Honda Fit Hybrid To Be Displayed At Paris Motor Show 2010
Honda Fit will make its world debut at Paris Motor Show in September this year, showing us Honda’s commitment to hybrid technology.
After the new member of the Fit family will be launched, the car will be the first hybrid car of the subcompact car segment. The IMA hybrid engine and the control system are the same as of the Insight and CR-Z hybrids, having the advantage of the high reliability proved by this important technology. With almost two decades of development and 10 years of sales, the IMA Honda system proved to be flexible and trusty technology – over half million vehicles that benefit from the low emissions and high fuel mileage combination are present on the roads.
The new model will have the same engine as the Honda Insight hybrid, 1.3-liter i-VTEC matted to a CVT transmission and an electric motor between the two, creating a parallel hybrid system. Just like the Insight and Civic models, Fit hybrid will be capable of running with an electric motor in certain conditions and at low speeds.
A big part of the practical character of the Fit hybrid model is owed to its hight, but despite it is taller than Insight, Honda Fit manages to keep the CO2 and fuel mileage at comparative levels.
Visually, Honda Fit Hybrid stands out by an improvement of the halogen headlights, new tail-lights, protection bumper and a revised hood, with chromed accents. The new hybrid will also be available in the existent range of body colors and can be personalized using Lime Green metallic.
The interior is also refreshed with a new look, the dashboard has one color, darker, contrasting with the blue light of the gauges and audio system. The new hybrid is available with leather seat covers, being the first time when this feature is available on a Fit model for Europe (Jazz). The prices of the Fit Hybrid will be announced in time, before the sales will begin.
Along with Fit Hybrid, Honda’s stand will display a special edition of the Civic model built for Europe, the 2011 Insight, CR-Z, the new Fit, CR-V, Accord and Accord Tourer, as well the motorcycles line-up, VFR1200F equipped with the V4 engine, and a PCX motor scooter, with low CO2 emissions and a 125cc engine.