Taipei, Taiwan - Honda Taiwan launched the new model change (MMC) 2018 All New FIT on September 20. Upon the outstanding traditional features including “the exceptional functionality and spacious comfort ”, “most complete active and passive safety equipment”, “fuel-efficient and yet dynamic agility and maneuverability”, and “unique interior and exterior design of cars amongst the same level”, the 2018 All New FIT is equipped with new practical features with excellent performance (S grade) including 9 active safety systems, 6 airbags (Supplementary Restraint System or SRS), Push Start, Smart Entry to set a new standard for 5-door hatchbacks. The 2018 All New FIT will be available at Honda Cars in Taiwan from September 23rd at a recommended selling price of NT$ 659,000 for 1.5 VTi-S and NT$689,000 for 1.5 S.
Sportier, innovative, and optimized design concepts against competitive products
The 2018 All New FIT carries a sportier and innovative appearance with a brand-new design featuring a “lower and broader chassis”. The cool front and rear bumpers in a brand-new design and the stylish dual-color polished wheels present a smart, active, and sporty style. Continuing the Honda-specific “Man Maximum Machine Minimum” philosophy, the 2018 All New FIT keeps the interior space for flexible handling and realizes an ample and cozy space in excess of cars in the same level. The All New FIT’s unique ULTRA SEAT provides diverse seat mode to enhance the flexibility and convenience of the compartment adjustments.
For interior design, the All New FIT endeavors to overcome the confinement of small car interior design by developing a futuristic space and functions suitable for driving and seating. In addition to a dashboard with operating interfaces designed with advanced technologies, a constant temperature air-conditioning system with a capacitive TFT control panel is equipped for all models of the All New FIT. The 1.5S grade is also equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ahead of other cars of the same level, for owners to connect their smart phone with the stereo and control directly from application on the control panel to present a high-tech feeling as a whole. In addition, to enhance use flexibility, the Smart Entry and the Push Start are equipped on the S grade. Apart from the high-quality leather cover, the passenger seat has glossy piano coating and coated metal trim panels. All seats are equipped with durable leather covers. The evolutionary interior decoration marks out the taste and quality of the owner in all aspects.
Building total safety protection with G-CON, ACE steel body structure, and 9 active safety systems
The 2018 All New FIT inherits the Honda-specific G-CON technology and ACE steel body structure which absorbs impact energy extensively and efficiently and achieves an incomparable body structure. The impact buffer structure is used on the front to protect the safety of pedestrians. All New FIT is equipped with 9 active safety systems ahead of competitors, including the “Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)”, “Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (MA-EPS)”, “Hill Start Assist (HSA)”, “Brake Override System (BOS)”, “Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)”, “Brake Assist (BA)”, “Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)”, “Comfort Turning light System (CTS)”, and “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)”. The “International Standards Organization FIX (ISOFIX)” device is also added to the 2018 All New FIT. The S grade, which is most favored by consumers, is upgraded with 6 SRS. In addition, All New FIT realizes Honda’s efforts in “self-protection enhancement”, “opposite car damage reduction”, and “pedestrian injury reduction” with all-round passive safety features in order to achieve complete safety protection and human-friendly safety design.
Fuel efficient and yet dynamic agility and maneuverability
The 2018 All New FIT is equipped with the “G-Design Shift CVT continuous variable transmission from “Earth Dreams Technology” to achieve the fun of absolute control and ultimate fuel efficiency. Transmission efficiency is enhanced to reduce fuel consumption by the weight reduction of the transmission system and optimal gear ratio. The G-Design Shift design by Honda equips CVT transmission with the gear shift advantages of AT transmission and excellent linear acceleration. Along with the Paddle Shift steering wheel quick gear shift key and emulated 7-speed gear design, the fun of driving is fully captured. Apart from inheriting Honda’s proud i-VTEC technology, the 1.5L engine equipped on the All New FIT has undergone fortification and weight reduction to achieve overall performance enhancement to 120PS output, which is in excess the performance of any cars of the same level. In fuel consumption, the average consumption is fuel-efficient up to 17.7km/L (VTi-S) and 17.4km/L (S).
The 2018 All New FIT starts a new vision and various leading indicators in 5-door hatchbacks to re-define the standard of cars of the same level.
For interested customers, please contact any Honda Cars dealers across Taiwan or visit the Honda Taiwan website at http://www.honda-taiwan.com.tw/auto/ for more information.