Honda has announced that it will introduce the North American version of its all-new Fit compact at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Honda unveiled the Fit for other global markets in July.
Set to go on sale next summer, the 2015 Fit rides on an all-new platform and boasts updated exterior and interior styling. The 2015 Fit retains the same basic shape as the outgoing model, but features Honda’s latest “Exciting H Design” global design language.
Honda hasn’t released powertrain specifications for the 2015 Fit, but the five-door hatchback is expected to make use of Honda’s 1.5L four-cylinder engine. Overseas models get an automatic start-stop system, but the U.S. version of the Fit is not expected to be fitted with the fuel-saving tech.
A hybrid version of the Fit will also be off limits to U.S. buyers.
Set to be built at Honda’s plant in Celaya, Mexico, the Fit will initially be offered as a five-door hatchback, but sedan and SUV variants are also planned for the coming years.