2015 Honda Fit Will Be More Powerful, Efficient, and Fun
This spring, Honda will launch what it calls the best hit ever made: the totally-redesigned 2015 Honda Fit will sport more power, fuel efficiency, and refinement than any of its predecessors.
Honda revealed the first 2015 Honda Fit this week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), touting its fuel-saving abilities, connectivity features, safety equipment, and enjoyable drive experience.
“The Honda Fit is a small car with big aspirations. Faster, more fuel-efficient and more fun, it’s a subcompact with larger-than-life-capabilities,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of automobile sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc, in a press release issued Monday. “It’s simply the best Fit to date and, we believe, a new benchmark in the small-car category.”
The 2015 Honda Fit is redesigned from top to bottom and will tout an aerodynamic exterior style that emphasizes its sportier driving characteristics. It will feature a fierce-looking front fascia that will accentuate the new headlights and grille, rest on 16” tires that house 5-spoke wheels, and boast increased passenger volume and rear legroom. The latter will be aided by Honda’s Magic Seat®, which allows for more seat position configurations.
All 2015 Honda Fit models will come standard with Bluetooth® connectivity, multi-angle rearview camera, and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror; premium features will include smart entry with push-button start, heated side mirrors, a moonroof, heated front seats, LaneWatch ™ display, and 7” Display Audio touchscreen for use with HondaLink™ smartphone capabilities.
Performance-wise, the new 2015 Fit will debut the direct-injected 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine that generates 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque; the i-VTEC can be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic CVT with available paddle shifters. It is anticipated that the 2015 Honda Fit (when mated to the CVT) will achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mph combined.
The 2015 Honda Fit marks the first time that the vehicle will be manufactured in North America. The Fit will begin production next month at the Celaya, Mexico, plant with an anticipated annual capacity of 200,000 units.
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