The Fit is a subcompact hatchback on the market since 2001. The car changed quite a bit throughout the years so the newest model is by far one of the best too. The car features all the safety tech of its more expensive siblings while being cheap and easy to drive. However, the Fit is not perfect. It lacks power so it might feel a bit too slow at times. In order to change that, it looks like a new model might be in store. So far it looks like the future 2019 Honda Fit will feature most of these upgrades.
2019 Honda Fit Rumors
So far Honda didn’t say much about this update. However, a Japanese publication did say a few things about it. For starters, the new model might receive at least one new engine. On top of that, the car’s running gear might change in order to better fit the new engines.
Even though Honda released the current Fit not that long ago, they already updated it with the 2018 model. This features a few design changes as well as some upgrades inside the cabin. However, the car remained the same under the skin.
This problem should be addressed by the future 2019 Fit which will likely employ all those upgrades. It looks like this will be the last update for this generation, especially since Honda may release an entirely new version in 2020.
Release and Price
Considering what happened in the recent years, it is safe to assume Honda will reveal the updated Fit in the mid of 2018. The car will likely go on sale shortly after in Japan and the other Asian markets. The US version of the car should arrive at a later date. If the rumors are anything to go by then we can expect the future Fit in early 2019.
Its price will likely hover around $17,000 for the base model which would make it one of the cheapest in its class. However, the more powerful version of the car might cost quite a bit more than that which will make the Fit challenge some really tough competitors.
One of the main selling points of the current Fit is the way it looks. We are glad to say the future 2019 Honda Fit is not going to change all that much. In fact, considering how recently Honda updated the model, it is safe to assume the Fit won’t change in the regular trim levels.
It will continue to offer the same aggressive appearance as before with the Sport model getting the same new body kit. However, it looks like Honda may release a hybrid version of the car.
This would receive a different grille and a new bumper. These changes would allow the Fit to be less noisy while driving which is important in a car where the engine is really quiet.
Even though it is cheap, the Fit actually features one of the most impressive cabins in its class. The driving position is tall so it gives the driver great visibility. On top of that, all the controls are where you would expect them to be and everything feels nice.
Chances are the same will be true for the 2019 Honda Fit. The only real change we expect here is the car’s infotainment system. This is quite slow and not that intuitive, so the change would be greatly appreciated on the new car.
2019 Honda Fit Specs and Hybrid powertrain
The US version of the Fit is currently available with only a 1.5 liter naturally aspirated engine. This can provide up to 130 horsepower which is barely average for its class. However, the 2019 Fit might change that. The new car could receive at least one more engine.
|2018 Honda Fit||Manual LX|
|Engine||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Gas Mileage||29/36 mpg City/Hwy|
|Fuel System||Gasoline Direct Injection|
The Japanese publication said the car will also get a 1.0-liter turbo-three which is currently in use on the Civic. This is capable of nearly 125 horsepower but more torque than the larger engine. The second new engine might be a 1.5-liter hybrid. Unfortunately, neither of these would be able to give the Fit the oomph it needs to succeed.
Some said the US model could get a larger turbocharged engine. This would actually make a lot of sense as there are quite a few hot hatchbacks in its class. Unfortunately, Honda didn’t say much so it remains to be seen if the rumors are true.
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