Honda Automobiles: 2018 Honda Fit Gets Fresh: New Styling, New Sport Trim, Added Tech and More Refinement Bring New Attitude

Posted on 29. Jun, 2017 by in Honda Canada

  • 2018 indication comforts some-more childish and romantic character
  • Fun-to-drive Fit adds new Sport trim with additional sip of style
  • Honda Sensing® now permitted on Fit – charity on all trims
  • Available new Display Audio with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay™  compatibility 

The 2018 indication year brings poignant updates to a third era of a versatile 5-door subcompact Honda Fit including uninformed sportier styling, a some-more energetic and polished pushing experience, new Sport trim, and almost upgraded record and reward features. In a initial for Fit, a Honda Sensing® apartment of modernized reserve and motorist assistive technologies including Collision Mitigation Braking™ (CMBS™) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) is permitted on all Fit models and customary on EX and above trims. This creates Fit a many affordable automobile in America with such a strong charity of reserve and driver-assistive comforts and a usually automobile within a shred to do so.

Exterior and Interior
The 2018 Honda Fit comforts updated and sportier styling, including a reduce and wider coming interjection to new front and back fascia, a some-more worldly two-piece chrome and piano black grille, and new circle finishes. Overall length of a 2018 Fit increases to 161.4 inches (+1.4) for LX, EX and EX-L models while Sport’s singular aero pack adds an additional 0.4 inches (161.8).

For 2018, a Fit offers an stretched extraneous tone palette with dual sparkling new options – Helios Yellow and Orange Fury. Carryover colors embody White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red and Aegean Blue Metallic. EX and above trims also underline a new two-tone finish on a 16-inch amalgamate wheels with machined spokes and gloss-black inserts.  

The new Fit Sport trim comforts an even some-more assertive and sporty demeanour with aero form comforts during a front, sides and rear, integrated haze lights, and a low and pointy front splitter highlighted in splendid orange. An disdainful gloss-black finish on a 16-inch amalgamate wheels serve adds to a sporty look. At a rear, a three-strake diffuser with splendid orange tip trim line, chrome empty finisher and Sport badge finish a Fit Sport’s graphic extraneous styling.

On a inside, a Fit Sport distinguishes itself with a black interior with singular cross-hatched fabric for a seats and doorway trim. The exterior’s orange accent thesis continues inside with splendid orange stitching on a seats, console-mounted armrest, and leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob.           

Features and Technology
For 2018, a Fit is charity in LX, EX, and EX-L trims, along with a new Sport trim positioned between LX and EX – any simply equipped. Standard comforts on all Fit models embody rearview camera, tailgate spoiler, automobile on-off headlights, LED stop lights, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and a core storage console with armrest. All 2018 Fits underline a redesigned driver’s scale with a vast analog speedometer and digital tachometer. Models versed with HondaSensing® accept a 4.2-inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Driver Information Interface (DII) tone arrangement charity additional selectable information including permitted turn-by-turn directions.

The Fit Sport builds off a LX with disdainful interior trim featuring black cross-hatched fabric and orange accent stitching, leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters on CVT models. In addition, a Sport indication gains reward comforts found on EX trims including Honda’s 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, and a 180-watt six-speaker audio system.

The Fit EX includes Honda Sensing® customary on both CVT and 6MT models. This outlines a initial focus of Honda’s apartment of modernized reserve and motorist assistive comforts to a indication versed with a primer transmission. The Fit EX also gains Honda LaneWatch™, XM Radio, non-static few wipers, Push Button Start, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®, a one-touch energy moonroof, and new shifting sunvisors.

The tip trim Fit EX-L also includes Honda Sensing as good as leather-trimmed seats with 2-level heating for a front, exhilarated side mirrors with integrated spin signals, and permitted navigation with HD Traffic and HD Radio.


