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https://global.honda/newsroom/news/2019/4191023eng.html
https://global.honda/newsroom/news/2019/c191023beng.html
https://global.honda/newsroom/news/2019/c191023beng.html

e:HEV is a newly-established communication name for Honda’s 2-motor hybrid system, which is positioned as Honda’s core electrification technology and a hybrid system for this new era, for vehicles driven mostly with an electric motor.
We will probably see the e:HEV designation on the Insight soon since this is just a renaming of the 3rd gen 2-motor hybrid system.

A front wide view camera which covers a wide area in front of the vehicle will be newly added to the Honda SENSING advanced safety and driver-assistive system installed to the all-new Fit. By combining the front wide view camera and eight sonar sensors mounted in the front and back of the vehicle, the all-new Fit features further enhanced existing Honda SENSING functions as well as the new short-distance collision mitigation braking system. The Honda SENSING is available as standard equipment on all types of the all-new Fit.
Honda Sense on the Fit will get a new wide view camera and 8 sonar sensors.

The all-new Fit will be the first model equipped with the Honda CONNECT on-board communication module developed exclusively for Honda vehicles. Starting with the all-new Fit, Honda will begin evolving Honda Total Care Premium which consists of three services; 1) remote control of some vehicle functions via smartphone; 2) emergency support service which connects the vehicle directly to a support center in case of an emergency such as a traffic accident and enables prompt and proper responses; and 3) security “rush over” service which dispatches a security guard when an abnormal situation occurring to the vehicle is detected.
Honda Connect seems to be Honda Japan's version of HondaLink or maybe HondaLink is being renamed.


Wireless Apple CarPlay is coming on the new Fit(announced in above video).



 

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Kind of makes me jealous.
 

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Kind of makes me jealous.
The current third-generation Fit remains on sale in the U.S. for now, but we believe its days are numbered, as Fit sales have dwindled and are down 17 percent through September of 2019. The little hatchback is outsold by its crossover counterpart the HR-V by a factor of more than two to one, and Honda recently shifted Fit production back to Japan so that it could build more HR-Vs in Mexico, where the two nameplates previously shared a production line.


U.S. Honda representatives said that "We’ll share our plans for the U.S. just as soon as we’re able, in the near future," suggesting that there might be some sort of announcement about what is happening with the Fit in the states soon. The new model will go on sale in other global markets in February 2020. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29555369/new-honda-fit/
We might not even see the 4th gen Fit here. Even if Honda does bring it here we probably won't see some of the good stuff Japan gets like the Japanese Insight. :sad:
 

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We might not even see the 4th gen Fit here. Even if Honda does bring it here we probably won't see some of the good stuff Japan gets like the Japanese Insight. :sad:
It'd be interesting if they make the HRV hybrid, in the US.
 

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Found some more information from Honda Europe press release.
https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/cars/media/pressreleases/193623/all-new-jazz-leads-electrification-charge-for-honda

The scope of the brand's Honda Sensing technology has been enhanced with the application of a new wider, higher-definition camera, replacing the previous camera and radar set-up. This enables improved awareness of vehicle surroundings, including recognition of verges without kerbs or roadside markings.

The Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) is improved with night-time operation to detect pedestrians and cyclists when there is no street lighting, and now applies the brakes when oncoming vehicles cut across or turn into the path of the car. The new camera system also enables Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to follow traffic at low speeds in congestion and applies Lane Keep Assist on urban and rural roads – as well as multi-lane highways – for increased safety in more situations.
Honda Sense is getting improvements via wider FOV HD camera and Sonar. Which is replacing the current camera and radar set-up. CMBS will get night time operation improvements, short distance CMBS, and ACC is more adapted to urban/rural roads instead of just highways.

Electrification will be accelerated by 3 years due to stricter emission regulations in Europe. Honda now expects to electrify all of there mainstream brands by the end of 2022 in Europe instead of 2025. Between 2021 and 2022 4 more electrified models will be introduce. One of them will be a new SUV and the other a new BEV. The remaining 2 could be the 11th gen Civic and 3rd gen HRV which are the only gas models left in Europe.

The comprehensive suite of in-built apps can be supplemented by seamless smartphone mirroring, via built-in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which is available for Jazz occupants via a wireless connection for the first time.
The new Fit will not just get wireless apple carplay but wireless android auto, too.

Honda's next-generation B-segment hatchback presents an evolution of the instantly recognizable mono-space silhouette of the Jazz. The seamless, clean design philosophy that will define future Honda models follows the key concepts of function and beauty first seen in the Honda e.
Expect future Honda models to have a minimalist clean design like the E and Fit. I wonder if this is the end of the Chrome Wing design. The Fit definitely looks nicer without it.

The next-generation Jazz will be the first model in Honda’s European line-up to wear the new “e:HEV” powertrain badging.
eHEV will replace the current hybrid badge on Honda's hybrid vehicles. The 4th gen Fit will be sold as a hybrid only in Europe starting mid-2020.
 

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If we get this in the states I might trade in on it depending on it's MPG. I really miss having the space of my C-Max :/
 

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The Japanese Accord is getting e:HEV badging. No more hybrid badge or any badges on the sides near the front either.


I'm liking the look of the new 4th gen FIT. Here's the NESS version.
 

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I'm liking the look of the new 4th gen FIT. Here's the NESS version.
I'm guessing they'll change the trim name in the US, unless they're intentionally going for a cheeky "FITNESS" (Fit-Ness) label to the car? Maybe their other trims could be FitFull and FitTest, LOL.

The front end looks like it's ready to come alive as a cartoon-like character car (eyes = headlights, nose = Honda logo, mouth = thin grill).
 

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The front end looks like it's ready to come alive as a cartoon-like character car (eyes = headlights, nose = Honda logo, mouth = thin grill).
It has that Japanese quirkiness to it which I like. You will definitely grab attention driving it here in the US. :wink:
 

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I found more interesting pics of the Japanese 4th gen Fit.

  • Under the hood pic of the hybrid Fit
  • 2 glove boxes on the passenger side. 1 up top as pictured and the normal one underneath it.
  • 2 rear usb ports on the center console area.
  • Clearer look at the new instrument panel.
I want that instrument panel with the digital speedometer on the Insight. ;) I think Honda messed up by going half digital display instead of full digital display for our Insight.
 

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American Honda announced the 2020 Honda Fit, today. Still the 3rd gen Fit which was last redesigned back in 2015. No changes other than the removal of Honda Sense from the LX and Sport trim. I guess
Seems like a backward move to remove Honda Sensing from car(s) like the Fit that already have it, given Honda's previous declaration that "Honda Sensing will be standard on all 2022 model-year vehicles".

BUT maybe Honda needs to take it away (especially from the lowest price/entry model) to make it seem like a new and generously included feature by 2022...?
 

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Seems like a backward move to remove Honda Sensing from car(s) like the Fit that already have it, given Honda's previous declaration that "Honda Sensing will be standard on all 2022 model-year vehicles".

BUT maybe Honda needs to take it away (especially from the lowest price/entry model) to make it seem like a new and generously included feature by 2022...?
Agreed - I thought Honda made a statement that Honda Sense was supposed to be a part of every single model AND trim going forward..
 

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