Posts Tagged ‘2015 Honda Fit’

2015 Honda Siri Eyes Free Demonstration

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
Austin TX Honda dealer

Siri Eyes Free in your 2015 Honda is a convenient feature that gives you iPhone capability at your fingertips. Here is a demo on how to use Siri Eyes Free in your 2015 Honda. This demo was video taped in a 2015 Honda Civic however features are similar to the 2015 Honda CR-V and Fit.

View the remainder of our How To feature series at

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The 2015 Honda Fit : SEMA Show Stopper

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Austin TX Honda dealer
Tjin Edition Honda Fit

Tjin Edition Honda Fit

 

Named the “Hottest Sport Compact” at this year’s SEMA Show, the 2015 Honda Fit arrived in STYLE with 9 customs to display! Six of which were part of Honda’s Fit Performance Project. Honda officially launched Project Fit  back in August and provided performance shops with a 2015 Fit to customize, for a planned unveiling at this year’s SEMA show. The progression of the vehicle projects was documented on Honda’s official Tumblr page hondaloves.tumblr.com. The performance shops featured for Project Fit included Bisimoto Engineering, Kontrabrands, MAD Industries, Spoon Sports USA, Tjin Edition and the award-winning Kenny Vinces.

The Honda booth at the SEMA Show was highlighted by the Fit customized by Tjin Edition, who was voted as the Fan Favorite in the 2015 Fit Performance Project. The fan favorite was determined by which project vehicle received the most buzz on social media. The progress of each car was documented virtually with interactive photos, videos and animated GIFs, adding a unique touch to the ambitious project!

Three additional personalized 2015 Honda Fit vehicles on display included a Fit B-spec race car prepped for competition by Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda’s North American racing company; a Fit loaded with available dealer-installed Honda Genuine Accessories; and an additional Fit personalized by prominent tuner, Bisimoto, on behalf of Norm Reeves Honda in response to fan feedback prompted through the 2015 Fit Performance Project.

“The 2015 Fit is a worthy addition to Honda’s strong heritage of developing tuned sport compact vehicles, and it wears the mantle of “Hottest Sport Compact” well,” said Jeff Conrad, SVP & General Manager of Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co, Inc. “Fun to drive, versatile and a great value, the new Fit does so many things right, and it’s great to see it becoming a popular platform for owner personalization.”

 

Bisomoto Project Fit

Bisomoto Project Fit

 

Kenny Vinces Project Fit

Kenny Vinces Project Fit

 

MAD Industries Project Fit

MAD Industries Project Fit

 

Spoon Sports USA Project Fit

Spoon Sports USA Project Fit

 

Bisomoto Project Fit

Bisomoto Project Fit

 

Kontrabrands Project Fit

Kontrabrands Project Fit

 

HPD Fit B-spec race car

HPD Fit B-spec race car

 

Fit loaded with Honda Genuine Accessories

Fit loaded with Honda Genuine Accessories

Howdy Honda has over 60 Honda Fits available! Contact us for a test drive and details on Honda accessories!

The 2015 Honda Fit Project

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
2015 Honda Fit

2015 Honda Fit

  • Six project teams will each customize a 2015 Fit
  • Fit fans and car enthusiasts will vote for their favorite custom Fit
  • Completed project vehicles will be on display at the 2014 SEMA Show Honda booth

There’s a Honda Fit for every one! Honda launched an interactive 2015 Fit experience on Tumblr today to show the customization potential of the all-new 2015 Fit. All six final products will be on display at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Honda selected six performance shops to participate in the custom building project. These shops include Bisimoto Engineering, Kontrabrands, MAD Industries, Spoon Sports USA, Tjin Edition and the award-winning Kenny Vinces.

Each team will use modifications such as body kits, wheels, custom paint jobs and much more to build their creations. View the official Tumblr posts (including photos, animated GIFs and video), and progress of each custom Fit here. From August 21st through October 22nd you can vote for your favorite Fit by liking and reblogging posts tagged with #ProjectFit. The performance shop with the highest total number of likes and reblogs will win an award from Honda.

“Personalized Honda subcompacts were the foundation of the original import tuner revolution, and the all-new Fit upholds that legacy with a great powertrain, an engaging chassis and renowned Honda quality, all at an affordable price,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “Our Fit project vehicle program and our Tumblr initiative, #ProjectFit, together offer a unique, fun way to demonstrate the personalization potential of this great new car.”

2015 #ProjectFit

2015 #ProjectFit

I’m excited to vote and see each final product!

Project Fit FAQs

Honda to Debut All-New 2015 Fit

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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2015 Honda Fit

Honda is skipping straight to 2015 with the All-New Honda Fit, described as the “SUV of small cars”! The anticipated Fit debut will happen at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 13th. Honda said the subcompact Fit will “showcase significant advancements.” Named a Car and Driver ’10-Best’ vehicle every model year since its introduction to the U.S. market for 2007, the Fit remains one of the best-selling Honda vehicles globally, with cumulative worldwide sales of 4.87 million units. [1]

The third generation Fit will offer enhanced fuel-efficiency and performance due to the integration of an all-new Earth Dreams Technology powertrain.  “The 2015 Fit builds on the current model’s innovative packaging, flexible cargo capability and fun-to-drive character with spirited new styling, an even more spacious and refined interior packed with leading-edge connected car technologies,” Honda said in a statement today.

