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 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

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