5 reasons why you should check out the Honda FIT

What does a Mzansi family of five need in a car? It should be compact, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and practical – and the 2021 Honda Fit hatchback fits the bill. It is stylish, spacious, technologically advanced, safe, and will soon be offered in a hybrid variant for improved fuel economy.

Here are five reasons why the new 2021 Honda Fit is getting all the attention it deserves:

For a subcompact car, we know the interior is bound to be cramped. However, the 2021 Fit exceeds our expectations when we get inside. The hatchback can accommodate five passengers comfortably with good head and legroom. In fact, the 2021 Honda Fit comes with class-leading legroom in the second row, closely equivalent to what sedans offer.

For most families, a spacious cargo area is necessary. Introducing Honda Magic Seats that you can fold in various ways to increase storage. You can rearrange the Magic Seats both vertically and horizontally to enhance the boot space. Moreover, the thicker padding improves the comfort level in the back seats.

The 2021 Honda Fit comes with a range of standard and elective techs that would keep you amused, up-to-date, and safe while travelling. All the Fit models now get a user-friendly infotainment system operating through a 7-inch touch screen, supporting satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Other prominent changes include a fully digital instrument cluster and a tiller. The Fit has borrowed it from the Honda e - the electric car the automaker offers in some parts of the world.

Honda has made sure the Fit drives comfortably and securely, using their proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACT) body structure and added six airbags along with a range of driver-assistance technologies. These include CMBS (Collision Mitigation Braking System), (LKAS) Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Following (LSF), Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Forward Collision Warning, and so on.

With increasing fuel prices, fuel economy is important, and the Fit again matches the task. The non-hybrid Fit delivers 5.5L/100km, while the hybrid variant offers 3.7L/100km, which is exceptional for a city car.

The 2021 Honda Fit is accessible in four variants: Comfort, Elegance, Executive, and Hybrid. However, the Hybrid model is not on sale right now but is expected to hit dealerships in October. All the non-hybrid models get propulsion energy from a 1.5-litre petrol engine, pumping out 89kW and 145Nm of torque. The Hybrid also employs the same mill as well as gets assistance from a battery and electric motor to generate 80kW and 253Nm of torque.

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