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Honda is displaying a heap of customized Fit hatchbacks at this week's SEMA in Las Vegas. Nine of the modded little econoboxes are on the floor showing off wildly divergent takes on the Japanese automaker's most affordable offering. The company has reason to celebrate the new vehicle, too, because it's been dubbed this year's "Hottest Sport Compact" award at the event.

Six of the custom Fits come from a contest that Honda ran online challenging various tuners to come up with their own take on the new model. People could then follow along online as Tjin Edition, Bisimoto Engineering, Kontrabrands, MAD Industries, Spoon Sports USA and Kenny Vinces worked on the cars. In the end, the version from Tjin (pictured above) with its subdued green paint, huge fender flares and ground-hugging stance was named the fan favorite.

In addition to those cars, Honda also has three other modded Fits on display. Honda Performance Development is showing off one in full B-spec racer trim, Honda Genuine Accessories has an example displaying all of its dealer-installed parts, and there's another model tuned by Bisimoto, as well.

Check out the gallery to see all of these fantastic Fits, and scroll down to read Honda's press release.
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2015 Honda Fit takes SEMA Show by Storm

11/04/2014 - LAS VEGAS

Fit wins SEMA Award as "Hottest Sport Compact"

Tjin Edition voted Fan Favorite in the 2015 Fit Performance Project

HPD displays extensive line of available racing "crate motors"


The all-new 2015 Honda Fit (automobiles.honda.com/fit/) arrived at the 2014 SEMA Show in strength, with nine personalized versions on display in the Honda booth, quickly winning the coveted SEMA Award as the "Hottest Sport Compact" at a ceremony formally opening the show. The Honda booth at the SEMA Show is highlighted by the Fit customized by Tjin Edition, voted as the Fan Favorite in the 2015 Fit Performance Project, which enabled fans to track the build processes of several teams through an interactive Honda Tumblr site.

"The 2015 Fit is a worthy addition to Honda's strong heritage of developing tuned sport compact vehicles, and it wears the mantle of "Hottest Sport Compact" well," said Jeff Conrad, SVP & General Manager of Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co, Inc. "Fun to drive, versatile and a great value, the new Fit does so many things right, and it's great to see it becoming a popular platform for owner personalization."

Over the past few months, Honda and its fans followed the progress of six build teams that customized the all-new 2015 Fit through an ambitious project vehicle program and interactive Tumblr experience dubbed the 2015 Fit Performance Project (#ProjectFit). The six build teams, Tjin Edition, voted Fan Favorite; Bisimoto Engineering; Kontrabrands; MAD Industries; Spoon Sports USA; and the award-winning Kenny Vinces, each personalized the Fit virtually in public, something rarely seen in a very competitive industry. Photos, video and animated GIFs of the transformations in progress were posted throughout the campaign at hondaloves.tumblr.com where fans ultimately voted for their favorite build.

Three additional personalized 2015 Honda Fit vehicles are on display in the automaker's booth including a Fit B-spec race car prepped for competition by Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda's North American racing company; a Fit loaded with available dealer-installed Honda Genuine Accessories; and an additional Fit personalized by prominent tuner, Bisimoto, on behalf of Norm Reeves Honda in response to fan feedback prompted through the 2015 Fit Performance Project.

HPD is back at the SEMA Show displaying its extensive line of racing engines which are available for purchase for sanctioned racers in North America. HPD has long supported grassroots through pinnacle racing, and the display highlights the broad spectrum of available engines ranging from go-cart motors to IndyCar and ALMS engines. Please refer to the separate HPD SEMA Show press release for full details on the display or visit hpd.honda.com/racing-line/racing-line-store for consumer information.

Bringing a "fun to ride" element to the Honda display, a range of Honda Powersports products help highlight Honda's broad range of enthusiast oriented products beyond automobiles. On display at the show: the Pioneer 500 side by side, the NC700X, CBR300R, and the wildly popular Grom.

After viewing all of the impressive vehicle displays at the 2014 SEMA Show, attendees with media credentials are also invited to celebrate at the second annual "Honda Soiree" on Nov. 4 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Tao Nightclub inside the Venetian hotel complex. Members of the media are invited to visit the Honda booth in the Central Hall at the SEMA Show on Nov. 4, where a limited number of media entry wristbands will be available.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive automobiles for American car buyers through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Accord, Crosstour, Civic, Fit, CR-Z and Insight along with the Pilot, and CR-V sport-utility vehicles and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 30 years and currently operates 16 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2013, more than 94 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Honda Powersports
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Side-by-Sides in the U.S. American Honda's Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these products through independent authorized Honda retail dealers.

For more information on Honda products, go to powersports.honda.com.

Summary of Vehicles on Display at the American Honda Booth

Honda Automobile Display
2015 Honda Fit EX equipped with Honda Genuine Accessories

From Honda Performance Development
2015 Honda Fit HPD B-SPEC Concept Race Car
#28 Andretti Autorsport DHL Show Car – Winner of the 2014 Indianapolis 500 (replica)
HPD Supercharged CR-Z IndyCar Series Pace Car
HI13RT IndyCar Engine
HPD K20 Formula Atlantic Engine
HPD L15A7 Formula F Engine
CRF250 Karting Engine
GXH50 Karting Engine
CR125 Karting Engine
GX120 .25 Midget Engine
GX160 .25 Midget Engine
AR35TT GT Engine


Project Vehicles
Bisimoto Engineering 2015 Honda Fit for Norm Reeves Honda

Bisimoto 2015 Honda Fit Turbo

Bisimoto 2015 Honda Fit Spec Car

Kontrabrands, LLC A.M.L. (Active Metropolitan Lifestyle) Honda Fit

Spoon Sports Super Taikyu 2015 Honda Fit

Kylie Tjin Special Edition Fit


Powersports Display
Pioneer side-by-side
Grom
CBR300R
NC700X

5 Aftermarket project vehicles. All modification information listed was provided by the vehicle builders and has not been confirmed by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. The modifications to these vehicles may void the manufacturer's warranty, may not be legal for street driving in all 50 states and have not been specifically suggested, recommended or approved by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

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