First units of new Celaya-made Honda Fit arrive to North America dealerships
A new version of the Celaya-made Honda Fit began to arrive at Honda dealerships in North America this week with a new look, updated technology and new safety features.
At a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) starting at US$ 16,190, the Fit will be the most affordable car in America with a robust suite of available advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies and the only vehicle within its segment to do so.
The Honda Sensing suite is an advanced safety and driver assistance package that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning. The suite, available on all 2018 Fit models, comes standard on EX and above trims.
The 2018 Honda Fit also adds a new Sport trim, as well as two new exterior colors, Helios Yellow and Orange Fury, as well as a black interior with orange contrast stitching. Also new for 2018, is a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, included on Fit Sport, EX and EX-L trims.
The 2018 Fit is equipped with a 1.5L DOHC direct-injected 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine with Variable Cam Timing (VTC) delivering up to 130 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm and up to 114 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm (both SAE net).
The Fit’s driving dynamics have been improved for 2018 with retuned suspension dampers, a more rigid steering system and additional body reinforcements. In addition to dynamic improvements, the Fit now benefits from increased cabin quietness with improved transmission and steering system mounting hardware, combined with the addition of acoustic-laminated glass and more insulation throughout the vehicle.
During the first half of 2017, the Honda Fit totaled sales of 26,322 units in the U.S. market, down 3.9% compared to the same period of 2016.
The Honda Fit for the North America market is manufactured in Celaya, Guanajuato with domestic and globally sourced parts.