Honda Fit Twist Debuts In Sao Paulo

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
honda fit twist debuts in sao paulo

Can’t bear the thought of another faux crossover? Too bad, we’re probably getting something like this when the next-generation Fit rolls around.

This is the Honda Fit Twist. It’s been developed expressly for the Brazilian market, but it’s a good clue as to what we can expect from the next-generation Fit-based crossover that’s all but set in stone for North America. The Twist’s changes are all cosmetic; no suspension or powertrain changes have been made.

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  • Ryoku75 Ryoku75 on Oct 24, 2012

    I wouldn't mind these psuedo-crossover if they had 4WD and a few other changes, instead its basically trim and an inch of suspension travel. While the 80's may have been a low point for American cars, I think that we can call the 2010s a dark era for creativity in the car world.

  • Tbone33 Tbone33 on Oct 24, 2012

    Changes the Fit needs: A 6 speed, stiffer frame, and either more power or better MPGs. Changes the Fit doesn't need: See picture.

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    • Tbone33 Tbone33 on Oct 25, 2012

      @nikita I recently cross shopped the Fit, which I fully expected to love, with the Sonic Turbo, Mazda3 Skyactiv and Focus. I was surprised to find the Fit to have the least solid feeling chassis, the least power, and one of the worst interiors. Because the small hatch market is currently filled with great new entrants, the Fit needs to up its game. The Sonic Turbo has about 20% more power, better fuel economy, and drives better. The 3 and Focus are quicker, drive better, and cost less with last month's rebates.

  • TonyJZX TonyJZX on Oct 25, 2012

    i dont think its that bad... people have voted with their wallets and they like FWD cars that look like SUVs but yeah... it needs 6 spd, CVTs and a more modern engine

  • Magnusmaster Magnusmaster on Oct 25, 2012

    It's weird that they didn't change the suspension. This is clearly a stopgap since a new Fit-based crossover for Brazil is planned, but they should have not bothered with this, you can't tell it apart from the stock model so it's pointless.