Honda revealed today the 2012 Fit Sport and as expected the car comes with some small changes. First of all we find a new design for the front grille and bumper, new black headlight bezels and a dark "machined surface" finish for the alloy wheels (which replaces the painted finish appearance). Moreover, the entry-level model keeps its exclusive front fascia design and for 2012 gets body-color exterior mirror (the 2011MY had black exterior mirrors) as well as updated wheel covers.
Regarding the interior, the 2012MY Fit Sport comes with dark metallic dashboard components, which replace the previous gray and black theme. Furthermore, the interior receives new chrome accents around instrument displays and all models get the newly designed console-mounted center beverage holders.
The 2012 Honda Fit also introduces two new colors, Blue Raspberry Metallic and Orangeburst Metallic, which replace similar colors from the prior model year. Under the hood, all models come with a 1.5-liter i-Vtec four-cylinder engine that produces 117 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 106 lb-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm.
According to Honda, the 2012 Fit equipped with the automatic transmission has an EPA-rated fuel consumption of 28/35/31 miles per gallon (city/highway/combined). The 2012 Fit Sport equipped with the same automatic transmission delivers 27/33/30 miles per gallon (city/highway/combined). All manual transmission-equipped models have an EPA city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 27/33/29 miles per gallon.
Regarding safety, all Fit models come equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, anti-lock brakes, dual-stage multiple-threshold front airbags, front-side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) and side-curtain airbags. Some of the standard features seen on the 2012MY Fit are air conditioning, cruise control, remote entry, a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers, a USB audio interface4, an auxiliary audio input jack, MP3/WMA playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS), power windows, power mirrors, power door locks and a security system. The 2012 Fit Sport will offer alloy wheels, an underbody aero kit, rear roofline spoiler, fog lights, illuminated steering wheel mounted audio controls and upgraded seat fabric. Furthermore, the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System which will debt on the 2012 Fit Sport will feature 16 GB of flash memory in place of the DVD-based system used previously.