Honda introduced the fourth-generation Fit/Jazz in October 2019 and is already previewing a facelift.

Honda Fit RS

Honda Fit RS

JDM-spec model before fall release with restructured lineup: Basic, Home, Luxe, Crosstar, and RS. The city car is getting the RS treatment, but don't expect a hot hatch.

In some areas, Honda utilizes the "RS" suffix as a sportier version of a model. The Civic RS Sedan seen below seems muscular, but it's not the Si. The new Fit RS will have more power than the other models, we're told.

Honda doesn't detail the Fit RS in this preview. We know it has a beefier hybrid arrangement, the only powerplant on the Euro-spec Jazz. On the Old Continent, the B-segment automobile had 109 horsepower (80 kW) and 253 Nm (187 lb-ft) of torque for 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 9.4 seconds and 109 mph (175 km/h) peak speed.

Honda promises greater motor output and acceleration responsiveness, plus a Fit RS-exclusive Normal, Sport, and Econ driving mode selection. The new member of the family has paddles located behind the steering wheel to handle regenerative braking like the Clarity.

The RS will only be available with front-wheel drive in Japan, whereas other grades, including the Crosstar, have AWD. The performance-oriented Fit gets a sportier appearance and yellow stitching. Honda Sensing is standard on all trims.

Honda discontinued the Fit in the U.S. after the end of the previous generation's life cycle. It's unclear if markets outside Japan will get the RS after its fall launch.

Honda introduced the fourth-generation Fit/Jazz in October 2019 and is already previewing a facelift. JDM-spec model before fall release with restructured lineup: Basic, Home, Luxe, Crosstar, and RS. The city car is getting the RS treatment, but don't expect a hot hatch.

In some areas, Honda utilizes the "RS" suffix as a sportier version of a model. The Civic RS Sedan seen below seems muscular, but it's not the Si. The new Fit RS will have more power than the other models, we're told.

Honda doesn't detail the Fit RS in this preview. We know it has a beefier hybrid arrangement, the only powerplant on the Euro-spec Jazz. On the Old Continent, the B-segment automobile had 109 horsepower (80 kW) and 253 Nm (187 lb-ft) of torque for 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 9.4 seconds and 109 mph (175 km/h) peak speed.

Honda promises greater motor output and acceleration responsiveness, plus a Fit RS-exclusive Normal, Sport, and Econ driving mode selection. The new member of the family has paddles located behind the steering wheel to handle regenerative braking like the Clarity.

The RS will only be available with front-wheel drive in Japan, whereas other grades, including the Crosstar, have AWD. The performance-oriented Fit gets a sportier appearance and yellow stitching. Honda Sensing is standard on all trims.

Honda discontinued the Fit in the U.S. after the end of the previous generation's life cycle. It's unclear if markets outside Japan will get the RS after its fall launch.