Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
6 minute read
17 Aug 2021
9:43 am

Green Honda Fit for a king, but so is the price tag

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Honda Fit a worthy replacement for the Jazz, but the flagship hybrid version is just too expensive.

The new name is unlikely to convince some buyers that the Fit is still a Jazz.

Shakespeare might have written the famous line in Romeo and Juliet “What’s in a name?” over 400 centuries ago, but today it is as relevant as ever. Especially when it comes to the Honda Fit. The Fit was recently rolled out as a local replacement for the Honda Jazz. But the two are exactly the same, barring the badge. Why change the name? Ever since the hatchback’s world debut in 2001, it was marketed as the Fit is some countries and the Jazz in others, including South Africa. But with the rollout of the fourth generation, Honda saw it fit...