• Sep 20, 2007
What appear to be official press shots of the all-new 2009 Honda Fit have surfaced online for the first time. The new Fit should be making its official debut in a few weeks at the Tokyo Motor Show, with home market sales beginning this winter. The Fit should subsequently head over to American showrooms next summer. The new model has a pronounced one-box shape with a sleeker look than the current model. The car in the photos also gets a panoromic glass roof.

[Source: The Hollywood Extra]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      The improvement of the IP is welcome over the current ugly bit of kit going on in the current model, but now I hate what they have done to the body. The current model is kind of cool with the right number of angles and curves. This new design looks like a Prius which got hit in the rear.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kind of odd looking from the side --especially the font end.
      • 7 Years Ago
      From what I can see, I like it too!
      • 7 Years Ago
      All I have to say is this: WTF!?

      I love Honda but a lot of their recent designs are just killin me.

      The exterior looks good but not as good as the current one. It has sort of an odd shape, though.

      As for the interior: what is up with that dash?
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks good

      crosses fingers for 1.6 liter
        • 7 Years Ago
        would be my guess, i dont know if the r series only uses one size bore or if it would be the stroke that would change, or both. kinda new engine family. very nice for a single cam though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok, two points:

      It's amazing how many people call the car "ugly" or "puffy" or "minivan-like". This is an economy car, designed to fix the maximum amount of space into a minimum amount of material. It's not a competitor the BMW 6-Series or BM CLS. There's a good reason why these cars have the proportions they do and it has everything to do with utility.

      I agree the detailing is a little odd, but it's no stranger than the Yaris or Versa.

      The next point is crash safety. Yes, these are safe cars. No, they're not as objectively safe as a well-designed larger car, but the IIHS and NHTSA both give them reasonable ratings. The Fit (unlike, say, the Yaris or Aveo) has the benefit of being agile and controllable as the safest accident is the one you never get into. If you want absolute safety, you're going to pay more for the likes of a Volvo or Saab.

      Finally, there's power. These do 0-60 in about 10 and have reasonable passing power. That's better than a large number of cars from the last two decades, we've just been spoiled for power in the mainstream since the 2002 Altima. The Fit is fast enough and gets excellent mileage. Again, if you want faster, Honda will happily sell you a Civic Si or V6 Accord.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The best place to go for news on any Honda: Temple of Vtec. Link: http://vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=710132
      • 7 Years Ago
      It has even hp unless you are one of those "keeping up with the Jones" types. Honda didn't become number 1 in fuel economy by producing irrational and underengineered cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car looks like a Mercedes-Benz A class from the side to me...and I don not find those cars particularly attractive! Also, it looks very "puffed out" and like a mini mini-van. The headlights are butt ugly as well? What kind of crash protection do they offer, considering they make up almost half of the front end? Seriously though, I'm sure it's a perfectly safe vehicle, but I prefer the styling of the old Fit as well. This thing is ugly! And what is with the stupid nav screen? Does every vehicle REALLY need to have one?
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, I just had a flashback to my childhood!

      My sister had a little blue '70's model CVCC, and I swear this dash looks just like it. It probably isn't even close, but it reminds me of it. I just hope this new fit doesn't go retro with the nonexistant brakes hers had, and the clouds of blue smoke that issued forth on every cold start!

      Neat little box--I like it!
      • 7 Years Ago

      The front end leaves alot to be desired and it does not get mileage as good as my civic w/nav.
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