Honda presented at the Detroit Auto Show the new generation of Fit 2015, which goes on sale in the United States in the spring with a complete redesign that includes more interior space, more efficient fuel consumption and connectivity technology, security and entertainment.
Although retains an exterior design similar to the current model, the Fit 2015 now has a more aggressive front facade, topped by a design of the grille and headlights. Seen from the side, a line of crosses throughout the Fit, emphasizing its aerodynamic profile.
Larger 16-inch equipped tires with a new five-spoke design give the Fit a better planted and athletic presence, while at the back, reflectors and rear lights with LED technology are positioned along the type boot ” hatch “decorated with a rear chrome and a rear diffuser, contributing to the more substantial appearance and dynamics Fit.
The new Fit is slightly shorter (-1.6 inch) and wider (+0.3 inches) with a longest distance between the axes (+1.2 in.), Resulting in better handling.
Inside, the Fit remains the leader in its category with a conservatory cabin thanks to a new platform that incorporates a unique design fuel tank mounted in the center of the body. It also increased the space for passengers (+4.9 cubic feet) and the rear legroom (+4.8 inches) compared to the previous model.
Magic Seat® design Honda offers several configurable seat positions and up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row seats folded. With an overall height of 60 inches, allowing easy access for loading items in the space of afterload and ingress / egress for passengers.
All models Honda Fit 2015 will be equipped with standard features such as Bluetooth® phone calls handsfree, camera reverse maneuvers assistance and expanded view mirror for the driver.
As an option the system access and engine start keyless entry, heated side mirrors, moonroof, heated front seats, the LaneWatch ™ Honda screen interface and touch screen 7-inch Display Audio  with connectivity smartphone is available HondaLink ™.
All surfaces of the cabin are made of soft touch materials and top quality, and for the first time the Honda Fit, will be available with leather seats finished.
Power and Efficiency
The Honda Fit 2015 debut in the US with DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder and 1.5-liter direct injection system, which generates 130 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 114 pounds of torque per foot at 4,600 revolutions per minute, ie 13 more horsepower and 8 pounds per linear foot more than the model it replaces, with less weight and therefore more efficient fuel consumption.
Honda will offer two two new transmissions, a manual six changes and a continuously variable (CVT) with manual paddles behind the steering wheel available.
It is expected that when the Agency for Environmental Protection (EPA) issued official figures, the Fit 2015 reaches a yield of 33 miles per gallon of gasoline in city, 41 highway and a combined average of 36 combined (for models equipped CVT).
To complement the new transmission system the Fit comes with a modified chassis for improved handling, ride comfort and NVH. A stiffer body, new rear damping and suspension geometry modified significantly optimize the quality of Fit Tour 2015 and features fun driving management.
The Fit 2015 benefits from wider use of steel ultra high strength in the history of the model, providing greater body strength while reducing the weight of the platform (underbody and chassis) in 57 pounds compared to the model previous.
Equipped with the body structure Honda Advanced Compatibility Engineering ™ (ACE ™ – Advanced Compatibility Engineering), it is anticipated that the Fit for the best scores safety tests of the National Security Administration and Transportation Highway Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute of Highway Safety and (IIHS), including the maximum score of Top Safety + on rigorous testing of small overlapping barriers.
MADE IN MEXICO
The 2015 Fit will be manufactured for the first time in North America in the new plant in Celaya, Mexico, which has annual production capacity of up to 200 thousand units.
In this plant a small SUV brand new it will also be produced later in 2014.
With the launch of a new manufacturing plant in Mexico, production facilities Honda car in North America will have a total annual capacity of 1.92 million units and will have a manufacturing capacity of vehicles in all product segments, from models sub compact pickups to light.
With the additional production, approximately 98% of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the US will be manufactured at Honda plants in North America.