NAIAS 2014 Preview: 2015 Honda Fit

The 2015 Honda Fit

With the press days of the 2014 North American Auto Show kicking off on Jan. 13, The Driving Life previews some of the most anticipated models that will debut at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

Since hitting the market in 2007, the Fit has been one of the best-selling Honda models worldwide. On Jan. 13, the world get its first look at the third-generation of Honda’s highly touted subcompact offering.

Honda is promising “significant advancements” for the 2015 Fit, including more interior space, better fuel economy and performance and class-leading safety ratings. The vehicle will feature an all-new platform and Earth Dreams Technology powertrain.

The Fit, which has been named a Car and Driver ’10-Best’ vehicle every model year since debuting in the U.S. , is known as a “connected” car aimed at a younger consumer, so the third-gen will not be any different. According to Honda, the redesigned model will build on the current Fit’s “innovative packaging, flexible cargo capability and fun-to-drive character.” It is also expected to have an improved interior and even more connected car technologies.

The new U.S.-market Fit will be produced for the first time in North America at an all-new plant in Celaya, Mexico.
John Mendel, executive vice president of automobile sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will introduce the all-new 2015 Fit at the company’s press conference on Jan. 13, at 2:40 p.m., at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

The 2015 Fit will likely be featured alongside the Honda FCEV Concept, which debuted at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 20, 2013 (pictured below).

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[Source: Honda]