Honda normally uses with the Fit/Jazz.