Honda Automobiles: All New 2015 Honda Fit Designed to Top a Subcompact Class

Posted on 09. Jun, 2014 by in Honda Canada

With best-in-class newcomer and load space, increasing power, 41 mpg fuel economy rating (LX with Continuously Variable Transmission [CVT]) and some-more refined, nonetheless sporty dynamics, a totally redesigned 2015 Fit is staid to lead a subcompact segment. Add to this an contentment of class-above customary facilities including roofline spoiler, LED taillights, Bluetooth® connectivity and a segment-exclusive rearview camera for a starting cost usually $100 some-more than a effusive model.

The 2015 Fit goes on sale during Honda dealerships national a second half of April, with a manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP)2 starting during $15,525 for a LX trim with 6-speed primer transmission. All Fit models are powered by a new, aloft energy and rarely fit 1.5-liter engine building 130 horsepower3 and 114 bruise feet of torque4,with an EPA fuel-economy rating of 33/41/36 (city/highway/combined)5 for a LX with CVT.

“I’m anxious that we’ve been means to severely lift and supplement to a Fit’s already glorious attributes to yield Honda business with class-above facilities and excellence during such a value cost point,” pronounced Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda. “The 2015 Fit is practical, roomy, efficient, affordable and maybe best of all, good fun to drive.”

The Honda Fit has always been famous for a practicality, fuel potency and affordability, though also a underline richness, high-quality interior and pushing enjoyment. For a all-new Fit, a singular multiple of these traits has been serve extended with even incomparable versatility, uninformed styling, a some-more energetic and polished pushing experience, and almost upgraded record and oppulance features.

Outstanding flexibility is elemental to a pattern of a 2015 Fit. With class-leading interior space and flexibility pleasantness of a center-mounted fuel tank and inventive Magic Seat®, a Fit epitomizes intelligent functionality with atmospheric and gentle seating for 5 and a ability to lift saturated cargo, including prolonged and high items. The incomparable interior facilities a conspicuous 4.9 cubic feet boost in newcomer volume and a 4.8-inch boost in back chair leg room compared to a prior Fit, all a some-more conspicuous deliberation a even some-more compress extraneous footprint, including a 1.6-inch diminution in altogether length.

A rarely space-efficient new physique structure pairs with an all-new framework to emanate a totally new, some-more firm and lighter subcompact platform. The new Fit’s height facilities a longer wheelbase and countless improvements to front and back cessation and steering systems that urge altogether pushing dynamics. The net outcome of these upgrades is a some-more staid and stable, nonetheless nimble and sporty ride, with severely softened steering and softened float comfort and quietness. The adoption of a new support structure, including Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front physique structure, also advantages reserve performance, with a 2015 Fit targeting a highest-available crash-safety ratings of both a U.S. supervision and a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2015 Fit also raises a bar on acceleration fun and fuel potency with vital advances to a powertrain. A new Earth Dreams Technology™ engine significantly increases power, torque and stifle response with support from dual newly grown transmissions – a slick-shifting 6-speed primer and all-new CVT with G-Shift Control. The 1.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC+VTC valve and timing control facilities approach fuel injection, reduced weight and friction, increasing application ratio, and other changes to broach an 11 percent boost in rise horsepower to 1303, and a 7.5 percent boost in rise torque to 114 lb.-ft4.

The 6MT is an all-new design, with closer ratios to assist opening and a wider altogether ratio operation to urge fuel efficiency. The newly-developed CVT enhances engine responsiveness by providing quicker and smoother acceleration while improving fuel potency with a wider ratio operation and reduced inner friction.

With a multiple of a new engine and transmissions, a Fit has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined)5 for a primer transmission, 33/41/36 for a LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for a EX and EX-L trim with CVT. The new Fit sports a uninformed and energetic extraneous pattern with slimmer headlights that confederate into a plain grille pattern and an assertive reduce intake. Chiseled sides stress a wheels and a boldly slim roofline that terminates in a color-matched spoiler. Eight colors, including several new and colourful options, intensify a uninformed extraneous styling.

Inside, a increasing interior room and prominence emanate a clarity of ethereal spaciousness, that is complemented by upgraded, soft-touch materials that lift a feeling of quality. The abounding and worldly black with china accented pattern of a interior surfaces and controls, and blue backlit instrument dials are stylish and functional. The accessible Display Audio touchscreen interface and first-ever leather seating (EX-L models) serve boost a reward feel of this new Fit.

The 2015 Fit boasts a high turn of customary and accessible facilities and now aligns with other Honda models by being offering in LX, EX, and EX-L trims, any with a aloft spec than a prior homogeneous trim. New customary facilities on all Fit models embody automobile on-off headlights, LED stop lights, Bluetooth®6 HandsFreeLink® and a core storage console with armrest. Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moonroof, 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio7 with next-generation HondaLink and exhilarated leather seats are among a upgrades accessible for a initial time in Fit.

The Fit also facilities a prolonged list of customary reserve features. That list includes Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with traction control, side screen airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure. The new Fit targets a top accessible crash-safety ratings: a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from a (IIHS). Standard drive-assistive facilities on all trims embody a multi-angle rearview camera with discipline and stretched perspective driver’s mirror. The Honda LaneWatch™ arrangement is customary on EX and above trims.

The new U.S.-market Fit will be constructed for a initial time in North America during an all-new plant in in Celaya, Mexico. View, build and cost during 2014 Honda Fit during automobiles.honda.com/fit.

For More Information
Consumer information is accessible during automobiles.honda.com/fit. To join a Fit village on Facebook, revisit facebook.com/Honda/Fit. Additional media information including, pricing, facilities and high-resolution photography of a 2014 Honda Civic is accessible during hondanews.com/channels/honda-automobiles-fit.

2 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $790 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.
3 130 hp @ 6600 rpm (SAE net)
4 114 lb-ft of torque @ 4600 rpm (SAE net)
5 Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending pushing conditions, how a car is driven and maintained, and other factors
6 The Bluetooth® word symbol and logos are owned by a Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such outlines by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is underneath license.
7 The Display Audio Interface is used for approach tie to and streaming from some stream [Apple/Android] smartphones. For reserve reasons, always launch HondaLink applications or perform any other operation on your phone usually when a car is safely parked. State or internal laws might extent use of texting feature, and Assist functions might be consummated but notice. Your wireless carrier’s rate skeleton apply. Please see HondaLink terms and conditions for details.

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