In the U.S., appears in this year’s edition of the 2012 Honda Fit. The product family is used annually for up to 80,000 new registrations in the states and is thus a constant money makers for the Japanese. In our part of the small car under the name Honda Jazz is known. The series exists in Europe since 1984. The current, third generation came to market in late 2008 and recently underwent a facelift in April 2011.
The 2012 Honda Fit is famous in the U.S. once again a popular demand by the trade press: in particular, the large space and the relatively large volume of cargo to be praised. “Plenty of room for a small price,” said the conclusion might be. Adversely affected, however, is the silhouette of the vehicle, which is more like a minivan than a compact small car. It is driven by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with four cylinders that has no appreciable driving fun, but provides a low-cost positioning. It is shifted over a five-speed automatic transmission with Honda in the U.S. – also offers a manual transmission – is comparatively rare.
The standard equipment is impressive in terms of price: The 2012 Honda Fit saves on comfort and finesse as an integrated audio controls on steering wheel, a USB port forMP3 player and cruise control. Also on the security concept has not been saved: Among others, side airbags and stability control on board. Honda continues to emphasize that the fit for a small car is especially robust.