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Guangqi Honda's new generation Fit is expected to go on sale on August 28, and two models, Chaorun Favourite and Chaoyue Biggest, will be launched. The previously announced pre-sale price starts from 81,800 yuan. And Dongfeng Honda will soon launch Fit's sister car jazz within this year, such as Accord & Inspired Odyssey & Ailishen, CR-V& Haoying, etc. Honda's dual brand strategy in China has extended to A0-class cars. Whether it is brand-new Fit or jazz, it is the fourth generation Fit of the chassis code GR9. The fourth generation Fit was officially released at last year's Tokyo Auto Show, and five versions with different styles were launched at one breath. Today, we will talk about the history of Honda Fit. Aika automobile application

Honda Fit

The history of Fit is not long. It is only 20 years since the first generation of Fit was released in June 2001. But in this short period of 20 years, especially in the Asian market, Fit has developed itself into a "civilian supercar". A good foundation makes Fit's modification potential huge, and with the rich modification accessories, it is as famous as a god in both the modification circle and the racing world.

The city is a car between a citizen and a K-car, which is of great significance to Honda. It promotes Honda's economical and durable product characteristics to the whole world.

As the most successful small car owned by Honda, the history of Fit actually dates back to the 1980s. In 1981, Honda introduced a small hatchback called "City" between K-car and citizen. Because it broke away from Japan's "light four-wheeled vehicle regulations", this A0-class car also went to other markets in the world.

Although the size of the city is compact, the interior space is very large, and the design of four wheels and four corners makes the longitudinal size of the passenger compartment reach the extreme. As can be seen from this structural diagram, even if two rows of seats are placed, there is still plenty of luggage compartment space, and even a special scooter can be loaded.

First generation Fit GD3

After three generations of development, Honda's city has been a great success, and Honda itself has accumulated enough experience in small cars, so in 2001, Honda introduced the first generation Fit code-named GD3, which replaced the city. The first generation Fit is also a global car. In Europe, Oceania, the Middle East, Africa and most parts of Asia, it is also called jazz, which literally translates as "jazz", while in China and Japan. There are 10 factories in 8 countries around the world that produce Fit locally.

Honda has provided very abundant power in the Fit, providing 1.2L, 1.3L and 1.5L power in the global market. In particular, the 1.5L model is the most eye-catching. With its lightweight body, the dynamic response of the 1.5L model has surpassed the overall performance of this level. Fit won the award of "2001 Car of the Year" and the title of "2002 New Car Sales Champion" in Japan once it was launched.

After its success in Japan, Fit embarked on a global journey and was introduced to Europe and Australia in 2002. In 2003, it entered South America, South Africa and the Middle East. It entered China in 2004 and was introduced to the North American market in 2006.

The front of Fit is very short, and the passenger compartment is as long as possible, which looks more like a small MPV. This structural concept was very advanced in the A0 class car at that time.

In 2003, Fit saloon, a sedan launched by Guangqi Honda, was equipped with a 1.3L engine, CVT and 5-speed manual transmission, and the price was 109,800 yuan and 99,800 yuan, which was considered as a low-priced joint venture model at that time. Therefore, although the shape of the sedan was not so harmonious, it was still very popular. In 2004, the hatchback Fit was introduced, and the 1.5L engine was added. The power and fuel consumption were excellent, so the legend of "buying an engine to send a car" began here.

Guangqi Honda in China also introduced the first generation Fit in September 2003. As the hatchback was far less popular than the sedan at that time, Guangqi Honda first introduced Fit saloon, a sedan version with Fit, and the following year introduced the original Fit hatchback version. In order to distinguish the difference between the hatchback and the hatchback Fit, the hatchback version was named "City Sidi". After the sedan was discontinued, Guangqi Honda continued to sell under the name of "City Fengfan".

The first generation of Fit interior is round and lovely, but it does not lose the "fighting" atmosphere. The three-spoke square disk, three-eye instrument and three-round air conditioning control knob are very distinctive. Although it is a cheap small car, the Fit interior has excellent workmanship and rich storage space, which can be described as fun and practical.

