Honda to Introduce Next-Generation Subcompact Fit at New York Show
22 February 2008
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).
I hope the next generation Honda Fit is available with Sirius Satellite Radio and in-dash GPS navigation. If it does, then I want one!
Posted by: David Cabral | 22 February 2008 at 05:27 PM
Heh, I hope the start taking all that crap OUT of cars. I don't want to have to pay X-thousand extra for all that automagic-everything electronic gee gaws. I just want a good safe stable auto with plenty of storage room for under $13k. Manual windows are fine. I don't need to play 6 CDs at once!! I don't have my sense of self so wrapped up in my car, that I have to have 15" chrome rims and a spoiler on my family car!! (and no I don't want a 2-door Yaris that I have to fold into)
Posted by: Garth | 23 February 2008 at 06:28 AM
I hope they include cruise control at LEAST as an option in the non-sports model of the Fit this time. That had to be the silliest thing I'd ever heard...
I thought the new Fit was supposed to be much better on gas, oh maybe that's the Japan release, not to come to NA for 5 more years.
Posted by: Oorgo | 25 February 2008 at 01:27 PM