|Honda will take the wraps off the 2015 Fit at the 2014 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit on 13 January. At the same time, Honda’s Acura division will break out the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype performance luxury sedan for NAIAS.|
The 2015 Fit, known as Jazz domestically, showcases improved design that further extends the Crossover’s status as the popular vehicle in the subcompact-car class. Since its debut in the States in 2007, the Fit has been a Car and Driver ‘10-Best’ vehicle on an annual basis. Globally, the subcompact is a best selling variant with approximately 4.87 million units sold. The Fit is manufactured at ten locations around the world and sold in 123 countries.
2015 Honda Fit to debut at the NAIAS
The 2015 Fit builds on its predecessor’s innovative packaging, flexible cargo capability and fun-to-drive character with spirited new styling, an even more spacious and refined interior packed with leading-edge connected car technologies. The third generation Fit is set to offer enhanced fuel-efficiency and performance courtesy of its new platform and Earth Dreams Technology powertrain. Equipped with the Honda-exclusive next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, the new Fit is also anticipated to earn class-leading safety ratings.
New TLX marks debut of new name for Acura’s mid-size sedan
At the other end of the spectrum, the debut of the all-new TLX at NAIAS marks the debut of a new name for Acura’s mid-size modern luxury sedan entry which replaces the outgoing TL model. The new TLX will feature more emotional styling with tidier, sports sedan proportions wrapped around two all-new advanced powertrains, each mated with a new transmission, that provide even more athletic performance, along with a host of signature Acura technologies. The TLX will be available in either a two-wheel or all-wheel drive version.
In conjunction with the launch of the production TLX in the second half of next year, Acura will discontinue sales of the TSX variant next year, as it moves to clarify its sedan lineup with a clear hierarchy of three distinct models – the entry luxury ILX, mid-size TLX sports sedan, and flagship RLX performance sedan.