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2020 Honda Fit Debuts at Tokyo Motor Show

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2020 Honda Fit Premiere
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The 2020 Honda Fit yesterday made its international debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, revealing what the fourth generation of the popular compact car has to offer.

Originally launched in 2001, the Honda Fit has long been a prime example of cars that feel much larger inside than they look, offering surprisingly spacious cabins and seating flexibility.

The new 2020 Fit will build upon that basic premise while offering advanced new technologies across five trim levels named Basic, Home, Ness, Crosstar, and Luxe.

No matter the trim level customers choose when this car eventually hits the market, they’ll be treated to enhanced visibility compared to the current Fit thanks to thinner front pillars, better-hidden windshield wipers, and a lower, flatter instrument panel. Despite the thinner pillars, Honda says crash safety has not been compromised.

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In fact, every Fit will come with standard Honda Sensing tech, which has been upgraded to include a front wide-view camera and eight sonar sensors.

Additional new features include extra in-cabin storage, a new LDC touch-screen interface, wireless Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, and interesting “body stabilizing” seats with extra padding that should provide extra comfort over long trips.

At the rear, the Magic Seats for which the Fit is already known will continue to provide incredible flexibility and will also come with more padding than before.

Upgrading to the Home trim gets you high “tactile quality” with coordinated colors and materials, including fabric seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Ness trim gets water-repellant seats, so we know where the name came from, as well as sportier interior colors. The Crosstar throws in 16-inch wheels, roof rails, and raises the ride height, giving the Fit a more crossover-like feel. And finally, the Luxe trim comes with leather seats and exterior chrome bits.

More Fit: Overview of the 2019 model