2015 Honda Fit hatch

American Honda: 2015 Fit on sale now, we can’t find one

American Honda announced Monday afternoon through its G+ circle, that the 2015 Hacho in Mexico Fit “ is on sale now.” We can’t find one in the Pacific Northwest.

Our last Honda Fit article received much attention from readers as we expounded on the price point and tech-rich value added standard features of the made in Mexico 2015 Fit.

looking to the spec sheet and first driving impressions of the totally redesigned Fit, we believe the car to be the best overall value in a very competitive sub-compact class, and fully expect Fit to give the Nissan Versa Note a run for the money. One question that came up in the thread was” can anyone tell me when the 2015 Honda Fit will be available at dealerships?” After a 2 month delay, we couldn't answer the question.

The 2015 Fit is missing in action...

Sticking our collective necks in the ringer, (believe me our readers are very opinionated on this point) we believe that Fit is being positioned by Honda to gradually de thrown Civic as the entry-level cornerstone of the North American model lineup, if Honda can create and then fill the demand.Running at full capacity, the Celaya plant will produce 200,000 sub-compacts annually.

Anyone that reads us (thank you) knows that initially, we were not big Fit fans. We found the 2013 Fit to be as reliable as a Sears Kenmore refrigerator but exhaustively boring, bordering on the mundane. Putting the cars performance into perspective, our 81 year old mother drives one.

Honda pulled the plug on convention and displayed a totally redesigned 2015 Fit at the New York International Auto Show. Featuring an "Earth Dreams" 1-VTEC 4 cylinder engine with available CVT transmission, Fit offers a 9% increase in horsepower, greater torque, more usable interior space( thanks to the ’magic’ rear seat) and a sportier exterior styling cue, the newest generation Fit caught our attention.

Setting a new industry benchmark for standard features in a well priced, good looking and decent performing sub-compact, Fit is sure to be a bestseller in North America, if Honda can meet the anticipated demand. That's the $ billion question…Why can’t I find a 2015 Fit for sale in the Pacific Northwest?

Were's your Fit?

Here’s what Torque News has discovered: As of 6 am P.S.T., none of the major auto groups in Northern California, Oregon or Washington are advertising the availability of the 2015 Fit.

Kendel Motors, the 9th largest auto group in the U.S., has an overstock of 2013 Honda Fits sitting on their lots. Ron Tonkin of Portland, Oregon? None.

Torque News will keep you informed as this story develops.

Comments

This morning, I read on another "Hondafan" site that San Francisco Honda claims to have 2015 Fits in stock now. They also claim to be the biggest seller of Fits in the US.
Good morning Steve. That would be the 5th West Coast dealership reporting availability in a teaser ad. We'll check it out. Thanks for the lead.
Are at Berkeley and El Cerrito as of yesterday, 5-9-14. I know because I drove one.
Thank Lynn for the heads up. What did you think of the car?
I purchased a 2015 Silver EX-L last night in Auburn, California. Auburn Honda sold two yesterday and they have a Red EX on their showroom floor.
Thanks Ryan. We trust that you'll enjoy your new Fit and would like some back from you in the near future. Thanks. Parks.
Here is a little update. My wife took the car on a joyride yesterday through the Sierra foothills. After that drive the car got 27.8 mpg. She said it took a little while to get used to how long it takes to slow down after taking her foot off the accelerator prior to corners. I have a feeling for a while she was breaking hard and accelerating hard out of corners. This morning I took it to work and it is about 10 miles. 2 miles of city, 8 miles of freeway. I got 39.5 mpg and I was on Eco for half the way. My average speed was about 65 mph with some 70-75. At 70 mph the rpms were about 2300. The car has 185 miles on it now and it is showing 32.5 mpg, although there aren't enough miles under it to really know.