Detroit: The 2015 Honda Fit is roomier, stronger, more frugal, smarter while being smaller

The all-New 2015 Honda Fit debuted at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). It has been one of the best cars in its class since its introduction into the North American market. With a bigger, more powerful engine, the 2015 Honda Fit has 13 additional horsepower and eight more lbs-feet of torque. It’s a direct-injected, 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine that makes 130 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 114 lb-ft of torque at 4600 rpm.

A 6-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is available with paddle shifters. With the CVT, the 2015 Honda Fit can get 33 mpg city, 41 mpg highway and 36 mpg combined. That’s an improvement over the outgoing model.

“The Honda Fit is a small car with big aspirations. Faster, more fuel-efficient and more fun, it’s a subcompact with larger-than-life-capabilities,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of automobile sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “It’s simply the best Fit to date and, we believe, a new benchmark in the small-car category.”

Despite being larger inside, with more power and more utility, the 2015 Honda Fit is 1.6-inches shorter in length. It’s also 57-lbs lighter. Production begins in Mexico (Honda’s newest manufacturing facility) next month with deliveries beginning later this year.

Let’s hope Honda let one be tested in the Rocky Mountains!

Check out this informative video of the 2015 Honda Fit’s debut!