New Design Makes Honda Fit Even More Fun
When the brand new 2015 Honda Fit lands at Crown Honda later in September, general manager Kabeir Dilawri intends to have a party.
“It lands late this month,” said Dilawri this week. “And when we unveil it, we’ll invite our Fit customers down to the dealership for a celebration. This is going to be a great new vehicle.”
No kidding. According to U.S. News and World Report, the 2015 Honda Fit ranks No. 1 in affordable small cars, No. 2 in hatchbacks and No. 1 in affordable subcompact cars.
“The 2015 Honda Fit ranks 1 out of 40 Affordable Small Cars,” wrote the U.S. News and World Report panel of experts. “This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Honda Fit, as well as reliability and safety data.
“Abundant cargo space, a roomy back seat and a comfortable ride make the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit a standout among small hatchbacks. It also has superb fuel economy ratings.
“Critics agree that the four-cylinder Honda Fit feels quicker than many subcompact cars, though some note that the engine is noisy in some situations. Reviewers think that the standard six-speed manual transmission makes the 2015 Fit fun to drive, while the optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) is generally smooth and responsive. Equipped with the CVT, the base Fit gets an EPA-estimated 33/41 mpg city/highway, which is superb for the class. Most reviewers say that the 2015 Fit handles nimbly, but isn’t as athletic or fun to drive as the outgoing model. That said, they agree that the ride is noticeably more comfortable, and that the redesigned Fit feels more composed at highway speeds.”
Dilawri is excited to get the new Fit on the lot.
“The 2015 Fit is a major redesign,” said Dilawri. “It’s a really cool car and this is the first major redesign since it came out in ’07. There are some great additions. Honda added a moon roof and new navigation features. They really listened to their customers.”
Of course, if you don’t want to wait, Dilawri has a great sale on the remaining 2014 Fits.
“We only have two 2014s left on the lot and we have great deals on those cars,” Dilawri said. “Come and see us. You’ll love the 2014 FIT, too.”
The Dilawri Automotive Group
Founded in 1984 by Ashok Dilawri, the Dliawri Automotive Group has more than 400 employees and includes seven Winnipeg-based car dealerships. It also provides customers with the Waverly Auto Mall (WAM) Collision Center, a 24-bay glass, paint and auto body center; D-MAX, a 14-bay detailing center; and GAS Performance, a specialty aftermarket and performance accessory showroom with the largest inventory of custom wheels and tires in Winnipeg. The Dilawri Automotive Group has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.