Honda will introduce an all-new 2014 Honda Fit, and expectations are running high—over two generations, the small hatchback has appeared on our 10Best Cars list every year since 2007.
It is interesting to note that the new Jazz has a different name for the domestic Japanese market, where it will carry the name Fit. The model is based on a completely new scalable platform that will serve as the basis for the new subcompact SUV, just announced Urban SUV concept, and as a major competitor in the Nissan Juke.
Release Date and Price
Meanwhile some rumors told that 2014 Honda Fit release date will be in late this year. Japanese manufacturer hopes to sell more than one million of the Honda Fit cars in the future. And since 2014 Honda Fit is going to be produced in Mexico, we can expect a lower price. An expected base price is around $15,000.
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As for the engine, there will be a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 117 horsepower, and 3-cylinder petrol engine that is expected to spend a gallon of petrol on 80 miles. The Japanese carmaker also has an intention to produce the 2014 Honda Fit hybrid version in order to meet the request for reduction in consumption and emission. The 2014 Honda Fit can be ordered both with five-speed automatic transmission and with standard five-speed manual gearbox.
Exterior and interior
The all new 2014 Honda Fit would have a 2,4 inch longer wheelbase and hence, will have an even roomier cabin than the current model. However, the increased wheelbase won’t really affect the overall length and the new Jazz won’t be longer than 14 feet.
The new car will come with a taillight cluster that would be shaped like a diamond and the boot, at 15 cft, will offer 1 cubic feet of more space. The new car will also get triangular reflectors incorporated into its bumpers. The car will borrow many design cues from the Urban SUV concept that was showcased at the North American International Auto Show 2013.
For safety, Honda will officially introduce its City Brake Active automatic braking system via the redesigned 2014 Honda Fit, although it hasn’t yet confirmed the system for the U.S. market.
But one key to increasing acceptance of subcompacts in America will be the trickle-down of safety technology, so it might be smart to offer it here. 2014 Honda Fit accident-avoidance system is geared to urban environments, and is active at speeds up to 18 mph.