This coming year will be a big year for Honda. Future years will be big for Honda, too, according to this article from Forbes.
How big? Honda is expecting to sell 6 million vehicles in 2017; it sold 4 million in 2012. While many of us would expect the Honda Accord and other vehicles to be key contributors, Honda is counting on the Fit taking over sales of the Civic worldwide (it is currently the top-selling car in Japan) and the new compact SUV, the Vezel, to make a big splash.
“Americans can’t seem to get enough of the compact SUVs,” said Keith Hofkamp of Sims Honda in Burlington. “And if the CR-V is any indication, Honda certainly knows what people want in their compact SUV and all the previews look fantastic, so I see no reason for the Vezel not to be a big hit. The Fit is one of the most functional and fuel efficient vehicles on the road. Many people come into the dealership thinking they’re going to get an Accord or Civic, but find that they really like the Fit.”
We are really excited about the Honda Fit and Vezel because we think it will meet a lot of people’s needs a wants in a new vehicle: functionality, space, fuel efficiency, world-class technology, and sleek design.
Look for the new Honda Fit and Vezel to arrive at Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, and Apple Valley Honda later this year.