From the first generation of Fit, the "magic seat" in the back row is one of its characteristics: the second row of seats can be folded in proportion, not only the backrest can fall forward to form a plane with the luggage compartment floor, but also the cushion can be folded up, so that the second row can hold large items that are inconvenient to put upside down, such as green plants, refrigerators, etc., which is especially suitable for carrying people and pulling goods.

The success of Fit is inseparable from Honda's in-depth understanding of A0-class cars. In the first generation of Fit, Honda put forward the platform concept of MM for the first time, that is, minimizing the mechanical space and maximizing the seating space. The first generation Fit has space and practical advantages that other small cars do not have at the same time: 1. The fuel tank has been moved forward, from the traditional position under the back seat to the front seat. This also makes the floor form a plane from the B-pillar, which makes it possible for Honda's magic seat structure-the cushion of the rear seat can be folded up to form an ultra-high storage space.

In addition to its excellent economy and practicality, Fit's ultra-high standards of power, chassis and safety have made it targeted by teams and modified players, and it has been quickly transformed into a racing car by private teams from all over the world, and has achieved quite eye-catching results in Japanese super endurance races and other events. In the field of modification, it also quickly obtained famous automobile modification brands such as Infinite Brand and SPOON, which have a deep relationship with Honda. Other famous car modification brands such as J's Racing also like this Fit very much.

First generation fit

Second generation Fit GE8

Honda introduced the second generation Fit at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2007, with the chassis code GE8. The second generation has bigger fit than the first generation, looks chubby, rounder and cuter, with shorter front, larger inclined angle of front windshield and larger side window area, just like a "grocery cart". However, under this embarrassing appearance, the potential of Fit's movement and modification has not changed at all. It provides three engines of 1.2L, 1.3L and 1.5L, and the calm CVT gearbox has become 5AT, which makes it more playable.

The body size of the second generation Fit is improved from the previous generation's length, width and height of 3845×1675×1525mm and wheelbase of 2450mm to the length, width and height of 3920×1695×1525mm and wheelbase of 2500mm, and the interior space is larger, more like a small MPV.

The shape of the front of the car was very close to that of Honda's face at that time. The triangular headlights were bigger than the previous generation, and the front bumper was very low and heavy, with the appearance of a modified car.

The rear shape is still very thick, and the tail of the roof is relatively large. The rear bumper is also very low, and the opening of the luggage compartment is very low, which is more convenient for taking and putting luggage. The side skirt is designed at the bottom edge, which looks like a modified car.

The interior of the second generation Fit has also been completely redesigned, but the circular design elements have been retained: circular triple instrument, circular air conditioning control knob, circular air conditioning outlet and circular baffle seat. The three-spoke steering wheel is more textured, adding metallic silver decorative plates and two-color color matching.

The domestic second-generation Fit is equipped with two inline four-cylinder naturally aspirated engines, 1.3L and 1.5L, and the gearbox is 5AT and 5-speed manual. In Japan, however, a hybrid version was introduced, consisting of a 1.3L gasoline engine and a motor with a maximum power of 14 HP. The transmission system is matched with a CVT continuously variable gearbox, and the comprehensive fuel consumption per 100 kilometers is only 4.7L.

The third generation Fit GK5

At the north american auto show in early 2014, Honda released the third generation Fit, with the chassis code GK5. At the Beijing Auto Show in April of that year, Guangqi Honda also released the domestic third-generation Fit. And went public in May. The third generation Fit still continues the concept of "MM". The design of four wheels and four corners and short front makes the third generation Fit still inseparable from the feeling of small MPV. But the third generation Fit is obviously much tougher. The front of the car gave up the triangular headlights, which made it sharper, and a sharp waistline on the side of the car body was very distinctive.

The third-generation Fit model made in China is highly unified with the overseas version, and the medium net with slender headlights and black piano paint can find the shadow of the contemporary Civic.

The waistline on the side of the car is very deep and sharp. The vertical rear taillights and decorative reflective strips on both sides of the rear window look very eye-catching. The openings on both sides of the rear bumper appear to be very sporty, and it feels a bit like being surrounded by modification.

