Honda’s versatile, fuel-efficient, and fun five-door now features a quieter interior and a range of other new features for the 2012 model year. The B-segment continues to be an important segment as more consumers search for fuel efficient cars, and the 2012 Honda Fit will maintain its appeal thanks to its reasonably-sized exterior dimensions and cavernous interior. For 2012, the Fit will receive new standard equipment and a few minor updates to its styling.
Four-cylinder engines have replaced six-cylinder engines as the powerplant of choice in the U.S.
As Toyota expands its Prius lineup with a more versatile MPV, Honda is also preparing to launch its own fuel-efficient MPV based on the Fit. The automaker has already racked up 7,000 orders for the all-new Fit Shuttle , and it will be available at the end of July. The Fit Shuttle will be available with a 1.5-liter inline four cylinder engine, with a CVT or 5-speed automatic, offered in FWD or 4WD.