The Sao Paulo International Auto Show may not be the most eyeball-grabbing gathering of cars in the world and it may not be as glamorous as its counterparts in Europe and America but it does serve as a great platform for the launch of vehicles that respond to the needs of third world consumers. Given the size of the Brazilian auto market, most automakers launch a lot of vehicles targeted specifically at the consumers in the country.
Honda has just launched a more robust variant of the all-new Fit Twist at the Sao Paulo Auto Show. The compact crossover comes fitted with taller roof bars, mirror caps, protective guards with matte aluminum finish, new side sills and wheel arches and new bumpers with plastic cladding. The sporty vehicle also boasts of street specific styling like darkened headlamps, clear taillight fixtures, a restyled front grille and 16-inch alloys that lend the vehicle a distinctly more modern appearance to the vehicle.
On the inside, the Fit Twist comes with jazzy detailing like chrome finishing on the air vents, handbrakes and dashboard. The entire boot comes laden with waterproof carpeting and new upholstery though the interior remains largely unchanged from the previous version of the model. The new Fit Twist is powered by a flex-fuel 1.5-liter engine that delivers 115 hp on gasoline and 116 horsepower on ethanol. A number of transmission options are available with the vehicle which is sold exclusively with front wheel drive platform. The Honda Fit Twist will hit showrooms in Brazil by the end of the month retailing for prices beginning at R$57,900.
Via: Car Buzz