The 2018 Honda Fit (known as the Jazz over here) has been revealed for the United States market, with the B-segment hatchback gaining several enhancements to its styling and equipment list.

The former includes a fresh new face, which now features a two-piece chrome and piano black grille with a larger, more prominent Honda badge. Though it may appear to be similar to our Jazz, the US-market model gets a different front bumper and halogen fog lamps instead.

A new addition to the Jazz line-up in the US is the Fit Sport trim that is positioned between the LX and EX trims. The Fit Sport is differentiated from other Fit trims by its more aggressive styling, courtesy of a model-specific body kit.

The styling package adds on a front splitter, side skirts, three-strake diffuser, chrome exhaust tip finisher, dedicated badging and 16-inch alloy wheels finished in black.

The Fit also receives two new colours – Helios Yellow Pearl (replacing Mystic Yellow) and Orange Fury – which join the existing colour palette – White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red and Aegean Blue Metallic.

On the safety front, the Honda Sensing suite of systems is now available on LX and Sport trims, while being standard on EX and above. Honda says this makes the Fit “the most affordable car in America with such a robust suite of available advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies and the only vehicle within its segment to do so.”

The Honda Sensing suite includes functions such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Brake Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Road Departure Warning (RDW).

Honda did not reveal any information regarding the Fit’s powertrain, but expect the 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine to continue its service here. In the 2017 Fit, the mill produces 130 hp and 155 Nm of torque, paired with either a six-speed manual or CVT.