Honda Announces Canadian 2015 Honda Fit Launch, Pricing
Honda announced that the all-new 2015 Fit subcompact car will arrive in Canadian dealerships on September 19, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $14,495. With best-in-class cargo volume (rear seats folded),...
Honda announced that the all-new 2015 Fit subcompact car will arrive in Canadian dealerships on September 19, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $14,495. With best-in-class cargo volume (rear seats folded), increased power, improved fuel economy and more refined, yet sporty dynamics, the completely redesigned 2015 Fit is poised to lead the subcompact segment.
A pre-sale campaign will launch today to Canadian consumers for the all-new 2015 Honda Fit. All Canadian customers who purchase a 2015 Fit between August 6 and October 31, 2014 are eligible for a complimentary six-year / 100,000 km Honda Plus extended warranty package, valued at more than $900. Canadian customers are encouraged to visit their local Honda dealer or a dedicated web site at http://honda.ca/2015hondafitsignup for further information and program details.
“The launch of the all-new Fit is much-anticipated by Canadian consumers and we are pleased to offer the extended warranty package to those customers who simply can’t wait for this significant product,” said Dave Gardner, vice-president of sales and marketing, Honda Canada Inc. “I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to greatly enhance and add to the Fit’s already proven attributes to provide Honda customers with class-above features, functionality and fun to drive personality.”
About the all-new 2015 Honda Fit
All Fit models are powered by a new, higher power and highly efficient 1.5-litre engine producing 130 horsepower and 114 pound feet of torque, with a fuel economy rating of 7.0/5.7/6.4 L/100km (city/highway/combined) for the LX with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
The Honda Fit has always been known for its practicality, fuel efficiency, feature richness, high-quality interior and driving enjoyment. For the all-new Fit, the unique combination of these traits has been further enhanced with even greater versatility, fresh styling, a more dynamic and refined driving experience, and substantially upgraded technology and luxury features.
Versatility is fundamental to the design of the 2015 Fit. With class-leading cargo volume (rear seats folded), and versatility courtesy of its centre-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat, the Fit epitomizes smart functionality with spacious and comfortable seating for five and the ability to carry voluminous cargo, including long and tall items. The larger interior features a remarkable 139 L increase in passenger volume (DX and LX) and a 122 mm increase in rear seat leg room compared to the previous Fit, all the more remarkable considering its even more compact exterior footprint, including a 41 mm decrease in overall length.
A highly space-efficient new body structure pairs with an all-new chassis to create a completely new, more rigid and lighter subcompact platform. The new Fit’s platform features a longer wheelbase and numerous improvements to the front and rear suspension and steering system that improve overall driving dynamics. The net effect of these upgrades is a more settled and stable, yet nimble and sporty ride, with greatly improved steering and improved ride comfort and quietness. The adoption of a new frame structure, including Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) II body structure, also benefits safety performance.
The 2015 Fit also raises the bar on acceleration fun and fuel efficiency with major advances to its powertrain. A new Earth Dreams Technology engine significantly increases power, torque and throttle response with support from two newly developed transmissions – a slick-shifting six-speed manual and all-new CVT with G-Shift Control. The 1.5L DOHC four-cylinder engine with i-VTEC+VTC valve and timing control features direct fuel injection, reduced weight and friction, increased compression ratio, and other changes to deliver an 11 per cent increase in peak horsepower to 130, and a 7.5 per cent increase in peak torque to 114 lb.-ft.
The 6MT is an all-new design, with closer ratios to aid performance and a wider overall ratio range designed to improve fuel efficiency. The newly-developed CVT enhances engine responsiveness by providing quicker and smoother acceleration while improving fuel efficiency with a wider ratio range and reduced internal friction.
Inside, the increased interior room and visibility create a sense of airy spaciousness, which is complemented by upgraded, soft-touch materials that raise the feeling of quality. The rich and sophisticated black with silver accented design of the interior surfaces and controls, and blue backlit instrument dials are stylish and functional. The Display Audio touchscreen interface, standard on LX and above, and first-ever leather seating (EX-L Navi model) further increase the premium feel of this new Fit.
The 2015 Fit boasts a high level of standard and available features and now aligns with other Honda models by being offered in DX, LX, EX, and EX-L Navi trims, each with a higher spec than the previous equivalent trim. New standard features on all Fit models include one touch turn signal, LED brake lights, multi-angle rear view camera and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink . Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moon roof, seven-inch touchscreen Display Audio with next-generation HondaLink, heated seats, automatic climate control, navigation system and leather upholstery are among the upgrades available for the first time in Fit.
The new Canadian market Fit will be produced for the first time in North America at an all-new plant in Celaya, Mexico.