[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Honda to Launch Next Generation Advanced Powertrain Vehicles by 2018, Honda FCV Concept Makes North
More.......................
Rebirth of an Icon: Next Generation Acura NSX Unveiled
More.......................
Live coverage from the NSX introduction at the 2015 North American International Auto Show
More.......................
Less camo seen on these 2016 Honda Pilot test prototypes
More.......................
Honda Division Breaks Annual Auto Sales Record as Honda and Acura Brands Set Numerous New Sales Mark
More.......................
Acura NSX Production Model to Make World Debut at 2015 North American International Auto Show
More.......................
Honda FCV Concept to Make North American Debut at 2015 North American International Auto Show
More.......................
American Honda Sets New November Sales Records; Core Vehicles Lead the Way
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: AHM Marketing learned something :)
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Bah Humbug.. wait till the Deutsche Bundesbank goes broke.
Join Discussion......
RDX --> Re: Heard On The Street
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Which car manufacturer has the biggest fanbase?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Tesla Model S Real World Cold Weather Update
Join Discussion......
TOV Asia --> Re: Honda Grace...and people say sedans do not sell in Japan?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda UNI-CLUB "I won't let you down"
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Happy Birthday.... J35 vs iMMD
Join Discussion......
Photoshops --> 2016 RDX MMC?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: A Farewell to the Stickshift Acura
Join Discussion......
Pilot --> Re: Pilot Clearance?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Tesla P85D: AWD, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Porsche 7PDK and 7MT are closely related!!
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 2015 Euro Civic tweaks
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 2016 Civic Questions
Join Discussion......
JDM Honda Fit MMC Details
 Date: September 02, 2010 11:27
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: DanielGR
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


After picking up a copy of the latest brochure for the Japanese Fit, DanielGR sent the following email and scans. It's unclear whether or not the US-market Fit will benefit from these changes in model year 2012. Honda has already announced that 2011 Fits are arriving with minimal changes.

As promised (though late), here is a copy of JDM's Fit MMC early brochure, which is available at Honda dealers in Japan and should arrive in October, just after the end of some of the ECO-car incentives in Japan.
(sorry but the files are too big to be sent by e-mail, so you'll have to download it from my live storage)

Apart from the revised exterior styling, here is a summary of the new stuff for the Japanese market.
- New hybrid version using the Insight's IMA while keeping Fit's class-leading interior flexibility.
- New 6MT on the 1.5L RS version.
- ECON-mode on gasoline AT versions (afaik this is the 3rd JDM gasoline model to use it after Odyssey and StepWGN); think of hybrid's ECON minus everything related to IMA.
- LED tail-lights on all models (previously only available on selected trims).
- Standard rear and front center armrests for 1.5X versions (the front one is like the one currently available in EU models, which is different from the optional arm-rest that was used in Japan and the US up to now).
- Available parking assist system as factory option.
- Available non-navy stereo with integrated back up camera monitor and enhanced USB connectivity (see p7)

FE is up through the whole range by about 0.5 km/L (think about 1mpg). I believe that comes mainly from aero enhancements of the new body-work, which btw seems to share many family cues with the 2011 US Accord / JDM Inspire redesign.

Of interest for the US market I would consider (just guessing):
- the 6MT on the 1.5L RS models
- front and/or rear arm-rests
- non-navy stereo with rear back up camera.
- improved HW mileage

Of interest for other markets (just guessing):
- Hybrid version coming, starting with Europe in early 2011.
- exterior styling is likely to spread everywhere.
- ECON mode might be made available for the first time outside Japan on non-hybrid models (only for AT cars).
- improved HW mileage
- 6MT availability in Europe (with top gears similar to current i-shift version)










Last edited by JeffX on September 02, 2010 11:56

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  JDM FIT full roof glass sunroof
czqtothemoon 1
  Park assist?!?
RSX 3
  : ( Looks worse than current model
hondaxprt 2
  been looking at these a couple days now...
blackstripe77 7
  Rear disc brakes for US?
FAL 3
  AWD...........
HONDA AFVM 5
  Hybrids
Blue_Sky_surfer 2
  RS
Spearsoft 6
  MT6
TonyEX 10
  Daniel, I stand corrected
WongKN 1
  Engine HP improvements
aznstuart 4
TOV Video: Interview with 2016 Acura NSX LPL Ted Klaus
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2015 North American International Auto Show Day 1
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2015 Acura TLX
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2015 Acura TLX 2.4 P-AWS
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2015 Acura TLX 3.5L SH-AWD
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2015 Honda Fit
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2014 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy