Honda has confirmed that the next generation of the Fit subcompact hatchback will make its debut this fall. It’ll first appear at the Tokyo auto show in October. The new Fit will introduce a new version of Honda’s dual-motor hybrid drivetrain. The huge question now is when the new Fit will show up in the U.S. market– or if it will pertain to the U.S. at all. A Honda representative declined to comment to C/D on the Fit’s future for the U.S. market, and we have suspicions that this new model might not be sold on our coasts.
2021 Honda Fit Spy Shots
Seen here in prototype form testing in Europe, the new Fit (called the Jazz in other markets) appears to be similar in shapes and size to the current car, with large windows and a high silhouette that must offer the same sort of remarkable space efficiency that has actually specified the Fit for its whole life span. Roofing system rails and chunkier lower-body cladding appear to recommend that it might adopt some more crossover-like styling cues to glom onto the global SUV trend.
Honda Fit for the U.S.
We’re questioning the future of the Fit for the U.S. market since of rapidly declining sales and since of reports about Honda’s production prepare for the plant in Celaya, Mexico, where the Fit and its SUV stablemate, the HR-V, are presently produced. Fit sales have taken a sheer downward turn just recently, with sales falling nearly 29 percent in 2018 and taking a 37 percent drop through April 2019. An October 2018 report from Automotive News said Honda was thinking about moving U.S.-bound Fit production far from Mexico to Japan, as sources specified that it would be better for Honda to develop more rewarding HR-V crossovers in Mexico and fewer Fit hatchbacks. We’re unsure what this possible production shift would suggest for the next-generation Fit in the U.S.; Honda has not yet stated where the new car will be built.