John Mendel, executive vice president of automobile sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will introduce the 2015 Fit at the company’s press conference, which also will be broadcast live via webcast athttp://hondanews.com/live/2014naias-honda (link will be live Jan. 13).

0% APR Financing is available on the 2013 Fit between now and the end of the year. [2]

1. Sales as of September 2013

2. Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2013 Honda Fit models to well qualified buyers on approved credit by AHFS for up to 60 months of financing. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. See Howdy Honda for details. Offer ends 12/31/2013

 

Honda: Looking into the future 2014 and beyond

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
2014 Honda Odyssey Austin TX HondaVAC

2014 Honda Odyssey – HondaVac

The Honda 2014 model year brings us new and updated models with an impressive lineup, including some of the best-selling vehicles in the country – the Civic, the Accord and the CR-V.

Changes for the 2014 model year includes the new Accord Hybrid, Accord Plug-in Hybrid, and 2014 Odyssey which features refreshed styling and amenities with the introduction of the first in-vehicle vacuum cleaning system, the HondaVAC™. Meanwhile, you can expect a redesigned the 2015 Honda Fit to hit showroom floors summer of 2014.

Here are some highlights for the 2014 model year lineup:

  • – Industry-leading safety ratings, with all current Honda models tested receiving IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK + status.
  • – Unmatched standard feature content with 100% of light trucks and 96% of Honda cars sold now equipped with rearview camera and over 95% of all models equipped with standard Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink™ connectivity.
  • – Top fuel economy ratings with seven Honda models anticipated to obtain an EPA-estimated highway rating of over 40mpg [1]: Civic HF, Civic Hybrid, Insight, Accord Hybrid, Accord Plug-in Hybrid, Fit EV and FCX Clarity.

 

We expect the new Accord Hybrid this fall and it will feature:

  • – Similar styling to the gasoline powered Accord Sedan.
  • – A 141-horsepower Earth Dreams™ Technology 2.0 liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine matched to a 124-kilowatt (kW) traction electric motor.
  • – Anticipated class-leading [2] EPA fuel economy ratings of 49/45/47 mpg (city/hwy/combined).

 

The new Accord Plug-in Hybrid is expected to hit showroom floors by January 2014 and features:

  • – A 141-horsepower EarthDreams™ Technology 2.0 liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine matched to a 124-kilowatt (kW) traction electric motor as part of Honda’s two-motor hybrid system.
  • – EPA gasoline fuel economy ratings of 47/46/46 mpg (city/hwy/combined)[1].
  • – Battery charging takes approximately three hours using a standard 120-volt household outlet and only 40 minutes using a Level-2 (240-volt) source.

 

Both the 2014 Civic sedan and coupe will hit sales floors in the fall and we know there will be additional enhancements, but we don’t expect anything significant since it was redesigned for the 2013 model year.

As for the Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, CR-V, CR-Z, Fit EV, Insight, Crosstour, Pilot, Ridgeline & FCX Clarity 2013 models will carryover for 2014.

However for 2015 you can expect a full redesign of the Honda Fit. The current Fit has seen minor changes for the past several years so a full redesign is highly needed. We can anticipate a completely updated look as well as new standard features and advanced technology.

2015 Honda Fit austin tx

2015 Honda Fit

 

[1] Based on 2014 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle

 

[2]  Preliminary mileage ratings determined by Honda. Final EPA mileage ratings not available at time of printing. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage may vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

First Details Emerge on The 2015 Fit Redesign

Thursday, August 1st, 2013
2015 Honda Fit Austin TX

2015 Honda Fit

The Honda Fit was first introduced to Honda’s lineup in 2001. Since then, Honda has sold over 4 million units! Tokyo-based Honda unveiled the revamped Fit this summer with a stretched front grille, tapered headlights and indented doors. Chief engineer Makoto Konishi says, “It’s time for big change. That ‘good thing’ needs to get better.”

Although the Fit is the smallest car in Honda’s global offering, it is Honda’s best-seller in Japan and ranks fourth worldwide after the Civic, CR-V and Accord. Makoto Konishi stated that the next Fit will reach U.S. dealerships Spring of 2014. We do not have details on the U.S. model but here is a bit of what the current design has to offer…

In designing the new Fit, Honda’s exterior design chief Toshinobu Minami stated “The first thing that President Ito ordered us to do was to build a car that’s cool.” “We had to give the new model a significantly new face and stronger road presence while maintaining its dimensions. The face, especially, had to exude NEW. That is why Honda opted for a more solid face with an exciting design.” Besides fuel economy, Ito, 59, is betting that traditional buyers of small cars — singles, young families and retirees — will embrace the new look.

The 2015 Fit will be the first Honda hybrid model to have an i-DCD (a Sport Hybrid Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive) which is a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and a 22-kilowatt electric motor rather than a CVT (continuously variable transmission) coupled to a 4-cylinder 1.5L Atkinson-cycle engine. The dual clutch transmission can completely disengage the gas engine from the electric motor, allowing electric-only drive.

If you’ve never tried the Fit before, now is a good time to test drive the Honda Fit before the redesign hits our showroom floor. We promise that you’ll love this car so you’ll be even more excited for the all new Fit.

2015 Honda Fit Austin TX

2015 Honda Fit Interior