Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit Named a Finalist for Green Car Journal’s Green Car of a Year® Award

Posted on 20. Dec, 2014 by in Honda Canada

  • 2015 Fit is category personality in fuel potency with an EPA fuel-economy rating1 of 41 highway
  • Fit fuel economy care achieved by Earth Dreams Technology™ 1.5-liter proceed injection engine and CVT delivery
  • Previous Honda Green Car of a Year® winners embody 2014 Accord and 2012 Civic Natural Gas

The 2015 Honda Fit has been named a finalist for a 2015 Green Car of a Year® by the Green Car Journal. The endowment recognizes a environmental opening of a totally redesigned Fit, that perceived class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings of 33/41/36 (city/highway/combined) for a LX trim utilizing an Earth Dreams Technology™ 1.5-liter proceed injection engine and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Green Car Journal editors comparison a Fit as a finalist formed on a change of fuel efficiency, a new space-efficient physique and a rarely stretchable seating configurations.

“With a load ability nearby that of a mid-size SUV, a subcompact Fit is a ideal automobile to reinstate larger, rebate fuel-efficient vehicles,” pronounced Art St. Cyr, clamp boss of automobile operations during American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “The Fit also fulfills a Honda brand’s guarantee to broach both fun-to-drive delight and superb fuel efficiency.”

In gripping with Honda’s joining to yield business with both fuel potency and fun-to-drive impression during a high level, a 2015 Fit is powered by a Earth Dreams Technology™ 1.5-liter engine interconnected with possibly a new six-speed primer delivery (6MT) or a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). A multiple of weight saving, attrition reduction, record concentration and crafty engineering resulted in poignant potency improvements while also providing an 11 percent boost in horsepower to 130, and a 7.5 percent boost in torque to 114 lb-ft contra a prior Fit’s engine. A identical proceed combined transmissions that assistance yield quicker acceleration and smoother shifting, and helped a Fit accept class-leading EPA fuel-economy ratings of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined)1 for primer delivery models, 33/41/36 for a LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for a EX and EX-L trims with a CVT.

The Honda Fit has prolonged been famous for a practicality, fuel potency and affordability, together with a feature-rich and high-quality interior and superb pushing enjoyment. For a all-new Fit, these traits were modernized to a new turn with even larger versatility, uninformed styling, a some-more energetic and polished pushing experience, and almost upgraded record and oppulance features.

“The new Fit shows once again that Honda understands a need to not usually broach preferred levels of style, functionality, and opening in a new products, though extended environmental feat as well,” pronounced Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsofChange.com. “When we can make a indication like a Fit some-more stylish and versatile than a one that preceded it while also providing larger power, aloft mpg, and reduce hothouse gas emissions, that’s an feat honourable of recognition.”

As a finalist, a Fit becomes one of Green Car Journal’s ‘Top 5 Green Cars for 2015’ and additionally earns a magazine’s ‘Green Car Product of Excellence’ distinction. The Green Car of a Year® leader will be announced during media days during a Los Angeles Auto Show. Previous Green Car of a Year® winners embody a 2014 Honda Accord choice in 2014 and a 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas in 2012.

About Green Car of a Year®
The GCOY endowment is an critical partial of Green Car Journal’s goal to showcase environmental swell in a automobile industry. Since 1992, Green Car Journal has focused on a intersection of automobiles, energy, and environment. Today, a repository is deliberate a premier source of information on high fuel efficiency, low emission, modernized technology, and choice fuel vehicles. CarsOfChange.com presents ‘green car’ articles online along with a concentration on infotainment and connectivity. Green Car of a Year® is a purebred heading of Green Car Journal and RJ Cogan Specialty Publications Group, Inc.

About Honda
Based on a prophesy of “Blue Skies for a Children,” Honda is holding a portfolio proceed to shortening a environmental impact of a products, advancing fuel efficiency, low emissions and fun-to-drive opening with new powertrain technologies from a Earth Dreams Technology™ lineup, that includes some-more fuel-efficient engines and transmissions and modernized electromotive technologies. Honda’s alternative-fuel automobile lineup includes a Civic Hybrid, a CR-Z hybrid competition coupe and a Accord Hybrid, a many fuel-efficient 5-passenger sedan in America, as good as a Accord Plug-In Hybrid and a Civic Natural Gas, a usually healthy gas-powered newcomer automobile accessible from a vital automaker in America.

1 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.

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