Powertrain and Chassis
The 2018 Fit continues to offer a sharp-witted and manageable engine corresponding to possibly a slick-shifting 6-speed manual, charity an enchanting pushing knowledge on LX, Sport and EX trims; or an fit Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Shift Control, permitted on all trims. The Fit’s 1.5L DOHC direct-injected 4-cylinder i-VTEC™ engine with Variable Cam Timing (VTC) delivers adult to 130 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm and 114 lb.-ft. of torque during 4,600 rpm (both SAE net). Through optimized glimmer control and a mutated catalytic converter design, a 2018 Fit with CVT achieves a difficult SULEV-30 glimmer standards1 (6MT achieves ULEV125) while still delivering a fun and fit outlay for that Fit is good known.

Taking Fit’s top-of-segment reward pushing feel one-step further, float comfort and doing characteristics have been softened for 2018 interjection to retuned cessation dampers, a some-more firm steering complement and additional physique reinforcements. In serve to comfort and energetic improvements, Fit offers a quieter cabin rivaling a best in a class, with adjustments done to delivery and steering complement ascent hardware, total with a serve of acoustic potion windshield and softened insulation around a vehicle.

The Fit’s firm physique structure is interconnected with a worldly framework to broach sporty doing with a steering linearity that gives a motorist a clarity of totality with a automobile unmatched in a subcompact segment.

Fuel Economy
The 2018 Fit retains a superb EPA fuel-economy rating2 of 29/36/31 (city/highway/combined) for a primer delivery models, 33/40/36 for a LX trim with CVT and 31/36/33 for a EX, EX-L and Sport trim with CVT. The 6MT optimizes tighten particular ratios to assist opening while charity a far-reaching altogether operation to urge fuel efficiency. The CVT enhances engine responsiveness, providing discerning and well-spoken acceleration while improving fuel potency with a far-reaching ratio operation and low inner friction.

Inside a 2018 Honda Fit continues to wow with a back induce providing entrance to a remarkably atmospheric and easy bucket area. With a low bucket floor, 4 dedicated chair modes and dozens of configurations, a Fit is a summary of functionality and utility. Fold a 2nd-row Magic Seat® brazen and a Fit provides an huge 52.7 cubic feet of bucket space—more than any of a pivotal hatchback competitors. Other configurations accommodate prolonged and high items, or concede dual people to relax with their feet adult when a Fit is parked.

The 2018 Fit offers well-developed application around a 60/40 (right/left), separate 2nd-row Magic Seat, enabling multiple-configurable seating and cargo-carrying options. In a customary seatback-up/seat bottom-down position, there is plenty room for 3 passengers to lay comfortably. As a seatback is separate 60/40, one or dual passengers can still be accommodated while fluctuating a cargo-carrying ability by folding down one side or a other. And given a Fit’s back chair offers well-developed legroom, a back newcomer area can also accommodate a good-sized pet cage or crate. The Magic Seat can simply be folded into any of a positions with levers permitted from a back of a automobile or a back doors.

Safety Performance and Driver Assist Features

Honda Sensing®, Honda’s apartment of modernized reserve and motorist assistive features, is permitted on Fit LX and Sport (equipped CVT) and customary on all EX and EX-L trims. The Honda Sensing apartment includes: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) incorporating Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

The 2018 Honda Fit also comforts a prolonged list of customary active and pacifist reserve features, including Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA™) with traction control, motorist and newcomer front and side airbags, side screen airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure. The Fit is designed to grasp a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). All models underline a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, while EX and aloft trims have Honda LaneWatch™ as customary equipment.

HS = Honda Sensing           
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About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies sole by over 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity array newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, a Ridgeline pickup and a Odyssey minivan.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 35 years and now operates 19 vital production comforts in North America. In 2016, some-more than 95% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

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[1]  CVT models are LEV3-SULEV30-rated in California and states that have adopted California automobile glimmer regulations. CVT models in non-CARB states and 6MT models in all 50 states are LEV3-ULEV125-rated.                                                                                         
[2]  Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.  

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