The interior has also undergone a brand-new design, which is more technological and more combative than the second generation. Through a large number of bright silver decorative pieces and piano paint and other elements to create a refined and fashionable interior atmosphere. Configurations such as multi-function steering wheel, one-button start, automatic start and stop, and reversing visibility have also appeared on high-profile models. The third generation Fit is also rich in expanding interfaces, such as car power supply, USB and even HDMI.

The third generation Fit is equipped with a 1.5L direct injection i-VTEC engine with "Earth Dream" technology, with a maximum power of 96kW and a maximum torque of 155Nm, which is more than enough to propel this 1-ton car, with considerable fuel economy and power, and even greater modification potential. Equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox or CVT gearbox.

In Japan, the third generation Fit also introduced the i-DCD single-motor hybrid version, which includes a 1.5L engine and motor combination and adopts a 7-speed DCT gearbox.

There are also FIT RS sports models overseas. However, in China, Fit is likely to be modified, and the 1.5L+5MT version of Beggar Edition is the best seller, which has the lowest starting cost and the greatest modification potential.

The interior space of the third generation Fit is still the best in its class. The second row of "magic seats" can form a flat floor after being put forward, and the luggage compartment opening is wide and low, so it is no problem to load large items.

Second and third generation Fit

Fourth generation Fit GR9

On October 23, 2019, the new Honda Fit was officially released at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show. The new car offers five exterior styles, namely HOME, BASIC, NESS, LUXE and CROSSTAR. Among them, HOME and BASIC prefer home style, NESS is a fashionable and young two-color body design, and CROSSTAR is a cross-border style design. The interior has a stronger sense of technology and provides a hybrid system in terms of power.

The new fourth-generation Fit styling changes the tough styling of the previous generation GK5, the GR9 lines are more rounded, and the MM concept is brought into full play in the proportion of the car body. The front and rear triangular windows make it look more like a small MPV, and five kinds of appearance styles are introduced in one breath, giving young people more personality choices.

The interior has also become more rounded and lovely. Two two-color steering wheels and a large LED screen in the central control make this car out of the sense of cheapness. In addition to conventional power, the new Fit is also equipped with a hybrid system called E: HEV, which adopts the structure of engine+dual motors. Honda said that this hybrid system can be started by motors in almost all daily driving conditions, and the fuel economy is better.

Since the launch of the fourth generation Fit, the news of domestic production has been endless, and Guangqi Honda has not disappointed Fit fans. It is expected to go on sale on August 28th. As a whole, the new car has continued the styling design of overseas models, made a series of adjustments in the details, and launched two models, namely, Chaorun Pro and Chaoyue Max. The pre-sale price previously announced started from 81,800 yuan. The test drive editor of Aika also carried out a test drive for it at the first time.

There are two versions of the fourth generation Fit, namely "Pro SPORT for Tide Running" and "Max CROSSTAR for Tide Crossing". This blue Fit is the SPORT version. The shape of the front face is closer to the LUXE version of Japanese regulations, but many unique design elements of China are added, including a honeycomb cool black front grille, a set of sports kits and a rear spoiler, that is, a small tail.

The side of the car body and the front and rear corner windows have been redesigned, which makes the outline lines of the four windows smoother and better integrated into the design of the side of the car body, especially the rear triangle window, which is reminiscent of the Odyssey and more like an MPV. The length, width and height of the domestic fourth-generation Fit body are 4109/1694/1537(mm) respectively, and the wheelbase is 2530mm.

The brand-new design of the rear makes the hierarchy more distinct, and the taillights also extend from the rear corner window to the rear of the car. The small tail adds a sporty atmosphere, and the gill-splitting shape on both sides of the rear bumper makes the visual sense of the rear of the car wider and more stable.

The interior of the domestic fourth-generation Fit has not changed much from the Japanese model. The main difference is that the two-color steering wheel has been cancelled and the electronic handbrake has been changed back to a mechanical hand brake, which is obviously the result of cost control. However, the mechanical hand brake is more playable, which is not necessarily a bad thing for the modified fans who have no fit and no modification. All the SPORT models are not equipped with the central control LCD screen, which is the manufacturer's belief that there is a high probability of later modification, and it is also a response to the current situation of domestic Fit popularization and modification.

