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Fit for purpose: Hybrid tech makes new Honda great but costly

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Fit for purpose: Hybrid tech makes new Honda great but costly

The carmaker has released the successor to the Jazz with a different name to boot

Motoring editor, reporter and presenter

There are certain cars that are universally respected. They might not be made of ingredients that sets hearts aflutter, but they tick the boxes in the areas that appeal to good sense.

The Honda Jazz is one of them: a dependable, intelligently packaged hatchback that panders to a wide spectrum of shoppers, from parents making an initial investment in their child’s motoring journey, to mid-lifers with a growing family, to those wanting a fuss-free chariot in which to savour their golden years. And many more between those owner profiles.

Last year Honda released the successor to the Jazz and it underwent a name change. It is now called the Fit – and handle that was applied to the product in various other markets. Chances are you have seen older versions of the Fit, grey imports to neighbouring countries like Lesotho and Botswana...

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