Honda’s all-new 2015 Fit subcompact car will arrive in Canadian dealerships on September 19, 2014 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $14,495.
The subcompact,completely redesigned 2015 Fit comes with increased power, improved fuel economy and more refined, sporty dynamics.
A pre-sale campaign, which will run between August 6 to October 31, 2014 allows Canadian consumers who purchase a 2015 Fit 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 the dedicated website at http://honda.ca/2015hondafitsignup for further information and program details.
All 2015 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)2 for the LX with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Known for its practicality, fuel efficiency, feature richness, high-quality interior and driving enjoyment, the all-new Fit’s 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.
The Fit epitomizes 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 139-litre increase in passenger volume (DX and LX) and a 122-millimetre increase in rear seat leg room compared to the previous Fit.
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 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.
A new Earth Dreams Technology engine increases power, torque and throttle response with support from two newly developed transmissions—a slick-shifting 6-speed manual and all-new CVT with G-Shift Control. The 1.5L DOHC 4-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.
Increased interior room and visibility create a sense of airy spaciousness, which is complemented by upgraded, soft-touch materials. The rich and sophisticated black-with-silver accented design of the interior surfaces and controls and blue, backlit instrument dials are designed to be stylish, as well as 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 rearview camera and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink .
Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moonroof, 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.