Honda to Debut Refreshed 2018 Honda Fit Subcompact Next Month
Honda has revealed that it will launch a refreshed 2018 Honda Fit subcompact or small car with sportier styling in July. The Fit’s first major update since the 2015 model debuted in 2014 includes a new Sport trim level, and for the first time advanced safety technologies have been offered on an affordable subcompact, Honda says.
Honda’s third-generation small hatchback features updated front and rear styling with splashes of color to create a youthful vibe. The focus on sportier styling starts with a horizontally layered, 2-piece chrome and black grille with a larger Honda “H” emblem. Headlight systems have been integrated into the side edges of the upper fascia wing to create a more aggressive look, according to the automaker. Also, the front bumper features chrome accents and a wide splitter, plus angular fog lights. Rear styling also has been given a lower, wide sporty look with a redesigned back bumper in black with a splitter-shaped lower section. Taillights also have been redone for a sharper appearance.
Honda also says it will add a Sport trim between the LX and EX versions that features a more assertive and sporty look with aerodynamics all around that includes a low, sharp front splitter in bright orange; black-finish 16-in. alloy wheels; and a rear diffuser with bright orange trim and chrome exhaust tips. The Sport trim also features unique badging. New colors have been added to the 2018 Fit’s exterior color palette, including Helios Yellow Pearl (replacing Mystic Yellow) and Orange Fury.
Honda Sensing advanced driver-assistance systems are optional on LX and Sport trims and come standard on EX trim and above. Safety features included in the Sensing group are: adaptive cruise control; emergency braking; lane-keeping assist with lane-departure warning; and road-departure mitigation and warning system.
Information about 2018 Honda Fit pricing and arrival at dealerships will be published at a later date. Honda’s Fit is the third-best-selling small car in the U.S. market, following the Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent, according to sales data collected by J.D. Power.
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