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Sitting at the top of the third-gen Honda Fit (Jazz) range in Japan is the Fit RS – this one’s FWD only, and is solely powered by a 1.5 litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine that produces 132 PS at 6,600 rpm and 155 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm. It’s the only Jazz on display at Honda’s 2013 Tokyo Motor Show stand.

It’s also the only Jazz variant in Japan that can be specified with a six-speed manual, although a CVT is also available. Exterior features include a gloss black grille ‘wing’ with the RS badge, vertical LED DRLs beside the fog lamps, side skirts, a prominent and more sculpted tailgate spoiler and 16-inch alloys wrapped in 185/55 series tyres. That body colour is exclusive to the RS, too.

Inside, you’ll find fabric seats with red stitching and a unique red pattern, classy-looking gloss black trim on the dash and door cards, plus aluminium foot pedals. JC08 fuel economy is rated at 21.4 km per litre (CVT) and 19 km per litre (manual). I actually quite like the way this one looks – what say you?