Honda will introduce its next-generation version of the subcompact Fit at the upcoming New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), 21-30 March. The current Fit has been a success for Honda in the US, with sales reaching 56,432 in 2007, a 101.4% increase over 2006.
The current generation 2008 Fit uses a 109 hp (81 kW), 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control engine that generates 105 lb-ft (142 Nm) of torque at 4,800 rpm, coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission or an available 5-speed automatic transmission.
The 2008 Fit has EPA city/highway fuel economy ratings of 28/34 mpg (manual transmission). Emissions levels are rated as LEV-2 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Tier 2, Bin 5 by the federal government (EPA).