A Brazilian website has caught the Honda Fit Twist (SUV based on Jazz) testing around the Honda plant at Sumare. Local speculations have been raised that the model could probably be a new compact SUV below the HR-V.
However, we believe it is the Honda Fit Twist; a compact SUV that’s based on the current Honda Jazz and was exclusive to the Brazilian market in the earlier version (based on the previous Jazz). You can see the A-pillar quarter glass and agree with the similarities of the door mirror placement, unlike the HR-V’s design. Even the side panel creases towards the end of the car are more in tune with the current Jazz. Also, notice the front-end that sits higher than in the Jazz and the ground clearance is also a lot more. It is likely that the earlier Fit Twist’s engine could be used on this new model in a different state of tune for improved performance and efficiency.
The Honda Fit Twist could begin pouring into showrooms from mid-2016 and will take on the likes of the Ford EcoSport and the upcoming Nissan Kicks in the Brazilian market. Honda has not revealed any plans to launch this version in India as of now.