The small and versatile Honda Fit 2018 is getting a mid-cycle upgrade, and as we informed you a couple of weeks ago , there will be a lot of technology and safety features that will be coming to the model for the first time. Among the improvements, we find Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HondaSensing and the return of the knob for the volume of the radio.
The Japanese brand reported that the Fit 2018 gets a wider appearance thanks to a new front and rear fascia, but the compact model is also slightly larger than the current model. Its length increased by 1.4 inches to 161.4 inches for the LX, EX and EX-L versions, while the Sport model gets an aerodynamic package that adds an additional 0.4 inches. As its name implies, the Sport version has a sportier look, and can be distinguished thanks to the orange details found in the front splitter and rear diffuser, as well as a chrome exhaust pipe.
There will be two new colors that arrive at this Fit 2018 and are the Orange Fury and the Yellow Helios. Other available options are White Orchid, Metallic Silver, Metallic Steel, Pearl Black, Milano Red and Metallic Blue. The EX and EX-L versions feature 16-inch steel wheels with two-tone finishes, while the Sport version has dark wheels.
Inside we find new details, such as the return of the radio volume knob, but the biggest news is that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to the EX, EX-L and Sport versions, which is controlled through a screen Seven-inch touch. The interior of the Sport version is distinguished by the orange seams on the seats, shifter, armrest and steering wheel. Standard features for all models include rear view camera, rear spoiler, automatic headlights, LED taillights, Bluetooth and a storage space between the two front seats that also serves as an armrest.
The EX models onwards come standard with HondaSensing and also receive a 4.2-inch color screen on the dashboard, allowing the driver to see the information more clearly. All Fit 2018s receive a redesigned dashboard with an analogue speedometer and a digital tachometer.
On the mechanical side, the Fit will continue to be equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque if associated with a manual transmission, or 128 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque if coupled To a CVT box. The fuel economy stays the same, with 33/40/36 mpg city / road / combined for the LX CVT version, 31/36/33 mpg for the EX, EX-L and Sport versions with the same box and 29 / 36/31 mpg for models with manual transmission.
Prices for the Honda Fit 2018 will be available at a date closer to launch in the coming months.