Economic Times reports that Honda is working on a Jazz based crossover codenamed 2FM which is destined to make its world premiere at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in November 2016. The Honda 2FM is a part of the Indian subsidiary’s production pipeline and is expected to be launched in January 2017.
According to the publication’s sources, unlike its rivals, the 2FM will be more like an SUV and hence Honda is expecting a strong sales volume from it. The automaker is hoping to sell around 5,000 units a month which is much higher than what other soft crossovers have been managing in India.
The car, which is to be called as the Honda Fit Twist in international markets has been spotted testing several times in Brazil. While the camouflaged prototypes didn’t divulge much, one could deduce that the Honda 2FM will retain the hatchback version’s design but will add crossover ensembles like rugged looking bumpers with silver skid plates, black plastic cladding for lower body, new rub strips, larger alloy wheels, roof rails and probably a raised ride height.
We expect the interior to undergo minor enhancements like new color theme, seat fabrics and a few additional features. The powertrain lineup comprising 90 PS 1.2-litre petrol and 100 PS 1.5-litre dieesl engine would be retained.
The Honda 2FM is one of the 4-5 products that the automaker has lined up for India in the next 12-15 months. The Amaze facelift has just been launched, the BR-V compact crossover is up next. The Accord and refreshed City are also on their way.