Honda has unveiled the all new 2015 Fit hatchback at the Detroit Motor Show a.k.a North American International Motor Show today. The new Fit is more powerful, refined, fuel efficient, gets new styling, upgraded interior and Earth Dreams technology engine and transmission options.
“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. “It’s simply the best Fit to date and, we believe, a new benchmark in the small-car category.”
The styling is sleek, modern and sporty at the same time. The 2015 Fit features a more aggressive front fascia that has been seen on most of the new generation Honda models. While being similar to the outgoing model, the new Fit is slightly shorter (-1.6 in.) and wider (+0.3 in.) , and has a 1.2 inch longer wheelbase.
Emphasizing the styling of the new Fit is a strong character line running along the length, larger 16 inch tires, a new 5-spoke wheel design, rear reflectors, LED taillights, chrome accented tailgate and a rear diffuser. The new Fit offers 4.9 cu ft of extra passenger volume and 4.8 inches of extra leg room compared to the previous model. The Fit provides an unmatched 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space with Honda’s Magic Seat package that offers multiple seat configurations.
The interior has been upgraded and now offers more value for money. The entire 2015 Fit range will come with class-leading standard features including Bluetooth connectivity, a multi-angle rearview camera, and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. Optional premium features include smart entry with push-button start, heated side mirrors, a moonroof, heated front seats, Honda’s exclusive LaneWatch display and a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with HondaLink smartphone connectivity.
As mentioned above the new Fit is more powerful, efficient and refined than ever. The 2015 model comes with an all new direct-injected 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine that produces 130 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 114 lb.-ft. of torque at 4600 rpm. This expresses a 13 hp and 8 lb.-ft increase than the outgoing model.
The engine comes with two transmission options: a slick-shifting 6-speed manual and a sporty and fuel-efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) featuring paddle shifters. The new Fit offers class leading fuel economy of 33 mpg in city and 41 mpg on highways.