Honda will bet on the cross-version of its models

Honda will bet on the cross-version of its models

June 1, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Japanese automaker is going to expand the current model line with off-road modifications of its cars.

So, in the fall of 2019, the brand released the fourth-generation Honda Fit subcompact hatchback, which was presented in five versions at once, one of them is Crosstar. A car in this design was distinguished by its “grown-up” clearance, roof rails and a spectacular plastic body kit. It is this “off-road” equipment that entered the TOP in Japan. The cross-version is also available for the compact truck Honda Freed.

In the interview with Autocar, the head of Honda’s Jazz / Fit model development department, Takeki Tanaka, spoke about future innovations with crossover potential. According to him, consumers are now growing in compact and versatile cars with crossover capabilities.

Keeping this trend in mind, the brand is going to soon offer its customers several cross-products.

The same new Honda Fit / Jazz Crosstar gets a 1.3-liter 98-hp petrol engine, working in tandem with a CVT. A hybrid Fit e: HEV is also available for purchase. Such a power plant consists of a one and a half liter ICE issuing 98 hp and a 109-horsepower electric engine. The cost of the new Honda Fit starts at 1,488,100 yen. Crosstar version gets the highest price – 2,365,000 yen.