We love this article that declares the 2015 Honda Fit as the secret star of the Detroit Auto Show. Surely, it wasn’t the biggest or flashiest vehicle there, but it definitely got people talking. Here’s how:
- “In a remarkable achievement in packaging, the 2015 Fit is smaller on the outside but significantly larger on the inside. Offering the interior room of a compact-size car in a subcompact body will boost Honda’s fuel economy and give it a leg up in the mileage wars.
- “The Fit represents a spirited return by Honda to its sporty small car roots with edgier styling, peppier powertrains, and greater functionality. It is the first tangible evidence that the Japanese manufacturer has shucked off its recession-driven, cheap-and-cheerful mindset and recaptured the energy that has made it the U.S.’s fourth bestselling brand.
- “When Honda starts producing the Fit in North America later this year, it will nearly quadruple the supply of available vehicles, making Fit the spearhead of Honda’s drive to boost U.S. sales.”
Not only is it smaller (but bigger at the same time), it will also have an impressive fuel efficiency of 36 mpg combined (41 highway, 33 city).
The article goes on and on about how awesome the 2015 Honda Fit is; read the whole thing to find out exactly why we should all look forward to it arriving at Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, and Sims Honda dealerships!
Honda has teased us with peek-a-boo pictures of its Urban SUV Concept and, while we liked what we saw, we were really excited to see this short video by CNET showcasing the sleek looking compact SUV at the Detroit Auto Show recently.
See the video HERE.
As the video takes us through an abbreviated two minute tour of this silver bullet with LED lights, we were pleased to see the versatility of the inside of the vehicle. The Urban SUV will regularly be able to seat five, but the back seats fold down flat to provide a lot of storage space (perfect for transporting all those things that urbanites transport). In fact, the commentator drew a very fair comparison of the Urban SUV to the popular Honda Fit (“on steroids”) that has the same kind of versatility. However, the Urban SUV is quite bit taller than the Honda Fit, so you’ll be able to get even more urban stuff in there.
I was surprised to hear that Honda’s Urban SUV is nine inches shorter than the it’s older sibling in the compact SUV family, the Honda CR-V. I surely doesn’t look nine inches shorter and with the ability to seat five AND those fold-down seats, we’re betting it doesn’t feel nine inches shorter.
Expect to see Hondas Urban SUV in markets in 2014!
We are very excited to see the all of what Honda teased in a picture of an “urban SUV concept” vehicle. The image shows off what Honda says is a “global concept model combining a sporty and dynamic SUV profile with a spacious, functional interior.”
We can’t wait to see the concept car unveiled at the North American Auto Show in Detroit next month. If past concept vehicles are any indication, this concept SUV won’t be too much different then the one that will be mass manufactured by Honda. As this article states, “ the “concept” show car is a thinly veiled, dressed-up version of a car that already has a go-ahead for production.”
Based on this picture, what do you think? Are you excited about Honda’s new SUV concept?