Updated 2018 Honda Fit Sport Targets A Younger Audience

Honda has released more details on the updated 2018 Fit for North America, just ahead of its official launch in the coming days.

For the 2018MY, Honda has updated the Fit with new front and rear fascia, a two-piece chrome and piano black grille and new alloy wheel options, as well as adding two new colors to the palette – Helios Yellow and Orange Fury.

Their goal was to give the 2018 Honda Fit more presence, with the company even adding a Sport trim to the range which features a more aggressive and sporty look thanks to its exclusive bodywork features at the front, sides and the rear.

These include a low, sharp front splitter highlighted in bright orange, integrated fog lights, model-exclusive gloss black finish for the 16-inch alloys, a three-strake diffuser with orange detailing, a chrome exhaust tip and the obligatory Sport badge.

The new 2018 Honda Fit Sport also gets a unique black interior with cross-hatched fabric on the seats and door panels, featuring bright orange stitching on the seats, armrest and the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

All models are now available for the first time with Honda’s Sensing suite of driver assistance systems as well, including features like Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System and more.

The 1.5-litre direct-injected petrol engine continues to offer its services with either a six-speed manual or a CVT, producing 130hp in the case of the former and 128hp should you choose the automatic.

Honda has also retuned the dampers while adding extra body reinforcements and a more rigid steering system. They’ve also made adjustments to the transmission and steering system while added an acoustic windshield and more insulation for a quieter cabin.

The 2018 Honda Fit retains its EPA fuel economy rating of 29/36/31 (city/highway/combined) for the manual and up to 33/40/36 for the CVT model. Honda has still to provide more photos of the updated Fit or any pricing details so stay tuned for more.

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  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    I do wish they would do more with this JAZZ

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Updated 2018 Honda Fit Sport Targets A Younger Audience
    And called it Ricer Ronnie!

  • Snowball

    In Europe this OLD Jazz has to compete with: The New Fiesta, The New Polo, the New Ibiza… all with turbocharged engines… and the last 2 equally as spacious…

    IMO not a snowball in hell’s chance Honda…!

    • Sébastien

      I’d say it compete with Seat Arona, C3 aircross etc… as the miniMPV segment is being replaced by SUV like cars.

  • Grumpy

    “Targets a younger audience” Well it is affordable…so by default it will attract a younger audience. Is that something they just discovered?

  • emjayay

    Maybe they would be even quieter if they didn’t have sprayed onto molded fiberboard imitation mouse fur or whatever the eff it is fake carpeting.

  • Trackhacker

    I hate this black wheel trend. Never liked black wheels on cars…and never will. Just the lazy way out in regards to styling.

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