Looks like both Hyundai and Honda had the same idea for Sao Paulo 2012 – a B-segment hatchback with SUV styling. You’ve seen the Hyundai HB20X yesterday (based on the Brazil-specific HB20, in turn based on the i20) now let’s have a look at the Honda Fit Twist, a more macho version of the Fit, known as the Jazz here.

Developed exclusively for the Brazilian market, the Fit Twist it also the first model developed by the local R&D team in Brazil. Changes include a special front grill, roof rails and black cladding around the lower edge of the body with silver inserts. The silver bits at both ends simulate skid plates. There’s also an “exclusive seat surface material” which, if following the theme, could be a robust or water proof fabric.

In Brazil, the Fit Twist goes for US$28,600, about US$5,000 more than the standard 115 hp 1.5L flex-fuel powered Fit hatchback. Looks like a natural fit to the range, doesn’t it?