2014 Honda Fit/Jazz goes official

2014 Honda Fit Hybrid 19.07.2013
2014 Honda Fit Hybrid 19.07.2013

Goes on sale in Japan this September

[update] Additional photos added.

These are the first official (and confirmed) images with the 2014 Honda Fit/Jazz.

We have seen several leaked photos with the new Fit/Jazz but these are the first ones published by Honda showing a design with some influences from the 2012 Insight with angular headlamps and a large front bumper. The back of the car looks quite busy with its Volvo-inspired taillights, ventilated bumper and the chrome trim from one taillight to the other.

These images are also depicting the hybrid version which makes use of a new four-cylinder, 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine working together with a high-output electric motor, lithium-ion battery and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Thanks to this setup, the 2014 Honda Fit/Jazz Hybrid achieves a fuel economy of 36.4 km/l (85.6 mpg US / 102.8 mpg UK or 2.7 liters / 100 km).

The 2014 Honda Fit/Jazz Hybrid comes with a choice of three driving modes: EV, Hybrid and Engine, meaning it can run as a zero-emission electric car, as a hybrid or as a conventionally-powered vehicle.

Full details will be released closer to the car's launch in Japan scheduled for September.

Source: Honda
Published Jul 19th, 2013 12:00pm By Adrian Padeanu
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TOKYO, Japan, July 19, 2013 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. achieved fuel economy of 36.4 km/L*1(JC08mode) on the all new Fit Hybrid, which is the highest*2 among all hybrid models in Japan. The all-new Fit Hybrid is scheduled to be introduced and go on sale in Japan this September.

The all-new Fit Hybrid will be the first model to be equipped with the SPORT HYBRID*3 Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive (i-DCD), Honda's lightweight and compact one-motor hybrid system suited for small-sized vehicles. Although this is a one motor hybrid system, this system realized the EV drive by disengaging the engine and motor. The SPORT HYBRID i-DCD is one of the Earth Dreams Technology, Honda's new-generation powertrain technologies which realize both the fun of driving and excellent fuel economy at a high level.

Adopting a newly developed inline 4-cylinder 1.5L Atkinson cycle (high expansion ratio cycle) engine, the SPORT HYBRID i-DCD consists of a 7-speed DCT*4 system with a built-in high-output motor, and IPU (intelligent power unit) equipped with a built-in lithium-ion battery. Moreover, adopting an electric servo brake system that increases electrical regenerative efficiency and a fully-electric compressor that reduces engine load, the SPORT HYBRID i-DCD improves the vehicle's fuel economy by more than 35% compared to a current IMA hybrid system.

The SPORT HYBRID i-DCD automatically changes to three driving modes by engaging and disengaging the engine and motor depending on driving situations. The three driving modes are the EV Drive Mode for motor only driving, the Hybrid Drive Mode for both engine and motor driving and the Engine Drive Mode for engine only driving.

Featuring the highest fuel economy among all hybrid models in Japan, acceleration g-force more powerful than conventional models and rhythmic and linear acceleration feel, the SPORT HYBRID i-DCD realizes fun driving.

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Comments (18)

Wow, it has a BMW M4 front air dam. Wow. Now it must be REEEALLY Fit.
Sep 6th, 2013 1:52am
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MarkR MarkR
I think it looks great. Can't wait to see it in person.
Aug 11th, 2013 6:19am
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3ccl6 3ccl6
Gross...Mazda designs these days wipe the pants off Honda!
Jul 20th, 2013 8:11am
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peterg peterg
OMG, I just had a fit looking at your Honda Fit lol.... Whoooooooooooo runs Honda seriously?!?!?! Get some real Honda designers in, maybe ask Alfa about going back to your roots too, the reason you used to be awesome
Jul 20th, 2013 5:12am
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MarcosOliveira MarcosOliveira
Terrible looking! Talking about design, what are those air vents in the rear bumper? This is a car for urban use or a supercar? And that whole "flat" area above the rear fender? Needs a better surface work in that area. I prefer the current generation.
Jul 19th, 2013 7:16pm
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GuillermoDeSimone GuillermoDeSimone
Looks more than horrible! Out of date! And what do you expect from such an uggly car? Reliability. If it has reliablility problems it must be burned!!!
Jul 19th, 2013 6:19pm
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SirLukkas SirLukkas
Far, far too busy that design (the most shocking is the rear 3/4 view).
Jul 19th, 2013 5:31pm
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Sacto8780 Sacto8780
It looks like the current model Honda Fit with with more "surface excitement."
Jul 20th, 2013 1:34am
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Aygo Aygo
I think the Toyota Aqua is currently the most economical hybrid in Japan. Although the Aqua isn't available in Europe, instead we receive the Yaris Hybrid, I suspect CO2 emissions will hover around the 60g - 70g/km mark and fuel economy around 80mpg combined.
Jul 19th, 2013 3:09pm
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AlexHoh AlexHoh
This particular low spec car in blue dosen't do the aesthatic much justice. There is a higher spec car in gun-metal grey(silver?) looks much better. A very colour dependent carr. But 7-speed DCG mated with a electric motor, Thanks Honda for innovating again(if only a little) after so long.
Jul 19th, 2013 2:55pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
Additional photos added, including the gun-metal grey version you mentioned.
Jul 19th, 2013 3:07pm
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AlexHoh AlexHoh
Jul 19th, 2013 4:05pm
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dragosul dragosul
VW JETTA Hybrid also has a 7 speed DSG...where is the innovation?
Jul 19th, 2013 5:50pm
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9TNine 9TNine
The Fit / Jazz have never been great looking cars but have always been best sellers in Japan (beating the Corolla), plus popular with older buyers. Getting a claimed 100 mpg is impressive.
Jul 19th, 2013 2:31pm
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SirLukkas SirLukkas
I personally think the current gen is quite a looker (and definitely modern enough to stay aesthetically competitive for another two full years).
Jul 19th, 2013 5:32pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Not a looker, but for this to achieve over 100 MPG (UK) is incredible!
Jul 19th, 2013 2:02pm
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tuga tuga
That's on the Japanese cycle though, which gets much higher numbers that both the EU and US test cycles.
Jul 19th, 2013 7:58pm
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afterace afterace
Looks horrible!
Jul 19th, 2013 1:53pm
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