Small can be huge. So assumes Honda which made use of the North American International Auto Show here to reveal the brand new 2015 Honda Fit.The subcompact vehicle figures huge in Honda’s schedule. The automaker expects the Fit to create substantial sales and profit internationally. This 2015 Honda Fit may be one of the best car for city driving. One of the best performance for city conditions.Also, the price for this car is very resonable.
For this market, the next-generation Fit for North America will be included Celaya, Mexico, beginning following month and take place sale this spring. To date all Fits have been imported from Japan and subject to a 2.5 % import obligation, an additional fee that will certainly disappear with NAFTA manufacturing.
However the latest Fit tapers much more toward the back of the roof, and includes a sharp straight body-side fold with a downward plunge at the front that spotlights away from its high, upright position. The side glass incorporate a big triangular home window ahead of the front-door opening, with a reasonably reduced glass line ahead that rises delicately toward the back and ends in a bigger “third” glass (technically a 4th) in the roofing column.
Outwardly, you could be hard-pressed to tell that this is a new Fit, however it is. It rides on a brand-new framework and has all-new sheetmetal, but it’s styled to look the same as the aged version. Still, there are some distinctions worth noting, like the bigger taillights and fronts lights, a bit a lot more chrome and a much more assertive grille. The new Fit is much shorter overall compared to the one it replaces, but is somewhat bigger and trips on a much longer wheelbase, suggesting indoor quantity is up this year. Wheels are standard 16-inchers.
The Fit has actually constantly been regarding 2 points: a fun-to-drive spirit and an incredibly extremely versatile interior. The 2015 looks to have an also more special passenger log cabin; passenger volume is up by almost 5 cubic feet.
Even with the Fit’s dinky general impact, 4 full-sized adults can fit in the brand-new Fit with unexpected convenience. By evaluation, Nissan’s Versa Note hatchback manages 38.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded up, and at 26.0 cubic feet, the Ford Fiesta doesn’t even have half the cargo quantity of the 2015 Fit.
Honda has actually updated the auto’s electronics too, with standard Bluetooth connection and a data backup cam. Choices include Honda’s LaneWatch modern technology, which uses a cam below the passenger-side outside mirror to show the vehicle’s blind spot on a display in the dash; push-button beginning; heated seats; a 7-inch touch-screen audio device; and HondaLink smartphone interface. For the first time ever before, the Fit will have optional leather seats.
Under the Hood
A brand-new, more highly effective 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine is the just one supplied in the Fit, now making 130 horse power, 13 greater than the outbound vehicle. It’s mated to a typical six-speed manual or new continually variable automatic transmission, driving the front wheels.
Considerable use of high-strength steel in critical locations means that Honda expects the brand-new Fit to preserve its top security ratings and come in lighter than the car it changes. Despite the bigger engine with even more horsepower, Honda says that the CVT-equipped Fit should attain class-leading EPA mileage scores of 33/41/36 mpg city/highway/combined.
The brand-new Fit seems quicker and roomier compared to the old one, which wasn’t a slouch in those divisions to start with. If Honda holds the line on price and increases availability, the Fit could be a preferred player in its section when it goes on sale in spring 2014.
The Fit may be Honda’s tiniest (and, starting at $15k, the majority of economical) version, yet it has never sold in quantities that even move toward those of the brand’s bigger offerings– a minimum of not in the United States. Where American Honda normally offers hundreds of many thousands of Civic and Accord versions– even CR-V crossovers and Odyssey minivans– annual sales for the Fit usually amount to tens of many thousands. The Japanese car manufacturer wishes to expand its sales in the segment with the introduction of the new 2015 Honda Fit.
2015 Honda Fit Release date
The 2015 Honda Fit will certainly be constructed in a brand-new plant in Mexico; production starts in February 2015, and the initial automobiles ought to get to dealerships in the spring. The underpinnings of the new Fit will also be utilized for a brand-new subcompact crossover utility motor vehicle to be created at the same plant.
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