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