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2020 Honda Fit: First Look

  • The 2020 Honda Fit is all-new and will have a 2-motor hybrid option.
  • This hatchback will be available in five distinct trims.
  • Whether the new Fit is coming to the U.S. is unconfirmed.

The Honda Fit has long been one of our favorite subcompact hatchbacks for a lot of reasons. Not only does it have a peppy driving character and strong fuel economy, but its main selling point is its flexible and massive interior that none of its competitors can match.

If It Ain’t Broke …

The fourth generation of the Fit was just unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show with a new look, but the basic idea of this hatchback is unchanged. The body is similar in shape and size to the current Fit, but the design is tweaked, particularly in the front. The new face of the Fit actually reminds us of a modernized version of the original Fit in the shape of the headlights.

The clever packaging that makes the Fit so roomy is carried over to the new model. For example, it still has the fuel tank positioned under the front seats, and it still has foldable back seats for maximum cargo space.

Choose Your Fighter

There will be five distinct flavors of the 2020 Honda Fit: Basic, Home, Ness, Crosstar and Luxe. Basic is what it sounds like — this is the base model. The Home model sounds like it’s intended to be a little more comfortable and will use "natural-looking fabric seats." The Fit Ness is "sporty and fashionable," according to Honda, and will use color coordination, water-repellent seats and soft padding on the instrument panel. The Crosstar model adds a little bit of utilitarian SUV flair to the Fit. It has plastic cladding, 16-in wheels and a couple of features shared with the Ness trim, like water-repellent seats and more use of soft padding through the interior. Finally, the Luxe model is the luxurious top-of-the-line Fit with leather seating and a chrome exterior trim.

Honda hasn’t revealed a lot in terms of technical specifications about the new Fit, but what we do know is that it will continue to come standard with a gas engine. Honda has also confirmed that there will be an available hybrid model using a 2-motor hybrid powertrain. We also know that every 2020 Fit will come standard with the newest version of Honda Sensing, a set of features that’s gradually been getting more common as standard kit through the Honda lineup.

Will It Come to the U.S.?

As of this writing, Honda will neither confirm nor deny that the 2020 Fit will be available in the U.S. With crossovers on the rise and small cars on the decline here in the States, it’s not hard to see why Honda isn’t eager to confirm whether we’ll get the new Fit or not. A Honda representative said that the 2020 Fit is "not built directly for the U.S. market." That leaves U.S. Fit availability pretty up in the air. It would be sad to see this spunky little hatchback leave in a subcompact segment where it stands out as a clear leader. Find a Honda Fit for sale

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