Honda's all-new Fit, known as the Jazz in Australia, has won the 2007-2008 Japan Car of the Year Award.
"We are honoured that the new Fit has been chosen as Car of the Year Japan for 2007-2008 from a range of models from Japan and overseas. We are happy that so many people see the Fit as the ideal small car. We also appreciate the efforts of many people including the suppliers who supported our development and production. We will continue providing better satisfaction for our customers," said Mr. Takeo Fukui, President and CEO, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
The Japanese Car of the Year title is awarded annually by a 60-member panel of journalists and interestingly, Honda has won five of the last ten annual awards, including one for the first-generation Fit back in 2001.
The new second generation Fit/Jazz is selling up a storm in Japan with orders exceeding 20,000 units in the first two weeks on sale.