Next-Generation 2015 Honda Fit Revealed – Rumor Central

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Next-Generation 2015 Honda Fit

This is the new 2015 Honda Fit, the iteration of the Fit since the model’s in 2001. But the new 2015 Fit is more just a subcompact hatchback – the keystone of Honda’s future growth.

Although Honda relied on cars like the and Civic to grow outside of its Japan, the automaker now sees the Fit (along with its spin-offs) as the of its worldwide presence. Fit chief Makoto Konishi tells Trend the Fit is essentially Honda’s version of the Super Cub motorbike, and for reason. Over 4 million models were sold in the past twelve years, just shy of 420,000 models in the since 2006. That figure is expected to grow, Honda is presently putting the touches on a factory in Celaya, which will build this next-generation Fit and a crossover for North America .

For now, Honda is only specific details for the Japanese Fit – not surprising, considering it goes on this fall while we see the new Fit until early next #8212; but the car’s new look and should be close – if not a carbon – to what goes on sale year. Inspired in part by the Civic, the Fit’s front is bolder than before, a bulged hood and a distinctive grille graphic.

A side character line at the front wheel wells and the length of the car, rising higher as it inches towards the rear tail lamps. Any of increased size may be an optical – we hear the wheelbase has been two inches, but the new 2015 Fit is roughly the width, length, and height as the car it

Thus far, three combinations have been for the Japanese-market 2015 Honda Fit. cars utilize a dual-overhead cam I-4, while the “sporty” Fit RS a DOHC 1.5-liter I-4. A variable transmission replaces the four-speed automatic, while a manual appears to replace the five-speed gearbox.

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As we’ve previously reported, the iteration of the 2015 Fit Hybrid – we#8217;re told will be in North America, albeit not in hatchback form – uses new single-motor hybrid system, mates an Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder with an electric and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The produces 135 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, and Honda’s previous single-motor IMA driveline, is capable of propelling the Honda Fit on electricity alone. is already boasting that it 85 mpg on the Japanese test cycle, other hybrid cars on in Japan.

We’ve long loved the scrappy, tossable manner and it appears that character been lost in the new car. team benchmarked the Volkswagen and aimed to improve the Fit’s reduce body roll, and steering feel. According to Trend’s correspondent, who had access to Japanese-spec prototypes, the new Fit feels far confident and controlled, than

We’ll have to wait and see if the can be said of the 2015 Honda Fit it finally goes on sale in our Honda’s global rollout of the Fit starts in Japan this before launching the new 2015 Fit in in North America early year.

Source: Honda, Trend

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