SPORT models officially offer two kinds of rims, one is a multi-spoke rim, which is more dynamic and fashionable, and the other is a double five-spoke rim, whose unique design can reduce some air resistance.

SPORT version of monochrome body has six options, which are: Star River White, Sky Blue, Ruili Red, Blooming Orange, Taffon White, and Electro Violet. The interior is available in two colors, namely white and gray interior and orange and gray interior.

Chaoyue Max CROSSTAR Edition basically reproduces the Japanese version of Cross Edition, which can be understood as a cross-border version of Fit. Many settings for special road conditions have been added, such as the whole car surrounded by a circle of black matte under the whole car. The rim style is also more wild. The tire is EC300+ tire from Deng Lupu, with the size of 185/60R16 86H. In addition, a luggage rack is added to the roof.

The profile of the CROSSTAR version is similar to that of the SPORT version, but the height of the vehicle is 3cm higher and 3cm wider than that of the SPORT version. The dimensions of the whole vehicle have reached the length, width and height of 4090/1725/1567(mm) and the wheelbase of 2530 mm.. The size of the rear tail is smaller, the reflective strip at the lower part is different from the SPORT version, and the exhaust pipe is still hidden.

The overall design of the CROSSTAR version maintains the same style as that of the SOPRT version, but the center console is changed to a liquid crystal display, which is still a manipulator brake.

Honda's magic seat has always been a symbol of the practicality of Fit models, which can be turned forward or the seat cushion can be turned up to place tall goods. The operation of space change can be freely controlled, which greatly improves the space utilization rate when dealing with various loading needs, but unfortunately this design is only exclusive to CROSSTAR.

There are also six kinds of monochrome bodies to choose from, which are: Xinghe White, Sky Blue, Biguangcui, Ruili Red, Taft White, and Electronic Violet. The interior is available in two colors, including white and gray interior and green and gray interior.

Both SPORT and CROSSTAR models use "Earth Dream Technology" power, 1.5L direct injection i-VTEC engine, and the maximum power is 96 kW/6600 rpm; The maximum torque is 155Nm/4600rpm. This time, by reducing friction and optimizing driving adjustment, the driving performance is improved while maintaining low fuel consumption. At the same time, it reaches the national standard 6, equipped with CVT and 5-speed manual transmission.

The fourth generation Fit has also improved the body rigidity, adopting ACE advanced compatibility body structure, increasing the proportion of high-strength special steel, improving the energy absorption capacity, and improving the body rigidity by 6%~13% compared with the current one. The application range of high-strength steel above 980Mpa reaches about 18%, and the weight is reduced by about 9kg. Reinforcements are added to the car body to strengthen the response to side collision and front-rear collision, and comprehensively improve the collision safety performance.

Guangqi Honda Fit is equipped with Honda SENSING intelligent driving assistance system, and uses high-definition wide-angle camera to replace the combination of high-definition camera and millimeter-wave radar, which improves the accuracy of picture recognition as a whole and strengthens various auxiliary functions. The anti-collision functions of lane deviation suppression of ordinary roads and turning left and going straight at intersections have been added, which can effectively provide better safety guarantee for novice drivers. In addition, the equipment of RDM (lane departure suppression system), LKAS (lane keeping auxiliary system) and CMBS (collision mitigation braking system) also greatly improves the active safety of Fit.

Honda Fit

Editor's comment:

Although the history of Fit is only twenty years, it has grown into one of the most successful small cars. Different from other cars of the same class, Fit is very high in playability while ensuring sufficient practicality and economy, especially in the modification and competition circle, the name of Fit is well known. On the one hand, Honda gave it an excellent foundation at the beginning of its launch of Fit: a highly rigid body structure, a well-designed chassis, an efficient and fuel-efficient engine, and the other is to give users the maximum modification space. Although the fourth generation Fit is more "home" in shape, the "lizi" is more powerful. I believe that the fourth generation Fit will inherit the name of "civilian super-run" and continue to be the favorite of modified players. Aika automobile APP

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