Modulo Style – Honda’s new subbrand: different design, but without technical improvementsJuly 26, 2018
At home, Honda has a subbrand Modulo X, under which the company sells accessories in a sporty style. In addition, machines with tuning packages Modulo X often undergo technical updates. For example, a small roadster S660 with this set has more rigid springs and shock absorbers. The new brand Modulo Style is responsible only for design – these are accessories that do not imply changes in the “filling”. The first model with the package from Modulo Style was hatch Fit, in Japan, sales of new items will start on Friday, July 27.
Externally from the standard compact stylish version is distinguished by the design of the front: five-door hatch got another bumper with chrome inserts and LED fog lights, the upper and lower grilles are now visually combined. Also Fit Modulo Style got 15-inch disks of original design.
Armchairs are upholstered in leather and a cloth of black color, leather trim is also at the steering wheel. In black, the ceiling is made, and on the pedals there were metal lining. Another stylish hatch is equipped with a complex of security systems Honda Sensing: adaptive cruise control, a system for preventing a front collision, warning of leaving the occupied band, recognizing road signs.
Like the usual hatch, the Honda Fit Modulo Style is offered with an atmospheric 1.3 (100 hp), which works in conjunction with a variator, and a hybrid installation consisting of a 110-horsepower engine 1.5, an electric motor with a capacity of 30 hp and a seven-speed robotic transmission with a double clutch. Both versions are available with front or all wheel drive. For the standard Fit there is still an atmospheric 1.5 with a return of 132 hp (manual or CVT), and the basic engine of the conventional model can be combined with manual transmission.
Version Modulo Style was the most expensive in the model line. The price of the novelty with the engine 1.3 starts at a mark of 1 890 000 yen, which in terms of our money is about 1,072,000 rubles at the current rate. Stylish hybrid will cost a minimum of 2 257 200 yen. For comparison, the standard gasoline Honda Fit costs from 1 428 840 yen, hybrid – from 1 699 920 yen .
It is expected that later versions of the Modulo Style will appear in other Honda models. However, outside the Japanese market such machines are likely not to be chosen. The same situation with Modulo X – tuned Honda is sold only in Japan.