Honda’s Fit e:HEV has gone under the knife for a mild makeover but the changes aren’t purely cosmetic. Here is what has been revised and how much the hybrid Honda hatch will now cost in Mzansi.
Outside and inside, Honda has updated the Fit e:HEV. Revised bumpers with dark are the most obvious giveaway which are easily contrasted against light paintwork. Being the e:HEV, the range-topping FIT model also boasts a 10 kW increase in power which is claimed to improve acceleration performance and refinement. Total outputs are now rated at 90 kW and 253 Nm of electric propulsion torque. This increase in the overall system output is achieved through a 10 kW increase in power from the traction motor, whilst engine power has also been increased to 78 kW (from 72 kW) to improve drivability and overall system efficiency.
Despite the power output increase, the Fit e:HEV emits only 88 g/km, remaining unchanged from before. More impressively, the fuel economy figure on a combined cycle is as low as 3,7 L/100 km.
Inside, the Honda hatch has been fitted with a wireless smartphone charger which further adds to the comprehensive list of standard specification. Read more on the Fit here.
Honda Fit e:HEV Pricing
- 1.5 Hybrid eCVT – R544 900
The FIT e:HEV comes standard with a 5-year / 200,000km Warranty, a 4-year / 60,000km service plan as well as an additional extended warranty of 8-year / 200,000km covering the Lithium-ion battery and other related components of the Hybrid system.