2018 Honda Fit Refresh Includes New Sport Trim
Honda has yet to reveal a release date or price for the refreshed 2018 Honda Fit, but the Japanese automaker did confirm that the upcoming hatchback will feature a new Sport trim, among other enhancements.
For the 2018 model year brings, Honda has made significant updates to the third-generation Fit, including sportier styling, a more dynamic and refined driving experience, and substantially upgraded technology and premium features.
For starters, this will be the first Fit to features the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistive technologies, which will be available across all trims and standard on the EX and above grades. Honda is boasting that this development makes the Fit the most affordable car in America to offer such a robust package of safety and driver-assistive features, as well as the only vehicle within its segment to do so.
The redesigned 5-door subcompact now features a lower, longer, wider, and sportier appearance, thanks to a new front and rear fascia, a more sophisticated two-piece chrome and piano black grille, and new wheel finishes.
The 2018 Fit also offers an expanded exterior color palette that includes two new paint options—Helios Yellow and Orange Fury. EX and above trims also come with a new two-tone finish on the 16-inch alloy wheels with machined spokes and gloss-black inserts.
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The new Sport trim is even sportier, thanks to aero form features at the front, sides, and rear, integrated fog lights, and a bright orange front splitter. The exclusive gloss-black finish on the Sport Fit’s 16-inch alloy wheels contributes to the sporty design, as well. The vehicle’s look is completed in the rear by a three-strake diffuser with bright orange upper trim line, chrome exhaust finisher, and Sport badge.
The Fit Sport’s interior is black with unique cross-hatched fabric for the seats and door trim, highlighted by bright orange stitching on the seats, console-mounted armrest, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Standard features on all Fit trims include rearview camera, tailgate spoiler, auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and a center storage console with armrest. A redesigned driver’s meter with a large analog speedometer and digital tachometer also appears on all 2018 Fit models. Fits equipped with HondaSensing receive a 4.2-inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Driver Information Interface (DII) color display, which offers additional selectable information such as available turn-by-turn directions.
The Sport model shares some premium features with the EX trims, such as Honda’s 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a 180-watt six-speaker audio system.
The 2018 Honda Fit EX comes standard with Honda Sensing on both CVT and 6-speed manual transmission models, and also gains Honda LaneWatch, XM Radio, variable intermittent wipers, Push Button Start, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock, a one-touch power moonroof, and new sliding sunvisors.
The top trim Fit EX-L also includes Honda Sensing, along with leather-trimmed seats that feature 2-level heating for the front, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, and available navigation with HD Traffic and HD Radio.
No information on the pricing, release date, or fuel economy ratings for the new 2018 Honda Fit has been released as of yet.
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