The 2018 Honda Fit Hybrid is coming with some significant updates. The famous sub compact hatchback received a facelift just recently. The facelifted version had its premiere a few months ago and we can see several changes on the model that is one of the key players on the market of small cars for more than 15 years. The original version came in 2001 and we have seen several versions of it so far. There are total three generations of it and the current model is present since 2013. The hybrid version originally came with the second generation, but the current model comes with a more advanced system and features a better overall efficiency. For this update, the company prepared various changes, and a hybrid version will also feature all of them. There are some improvements in terms of styling, but also some additional standard features in the offer.
2018 Honda Fit Hybrid changes
The 2018 Honda Fit Hybrid will come with several novelties. We already saw the new model which had its premiere a few months ago. This facelift brings improved styling. There are several new details that improve cars overall appearance. Most of the changes are at the front end, where the new model now completely follows the latest design language of the brand. The rear of the car also comes with changes, which is a close resemblance to the new Civic. When it comes to the interior design, it was hard to expect some bigger modifications. This excellent small hatchback already featured the best cabin in the class, thanks to the spacious interior and amazing features. Compared to the other models in class, 2018 Honda Fit Hybrid will come with better-quality materials and also with more standard features in the offer. For this update, the company added some new standard equipment.
2018 Honda Fit Hybrid interior features
As we already mentioned, the 2018 Honda Fit Hybrid will feature probably the best interior in the class. There are plenty of standard features. Standard models come with cloth upholstery, while leather seats and steering wheel are optional, as well as heated seats. It is also worth to mention that rear seats offer very generous legroom. So, this small hatchback can easily accommodate five adult passengers. In terms of technology and convenience, there is plenty of standard equipment. Standard models are equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, a six-speed audio system, keyless entry, sunroof, push-button start etc. When it comes to safety, there are many features available. Some of notable systems are electronic stability control, child lock, traction control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and many other.
2018 Honda Fit Hybrid powertrain
The 2018 Honda Fit Hybrid will continue with the same powertrain. There is a familiar hybrid system, which features a familiar 1.5-liter inline-four gasoline engine, which is good for about 110 horsepower. When it comes to the electric part of the powertrain, there is a 22-kW electric motor, which comes with a 0.86-kWh battery pack. The total output is around 135 horsepower. Besides enough power, the 2018 Fit Hybrid will also feature great fuel economy, which should go around 58 miles per gallon in a combined drive. Besides hybrid version, this small hatchback also comes in conventional gasoline and diesel variants. There are familiar 1.3 and 1.5-liter gasoline engines, as well as a 1.5-liter diesel unit. These units are available both with a manual and automatic transmission. Compare to the hybrid version, a 1.5-liter gasoline engine returns around 35 miles per gallon.
2018 Honda Fit Hybrid release date and price
The 2018 Honda Fit Hybrid is already available in some markets and it will come to others in next few months. When it comes to price, we don’t expect changes. So, base models should go around 20.000 dollars. On the other side, base gasoline models cost around 17.000 dollars.