Facts about Honda Fit Car. The Honda Fit, also marketed as the Honda Jazz, is a 4-door, front-wheel drive, and a front-engine, subcompact sedan manufactured and sold by Honda. The Honda Fit has been in the market for sale since 2001, at present, the third generation model is being sold in the market. The Honda Fit has been sold all over the world and it is produced at ten plants in eight worldwide countries, and its sales have attained a figure of 5 million by the middle part of 2013.
Sharing the global small sedan platform of Honda with the Honda City, Mobilio, Airwave, Mobilio Spike, Freed Spike and Freed, the Honda Fit is renowned for its single-box or mono-space with an internal packaging concept allowing a reconfigurable freight volume contesting with bigger vehicles.
Honda introduced hybrid petrol-electric model of the Honda Fit in October 2010 in Japan and in early 2011 in Europe. A limited production all-electric model, the Honda Fit EV, was introduced in the United States during July 2012 and during the following month in Japan. The brand name Jazz is employed in Oceania, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa, and in the majority parts of Asia, whereas the name Fit is employed in China, Japan and the Americas.
The Honda Fit Car was released in Japan in June 2001 and instantly it became a huge hit. At its launch during 2001, the sedan grabbed the Japanese Car of the Year Award. The Honda Fit had bypassed the sale of the Toyota Corolla by December 2001, and it occupied the first position in sales for nine months in a year in 2002. The Honda Fit was subsequently introduced in Europe during early 2002, South America during early 2003, Australia during late 2002, South-East Asia and South Africa in 2003, Mexico during late 2005 and in China in September 2004.
The fuel tank of the Honda Fit is positioned beneath the front seat and the compact back suspension have enabled the back seats to fold up, especially low, creating a supple and standardized cargo capacity that is great for its category.
A production mock-up for Canada and the United States was introduced on the 8th of January 2006 at the International Auto Show in Detroit in North America. The sedan was introduced in Canada on the 3rd of April 2006 and in the United States on the 20th of April 2006 as a model year sedan for the year 2007. The first generation Honda Fit was replaced in the North American markets only after two model years by a fresh 2009 model, which was introduced in November 2007 in Japan as a 2008 year model. Succeeding iterations will keep up the similar platforms all over the world.
The first generation of Honda Fit was manufactured at six industrial locations. The third generation and the current Honda Fit employs an all-fresh platform, 27 percent of its body is constructed from ultra-high power 780 MPa grade steel. To put the weight aside and to make the most of firmness, the body panels of the Honda Fit are both fused and bolted to the structure in a hybrid Monocoque and Spaceframe synthesis. The back torsion beam suspension is denser no longer employing an anti-bend bar to make the most of the interior and cargo room. Both the current Honda Fit and HR-V shares the same platform.
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