Honda, the Japanese automaker has announced that the all-new Fit aka Jazz has received a whopping 62,000 orders within just a month of its launch. Moreover, it is also speculated that the company is also developing a Jazz/Fit Type R. The new Fit model was launched in Japan on September 5th and the demand of the vehicle is now four times more than the usual 15,000 units per month.
The vehicle is yet to reach European and US dealerships. The company delivered 19,388 units of new Fit to customers last month, making it the third best-selling car, following the Toyota Aqua and Prius C. Interestingly, around 70 per cent of sales are coming from the new hybrid model, which offers an extra-ordinary and class-leading fuel economy of 36.04km/l. It comes powered by a 1.5-litre Atkinson-cycle engine working together with a high output electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The engine is mated to a seven speed twin-clutch gearbox.
Talking about the new Jazz/Fit Type R, it will be based on the Jazz RS and powered by a hybridized 1.5-litre engine that develops 190bhp. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and it is likely to offer an excellent fuel economy of around 27-28kmpl. We also expect it to house a sport-tuned suspension and an aggressive body kit.
The Honda Jazz/Fit Type R is expected to be launched by the 2015 and will sit above the Jazz/Fit hybrid. This is all what we have for now; stay tuned to CarDekho for more updates on the same.