Calling it “more functional, fuel-efficient and fun to drive than ever before,” John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda, recently introduced the 2015 Honda Fit at the North American International Auto Show (aka, the Detroit Auto Show).
“The Honda Fit is a small car with big aspirations,” according to Mendel. “It’s simply the best Fit to date and, we believe, a new benchmark in the small-car category.”
The 2015 Honda Fit certainly will showcase some big numbers with the EPA. For example, by leveraging a new Earth Dreams powertrain that combines a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and a sophisticated CVT, the car is projected to post an EPA line of up to 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined. But that transmission also is available with paddle shifters to wring “superior acceleration and passing performance” from the 2015 Honda Fit, and the going will get even more fun with the car’s standard six-speed manual transmission. Further, along with improved fuel economy comes noticeably more output, as evidenced by an 11 percent gain in horsepower and a 7.5 percent spike in torque. The new bottom line for the 2015 Honda Fit is 130 horses and 114 lb.-ft. of torque, backed by an aggressively retuned suspension.
Other advantages of the 2015 Honda Fit include standard features like Bluetooth technology, a multi-view rear-camera system and an Expanded View driver’s mirror, as well as premium upgrades like heated leather seating, the automaker’s LaneWatch driver-assistance technology, HondaLink smartphone connectivity, heated outside mirrors, a moonroof and remote start with push-button ignition.
Remember, too, that the 2015 Honda Fit will continue to offer the Magic Seat cabin-configuration system, which allows the car’s seats to be folded and adjusted to hold a wide mix of people and gear.
Showcasing a bold and updated exterior design, the 2015 Honda Fit is scheduled to go on sale this spring, at a price that’s yet to be determined.
Written by Charles Krome.
Photo by Charles Krome.