New Honda Fit Redesigned and Get More Powerful Engine

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January 13, 2014 at the North American International Auto Show, Honda introduced an updated version of the Fit 2015. A new, completely built from scratch car combines style, refined interior, good performance and efficiency, while remaining one of the safest in the world.

What was changed

In 2015, Fit gained a sleek, modern and sporty body design. The aggressive front panel is highlighted by a new grille and headlight design. The line running along the sides of the car emphasizes its aerodynamic profile. Large 16-inch tires are planted on five-spoke wheels giving the new Fit a sporting stance. In the rear of the car along the trunk lid are located LED lights, giving a dynamic look.

The new Fit is slightly shorter (by 1.5″) and wider (by 0.2″) of its predecessor. The elongated wheelbase by 1.1″ improves handling and maneuverability. The interior of the car has become more spacious thanks to a new efficient platform, which includes mounting the fuel tank in the center.

In the updated version, the baggage space for 4.7 cubic ft and the rear passengers space by 4.7″, compared to the previous model, was increased. Exclusive system from the company Honda Magic Seat allows you to fold the rear seats and increase the cargo space up to 52.9 cu ft. With a total height of 59″, Fit makes it easy to get into the car and put things in the trunk.

Interior Features

The interior of the Honda Fit 2015 is much higher in class than its predecessor. All models are equipped with a standard set of functions: Bluetooth connection, a rear-view camera with several angles and an extended rear-view mirror.

For customers who prefer additional features, Fit will offer a start button, side heated mirrors, a sunroof, heated front seats, an exclusive LaneWatch display and a 7-inch Audio1 display with a touch screen. The soft high-quality material will be used throughout the interior, for the first time Fit is offered with leather-trimmed seats.

More Powerful

In the US, the updated Fit will be delivered with a 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine equipped with a direct injection function. Engine power compared with the previous model increased by 13 hp. And 8 Nm and is respectively 130 hp and 84 ft lb at 4600 rpm. At the same time, the engine increased efficiency and reduced weight.

The car is equipped with a choice of two new transmissions, a 6-speed manual, and sports continuously variable transmission, which provide excellent acceleration and performance. The fuel consumption is 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg in highway.

A stiffer body, new rear shock absorbers, and a revised suspension geometry significantly improve the quality and pleasure of the ride.

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