Americans got their version of a hatchback Honda Fit

Americans got their version of a hatchback Honda Fit

Anastasia Korolkova, 2 hours ago. Photo of the Drive and the Honda company

In comparison with its predecessor hatchback became 41 mm shorter length and 8 mm wider. Wheelbase added three centimeters in length.

L n the summer of this year, the Japanese introduced the third generation of the city hatchback Honda Fit (in Europe this model is sold under the name Jazz). However, then was shown only version, intended for Japan. Now the body goes to the North American market. The public debut of the novelty was held recently at the motor show in Detroit. Version for Europe likely to show in March in Geneva.

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The interior of the vehicle quiet by design. Quality finishing on a high level. Trunk volume folded back of the sofa can be used in the volumes 1492 HP

Differences from Japan modifications are not only to a different location steering in the cabin. So, unlike the Phi designed for the internal market, the Americans have not proposed a hybrid version. Until hatchback they will be sold with no alternative petrol motor capacity of 1.5 130 PS Aggregated he will be like with a six-speed «mechanics»and with the CVT. Production models for the American market will establish the company’s factory in Mexico next month. Prices for a novelty yet.

History

The first generation of hatchback Honda Fit was introduced in 2001 and initially sold only in Japan. Once managed to meet the domestic demand, the model was exported. In Europe body appeared in January 2002, called Jazz. The car was equipped with four-cylinder engines volume of 1.3 l and 1.5 l Агрегатировался as a five-speed «mechanics»and with the CVT. All-wheel drive version of the Phi was only available on the Japanese market.

The second generation of hatchback debuted in 2007 at the motor show in Tokyo. The American version of the model has appeared a little bit later, and before the Europeans car has reached only in 2010. In the US body was only sold with 117-1.5 HP motor. In addition to the «mechanics» and progressive transmission became available and the five-step «automatic machine». In 2010 in Los Angeles showed a prototype of the electric Phi. Mass production of this modification was launched in 2011, and for three years was released only 1100 times this event.

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