Honda Fit's most recent generation was unveiled in 2019, however, the Japanese carmaker chose to draw in more customers by showing the city car's RS Trim. For sportier vehicles, Honda utilizes the RS suffix in some regions. The Civic RS Sedan, for instance, has a more aggressive design.
The same is true with the new Fit RS, even though we're assured it will have more power than the smaller hatchback's cheaper models.
The performance-focused Fit will gain yellow stitching inside the cabin and a little sportier external design. The Honda Sensing suite of safety features will come standard on all trim levels.
Honda doesn't get into specifics regarding the Fit RS because this is merely a preview. We do know that it has a more robust hybrid setup than the Jazz's Euro-spec counterpart, which serves as the Jazz's only available powerplant.
The vehicle's combined output is 109 horsepower and 253 Nm of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 175 km/h.
In addition to a dedicated driving mode selector for the Fit RS, Honda promises higher motor output, enhanced acceleration responsiveness, and three driving modes: Normal, Sport, and Econ. Similar to the Clarity, the newest member of the family has a deceleration selection symbolized by paddles located behind the steering wheel to manage regenerative braking.
While other trims, like the Crosstar, are offered with all-wheel drive in Japan, the RS will only be available with front-wheel drive.
At the end of the life cycle of the previous generation, Honda phased out the Fit in the United States, and it seems unlikely that it will do so again. After its local introduction this fall, it is unknown whether markets outside of Japan will receive the RS.