2018 Honda Fit Launching Next Month With New Sport Trim, Refreshed Styling
Honda revealed the refreshed 2018 Fit today, which will go on sale next month with new styling, the addition of a Sport trim, and available Honda Sensing safety features. This marks the popular hatchback’s first update since the launch of the 2015 model in 2014.
The updated styling and addition of color define the subcompact’s new styling as youthful, sporty, and emotional in character.
“With sporty new styling and additional feature content, the 2018 Honda Fit ups the ante with new styling and sophistication not typically found in the subcompact segment,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. “Fit has always represented a great value for subcompact customers and the addition of available Honda Sensing to its fun-to-drive performance and unmatched versatility will keep the Honda Fit as the industry’s benchmark subcompact.”
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The 2018 Honda Fit’s redesign begins with a horizontally layered, two-piece chrome and piano black grille that serves as a proscenium for a larger, more prominent Honda “H” badge. The upgraded headlights also contribute to an overall more aggressive design. Top chrome accents on the front bumper combined with a full-width splitter, as well as more angular fog lights pods, complete the front fascia.
In the rear, the new Fit boasts a redesigned bumper that features a full-width character line in piano black and a splitter-shaped lower section. A newly styled taillight combo completes the refreshed rear fascia.
The big addition to the 2018 model year is a new Fit Sport trim, positioned between the LX and EX trims. The new grade features an even more aggressive and, you guessed it, sporty look, thanks to aero form features at the front, sides, and rear, and a low, sharp, and bright orange front splitter. The Fit Sport’s 16-inch alloy wheels also feature an exclusive black finish, while the rear is made sportier by a three-strake diffuser with bright orange upper trim line, chrome exhaust finisher, and Sport badge.
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Helios Yellow Pearl (replacing Mystic Yellow) and Orange Fury are the two new exterior colors for 2018, which join a list that includes White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red, and Aegean Blue Metallic.
Additionally, Honda Sensing safety technologies will be available on LX and Sport trims, and standard on EX and above. The suite of advanced safety features includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Brake Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Road Departure Warning (RDW).
Honda claims the Fit is now the most affordable car in America to offer such a robust suite of available advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, and the only vehicle in its segment to do so.