Date: March 20, 2006 15:29
Premium, entry-level subcompact delivers high-end features and class-leading standard safety equipment for 2007
TORRANCE, Calif., March 20, 2006 – The all-new 2006 Honda Fit will debut at dealerships nationwide on April 20 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $13,850, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. The Fit leads the subcompact segment with the most standard feature content in its class, a unique level of interior functionality and a sporty driving character.
Built on Honda’s foundation of dependability, quality and reliability, the Fit includes a 109 horsepower, 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder, VTEC engine with a 5-speed manual transmission (an automatic transmission is also available, bringing the suggested retail price to $14,650). The Fit’s standard safety features include dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags, dual front side airbags, side-curtain airbags and an anti-lock braking system (ABS). Big on space, the Fit incorporates more than 111 cubic feet of interior volume and a Magic Seat™ that provides four distinct seating and cargo carrying configurations.
“The 2007 Honda Fit demonstrates how an affordable and fun small car can have similar safety features and refinement as larger, more expensive vehicles,” said John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda. “For consumers considering an attractive, affordable, and versatile car, the Fit provides a new entry point into Honda’s vehicle lineup.”
Priced at $15,170, the Fit Sport model with manual transmission adds a rear roofline spoiler, aero body kit, fog lights, security system with keyless remote entry, cruise control, a 200-watt, six-speaker audio system and 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P195/55R15 tires. Fit Sport models with the available automatic transmission come standard with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and will be available at the suggested retail price of $15,970.
Additionally, the Fit can be customized with Honda Factory Performance equipment including 16-inch alloy wheels, sport exhaust, chrome exhaust tip finisher, rear bumper accents and a sport mesh grille.
The Fit has an estimated city/highway fuel economy rating of 33/38 miles per gallon (manual transmission) and is expected to be among the highest ratings in its class. Destination and handling charges for all 2007 Honda vehicles are $550.
Update/Correction: The initial press release had an error on the output of the Fit Sport's stereo. The correct rating is 200 watts.
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March 20, 2006 17:41