Honda is making the next generation Fit, though, the amazing vehicle won’t become available before late 2018. According to the latest reports, the carmaker will introduce an efficient 1.0-liter engine, as well as an all-new hybrid option. The 2019 Honda Fit Hybrid reportedly use a 1.5-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine mated to an i-MMD system.
2019 Honda Fit Hybrid: Engine and Platform
This system will basically pair the gasoline engine with a two-motor system, which should enable a decent output of at least 120 horsepower. The 2019 Honda Fit Hybrid will use all-wheel drive only, but in case you thought that it’s going to be mated to a CVT, better think again. The drivetrain actually doesn’t need any conventional gearbox at all. Instead, it’s going to rely on a single fixed-gear ratio that makes a direct connection between moving components. This way enables a smooth transfer of torque within the system.
The new generation Fit will ride on an all-new platform. We don’t have all details regarding the architecture, yet we’ve found out how many pounds will shed from the vehicle. If everything goes according to Honda’s plan, the compact car will lose exactly 66 pounds. That’s not bad at all because the lightweight bodywork and ultra-efficient powertrain make a perfect combination.
The new underpinnings will reportedly stretch a little bit the 2019 Fit Hybrid. The compact already sports impressive seating arrangement, so we can’t even imagine what’s going to happen if the new generation Fit really gets a few additional inches.
Honda will introduce a range of design changes with the 2019 Honda Fit Hybrid. Still, we expect an evolutionary redesign without any too dramatic changes. The vehicle will most likely host a restyled front end and perhaps more dynamic rooflines, but that’s going to be pretty much everything. Of course, the details like new lights and redesigned bumpers are always included in every complete redesign. In addition, the 2019 Fit will also add a few new color options, as well as new wheel design. Interior styling will, on the other hand, sport updated magic seats and a totally new system. As we have heard, the compact will host a standard infotainment display and significantly better safety systems.
The all-new 2019 Honda Fit Hybrid will be available worldwide of course. The U.S. model will definitely be priced over $20,000. Though, it’s going to be a cheaper option than the Toyota Prius. In case you don’t have this kind of money, you can always buy a regular Fit, which will likely cost around $17,000.