Kylie Tjin Special Edition 2015 Honda Fit

Last month, Honda announced its intention to showcase customised versions of its Honda Jazz – badged as the Honda Fit in North America – at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. Well, SEMA season is finally here, and so are Fits. Nine of them, in fact, and they’ve collectively bagged the SEMA Award for “Hottest Sport Compact” to boot.

Six tuning companies – Tjin Edition, Bisimoto Engineering, Kontrabands, MAD Industries, Kenny Vinces and Spoon Sports USA – took part in Honda’s project car programme, dubbed the 2015 Fit Performance Project. Bisimoto built another Fit on behalf of dealer Norm Reeves Honda, while a Fit B-spec racer by Honda Performance Development (HPD) and a Honda Genuine Accessories-equipped car completed the collection.

The cars’ development was documented on the company’s official Tumblr page under the hashtag #ProjectFitFans who followed the progress of the builds got to vote on the car they liked – the majority of which went to the olive green Tjin Edition car shown above, winning it the Fan Favourite award.

“The 2015 Fit is a worthy addition to Honda’s strong heritage of developing tuned sport compact vehicles, and it wears the mantle of “Hottest Sport Compact” well,” said Honda’s US senior vice president and general manager Jeff Conrad. “Fun to drive, versatile and a great value, the new Fit does so many things right, and it’s great to see it becoming a popular platform for owner personalisation.”

Along with the Fits, Honda is also exhibiting HPD’s line of racing crate engines, as well as the Pioneer 500 side-by-side utility terrain vehicle (UTV), NC700X, CBR300R and Grom bikes from its Powersports division.