Older fans would remember the famous subcompact model made by Honda from 1996 until 2001 – the Honda Logo. It was a great small, city car, loved by many. It was this very model that deserved a worthy successor and Honda created the model named Fit, also known as Honda Jazz. The Honda Fit quickly picked up where Logo had stopped and since 2001, three generations of the model have made their way to the buyers. It featured 5 door hatchback and 5 door wagon body styles, front wheel drive and AWD version made for Japan market exclusively. It used the ubiquitous Honda Global Small Car platform, used by the Honda City, Airwave, Mobilo and Freed models, as well. The new 2016 Honda Fit saw the light of day at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show and from the looks of it, it sure has much to offer.
Exterior of 2016 Honda Fit
The new Honda Fit looks more aggressive than before. The redesigned, sharp headlights are fused with the front grille, to form a single unit, giving the car a more robust design. The front bumper is also slightly restyled, with the central air intake opening at the bottom and LED daytime lights and fog lights mounted on each side. The back of the car is equally interesting. The taillights form very modern art like lines and are stretching across the entire D pillars.
2016 Fit Interior
The interior of the new 2016 Honda Fit is kept to a minimum. Only most basic physical buttons are present, mostly located on the central console, below the LCD display that features navigation and infotainment system. HVAC vents are located above the display with two more set apart on the each side of the dashboard.
Engine of Fit Honda 2016
The new 2016 Honda Fit will replace the old 1.5 liter inline 4 cylinder engine, that provided 130 horses and had a maximum torque output of 114 lb ft. The engine was pretty decent but the new engine will offer similar performance with better fuel economy. It will be based on the 1.3 liter inline 4 cylinder unit, capable of delivering 130 horses and 100 lb ft of total torque output. The engine will be coupled with two transmission systems that the buyers can opt for – the 6 speed manual gearbox, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) system. The mileage depends on the choice of the transmission system and opting for the 6 speed manual, enables you to travel 29 miles per gallon in the city and around 37 miles on the highway. The results are much better when using the CVT, which is 33 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway, which is a decent increase in mileage compared to the manual transmission.
2016 Honda Fit Price
As stated before, the Honda introduced the new Fit at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show and the sales are scheduled a little earlier than planned and are reserved for the second half of 2015. The starting price for the base model will start at around $17,000. The price is pretty high, but we are hoping that the possible buyers won’t be disappointed.
More details on official Honda website.