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#1 of 98 2009 Honda Fit
Aug 30, 2007 (3:47 pm)
Well, after some casual searching around the Web, I am unable to find much more than bare-bones information on the next-gen Honda Fit, so I thought I would throw it open to you dedicated Edmunds posters in the hopes someone else had more info!
I do know that it grows a little bit for the next gen, and some unconfirmed "spy pics" at Autospies give it a more microvan-ish look. And I also know that it will be released in Japan in about two months, right around the time of the Tokyo Auto Show, so I am sure the States will be getting it next year as an all-new '09 model.
Here's one little article I found:
Here's a different pic which I like more:
http://www.autoblog.com/2006/06/03/honda-fit-accord-and-cr-v-spotted-on-chinese-- - site/
And here's a third article, but again a lot of it just seems to be rumor. Honda seems to be very tight-lipped about the new model, unless I have just missed what I am looking for:
What would you Hondaphiles like to see in the new Fit? I would like to see fuel economy improvements for sure. And a height-adjustable driver's seat and just a general improvement in interior materials. An optional moonroof might be nice, but that is not Honda's style (a stand-alone moonroof option, I mean). I like that the car is nice and basic with a price to match.
Anybody want to see a 3-door model?
#2 of 98 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [nippononly]
Sep 01, 2007 (9:33 pm)
">Well can a host merge this with 2009/2010 honda fit. There is already a thread on this.
#3 of 98 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [nippononly]
Sep 02, 2007 (7:50 am)
What would I like to see in the new fit?
More legroom in the back. Lots of American kids get tall fast. It's not unusual for them to be 6 feet before they become teenagers. I'd like to see an extra three inches of legroom in the back seat. They could move the seat back permanently or make it adjustable. If that's too hard, maybe they could make the front seats a little thinner to provide more legroom in the back.
#4 of 98 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [ifit]
Sep 02, 2007 (5:21 pm)
4" longer overall with 4" legroom...it would still be only 161"
#5 of 98 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [nippononly]
Sep 02, 2007 (11:20 pm)
You haven't checked out vtec.net directly for info?
They're pretty good.
It's amazing how Honda has been able to keep a lid on this new version. They must be building them by now (for the Japanese market).
I can only hope for a better driving position.
#6 of 98 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [mwqa]
Sep 03, 2007 (9:22 am)
Yeah, I checked out Temple of VTEC, but they didn't seem to have any more than stuff I had already found.
And then there's this rumor that there would be "official" pics on the 26th because of the car's release in Japan, and yet here it is a week later and all we have is these couple of shots from magazine ads. I do like what I have seen so far though - the lines are better even if it is does look a little microvan-ish.
Mainly what I am looking for is a huge technology update under the hood - I expect i-VTEC in the next model, with a substantial improvement in low-end torque and emissions, and hopefully better fuel economy to boot.
Considering they plan to have the new hybrid 2-door model in a couple of years, it would be cool to see them develop that model off the Fit platform and eventually offer that hybrid powertrain in the Fit too. But that's a couple of years away at least...
#7 of 98 How about a clean diesel?
Sep 03, 2007 (4:36 pm)
Does anyone know if this will happen with the next generation? It would be a good opportunity for this to happen!
#8 of 98 Re: How about a clean diesel? [kreuzer]
Sep 03, 2007 (4:43 pm)
I think the only Honda diesels in the next two or three years will be the 2.2L and the 3L. The smaller one is for the Accord and then the CRV, the larger is for the Ridgeline (and perhaps someday the Odyssey?). So you will have to wait until the next-next generation for a Fit diesel, I think!
#9 of 98 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [nippononly]
Sep 07, 2007 (8:27 am)
i'd like to see something new under the hood! the l15 is great, but its an older engine...i've heard of an r15 that should put out slightly more power and better fuel economy.
i'd like to see a 1.6 litre sohc ivtec making about 120hp with about 112 lbs of torque. that would be a great zippy engine! and its hp would be low enough to still slot it below the civic.
....and how about an si version? with a 1.8 litre k series with 170 hp?
#10 of 98 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [eldaino]
Sep 08, 2007 (1:58 am)
no r15 engine. Just another l15 variant with some civic hybrid features without the hybrid system.