Honda unveiled the new 2015 Fit at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new car will go on sale in the United States this spring and according to Honda it was completely redesigned from the ground in order to deliver an unparalleled combination of style, interior space, fun-to-drive performance and fuel efficiency.
Showing a sleek, modern and sporty exterior style, the 2015 Honda Fit features an aggressive front fascia that showcases a new grille and headlight design. At the rear, we find the reflectors and LED taillights that run along the hatch with a chrome tailgate garnish and rear diffuser. The exterior design is completed by the 5-spoke wheel design wheels wrapped in larger 16-inch tires.
Comparing it with the outgoing model, the 2015 Honda Fit is slightly shorter (-1.6 in.) and wider (+0.3 in.) with a longer wheelbase (+1.2 in.). The new Fit also delivers a significant increase in passenger volume (+4.9 cu ft) and rear legroom (+4.8 in.). Inside, all the 2015 FOt models are offered as standard with features such as Bluetooth connectivity, a multi-angle rearview camera, and Expanded View Driver's Mirror.
For those who want even more, the Fit is available with smart entry with push-button start, heated side mirrors, a moonroof, heated front seats, Honda's exclusive LaneWatch display and a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with HondaLink smartphone connectivity. Under the hood, we find a 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine that generates 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque.
The engine is offered as standard with a 6-speed manual transmission or the optional Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with available paddle shifters. Honda anticipates a class-leading EPA-estimated fuel economy of 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined (CVT-equipped models). For the first time, the 2015 Honda Fit will be manufactured in North America at the new Celaya, Mexico plant.