Honda Automobiles: Honda Introduces All-New 2015 Fit during North American International Auto Show

Posted on 14. Jan, 2014 by in Honda Canada

  • More powerful, polished and fuel-efficient Fit set to launch this spring
  • All-new U.S. indication showcases energetic styling and upgraded interior packaged with class-leading comforts and record
  • Earth Dreams™ Technology engine and transmissions broach heightened fun-to-drive opening and class-leading fuel efficiency

Honda denounced a all-new 2015 Fit during a North American International Auto Show today. Set to go on sale in a U.S. this spring, a new Fit is totally redesigned from a belligerent adult to broach an forlorn mixed of style, interior space, fun-to-drive opening and fuel potency and leading-edge reserve and car connectivity.

“The Honda Fit is a tiny car with vast aspirations. Faster, some-more fuel-efficient and some-more fun, it’s a subcompact with larger-than-life-capabilities,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp boss of car sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “It’s simply a best Fit to date and, we believe, a new benchmark in a small-car category.”

Modern Styling with Class-Leading Packaging

The 2015 Fit debuts with a sleek, complicated and sporty extraneous style. A some-more assertive front fascia showcases a new grille and headlight design. A clever impression line runs along a side of a Fit, emphasizing a vehicle’s aerodynamic profile. Larger 16-inch tires given with a new 5-spoke circle pattern give a Fit a planted and sporty stance. In a back, back reflectors and LED taillights run along a induce with a chrome tailgate ornament and back diffuser, all contributing to a Fit’s some-more estimable and energetic appearance.

Retaining a identical extraneous footprint to a stream model, a new Fit is somewhat shorter (-1.6 in.) and wider (+0.3 in.) with a longer wheelbase (+1.2 in.), ensuing in softened doing and maneuverability. Inside, a Fit builds on a already class-leading interior space, ethereal cabin and vast hothouse interjection to an all-new fit tallness that incorporates a singular center-mounted fuel-tank layout. The new Fit also delivers a poignant boost in newcomer volume (+4.9 cu ft) and back legroom (+4.8 in.) compared to a prior model. With a Honda-exclusive Magic Seat® charity mixed configurable seating positions, a Fit provides an unequaled 52.7 cubic feet of load space when a second quarrel seats are folded flat. With an altogether tallness of 60 inches, a Fit allows for easy loading of apparatus into a back load and ingress/egress for passengers.

Enhanced Interior and Technology Features

The 2015 Fit will broach above-class interior excellence and comforts while charity value during each trim level. All 2015 Fit models will be versed with class-leading customary comforts including Bluetooth® connectivity, a multi-angle rearview camera, and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. For business looking for reward comforts in a subcompact segment, Fit will be accessible with intelligent entrance with push-button start, exhilarated side mirrors, a moonroof, exhilarated front seats, Honda’s disdainful LaneWatch™ arrangement and a 7-inch Display Audio1 touchscreen interface with HondaLink™ smartphone connectivity. Soft hold and reward materials are used via and, for a initial time, a Fit will be offering with accessible leather-trimmed seating.

Improved Performance, Efficiency and Safety

The 2015 Fit outlines a U.S. entrance of an all-new direct-injected 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine. Generating 130 horsepower2 during 6500 rpm and 114 lb.-ft. of torque2 during 4600 rpm, engine outlay is increasing by 13 horsepower and 8 lb.-ft. compared to a effusive engine, while shortening weight and improving efficiency. Paired to dual new transmissions, a slick-shifting 6-speed primer or a sporty and fuel-efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with accessible paddle shifters, a Fit powertrain offers higher acceleration and flitting opening and is expected to have class-leading3 EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 33 city/41 highway/36 combined4 (CVT-equipped models).

Complementing a new powertrain is a revised framework that provides for softened handling, float comfort and NVH. A some-more firm body, new back dampers and revised cessation geometry particularly raise a 2015 Fit’s float peculiarity and fun-to-drive doing characteristics.

The 2015 Fit advantages from a many endless use of ultra-high strength steel in a model’s history, providing increasing physique rigidity while shortening tallness (underbody and chassis) weight by 57 pounds contra a effusive model. Equipped with a subsequent era of a Honda Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, a Fit is expected to acquire tip reserve scores from NHTSA and IIHS, including a NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating with a GOOD rating in all IIHS exam modes, including a severe tiny overlie separator test.

North America Production

The 2015 Fit will be made for a initial time in North America during a new Celaya, Mexico plant. With an annual ability of 200,000 units, a trickery will start mass prolongation of a 2015 Fit subsequent month, adding prolongation of an all-new tiny Honda SUV after in a year. With introduction of a new prolongation trickery in Mexico, Honda’s North American car prolongation comforts will have a sum annual ability of 1.92 million units, and will have a capability to make vehicles in all product segments, from subcompacts to light lorry models. With a combined production, approximately 98 percent of all Honda-brand vehicles sole in a United States will be sourced from Honda plants in North America.

About Honda

Honda offers a finish lineup of cars and trucks by a network of some-more than 1,000 dealerships in a United States. Honda has some-more than 30 years of knowledge producing automobiles in a region, that began with a Accord in Marysville, Ohio, in Nov 1982. Having constructed some-more than 25 million vehicles in North America by 2012 regulating domestic and globally sourced parts, Honda now operates 14 vital prolongation comforts in North America, producing a far-reaching operation of Honda automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, energy apparatus products, engines and transmissions.

For high-resolution photography of a 2015 Fit, revisit www.hondanews.com. For business meddlesome in receiving some-more information on a 2015 Fit, greatfully revisit www.automobiles.honda.com/2015-fit to pointer adult email updates.

1The 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 your Honda play and HondaLink terms and conditions for details.

2 Preliminary guess supposing by Honda. Final selection is theme to change.

3 Among subcompact category vehicles versed with customary engine and involuntary transmission.

4 Preliminary mileage ratings dynamic by Honda. Final EPA mileage ratings not accessible during a time of printing. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your car

 

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