2017 Honda Fit Release Date, Review, News

With such an amazing strong and fuel-efficient engines, accommodating cabin, and lots of competitive features, the new 2017 Honda Fit promises to be a solid choice for everyone shopping in the subcompact car segment. Its release date should be expected July this year.

Some of the defining highlights for the 2017 Fit include an excellent visibility, a high fuel-efficient, an unmatched small car versatility owing to the unique rear seat design, spacious cargo area and seating, and an excellent rear visibility. Generally, for 2017, the new Honda Fit returns unchanged.

2017 Honda Fit exterior, alloy wheels

Quite often, car names are made up of random or alphanumeric jumbles, however, the Honda Fit has proved itself as a perfect literalism. One thing notable though is its versatile, spacious interior space that can accommodate a lot of stuff inside.

A first for the 2017 Fit is the ample interior space that offers a spacious head-and legroom. Also, the Fit comes with plenty of standard features and an impressive roster of optional technology. Add the superb fuel economy ratings and you’ve got yourself a unique vehicle that is talented in almost all of its offerings.

2017 Honda Fit exterior, rear view, taillights

One of the most conspicuous standout is the “Magic Seat,” which facilitates hauling just behind the driver and front passenger seat, and is uniquely built and also has a flip-up seat bottom. You could as well leave the seatbacks forward and fold the seat bottom down.

Interior wise, the vehicle comes with soft-touch materials and new available upgrades like keyless entry and ignition, and leather upholstery. The Fit also comes with an impressive excellent visibility and nimble handling.
You can’t find anything else better than the Fit on the market today.

2017 Honda Fit front angle, silver color

The subcompact hatchback offers better and much superior features and technologies than any other vehicle in its segment. Some of the close alternatives, which you might have stumbled upon, include the 2017 Ford Fiesta, the 2017, Kia Soul, and the 2017 Toyota Yaris.

That said, if versatility, tight budget, and a spacious cargo capacity, the new 2017 Honda Fit remains your perfect bet.

Available Trims – Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit exterior, yellow color

The new and redesigned 2017 Honda Fit is available in a walloping four trims: the base LX, mid-trims EX, EX-L, and the top-of-the-line EX-L with Navi trims. You can find the 2017 Honda Fit Si and Hybrid in a separate review.

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – Honda Fit

Some of the standard LX features and technologies include a 5” touchscreen display, LED brake lights, 15” steel wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, full power accessories, automatic headlights, a four-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, and a cruise control.

2017 Honda Fit gear shift knob, lcd screen and leather seats

Picking the EX model gets you an additional USB port, a 7” touchscreen interface, LaneWatch display, Siri Eyes Free functionality, an upgraded rearview camera, an HDMI input, an optional navigation system, a six-speaker sound system, keyless ignition and entry, and a sunroof.

Opting for the EX-L trim gets you a leather upholstery, body-color side mirrors, heated front mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and LED automatic headlights.

2017 Honda Fit exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Going the EX-L way gets you everything on the EX-L trim plus, a satellite and HD radio, a navigation system, and exterior heated mirrors.

Engine Specs – 2017 Honda Fit

Under the hood of the new 2017 Honda Fit is a four-cylinder 1.5L engine and is rated at 114 pounds of torque and 130 horsepower. On the LX and EX is a six-speed manual transmission system which is the standard transmission system, while the Continuously Variable Transmission system is optional. However, the CVT is standard for the EX-L and EX-L with Navi.

During our own test drive, the Fit was able to dash to 60 mph from standstill in just 8.8 seconds.

2017 Honda Fit engine

According to Honda, the fuel economy ratings stand at 29/38/32 mpg for the manual-equipped Fit, and 32/38/35 mpg for the CVT-equipped version. The entry-level LX leads the pack with its impressive 33/41/36 mpg.

Some of the standard safety features available for the Fit include side-curtain airbags, traction control, antilock disc brakes, stability control, active head restraints, and front-side airbags.

Price & 2017 Honda Fit Release Date

2017 Honda Fit side angle, blue color

Anyone wishing to buy the 2017 Honda Fit should expect it in the 2nd Q of 2016. As for the pricing, you should expect the vehicle to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $15,790.

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2017 Honda Fit rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Honda Fit front view, grille and taillights

2017 Honda Fit interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

2017 Honda CR-V Spy Shots and News

Honda CR-V has already become one of the most anticipated vehicles for the next year. There is a lot going on around the production and marketing of this SUV. There have been lots of spy shots, and again nobody knows the exact plan, Honda has for this one. It’s like water, where ever you put it, it takes the shape of that. If you put the news of this vehicle to some pessimistic person’s hands, it will be the dark as it can be and if you have someone who loves SUV’s writing the news, you will get every single shred of light you can get. Maybe the marketing teams should look up to the Hollywood ways of thinking. If you want to sell some product, you need to keep the product’s name in people’s heads. Maybe that is why we know about the Honda CR-V, but actually do we know anything?




Reason For New Marketing Moves

This is a business worth of billions of dollars, and when something is in plan to be made, nobody asks us what we want. Instead, there are thousands of experts making plans for the future moves of the company. This is the case with every single industry, and statistics in that field are very important even when the changes are measured in decimals.


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The thing is, Acura’s sale has dropped for 9.3 percent for a year, and Honda brand light truck sales have risen by 8.1 percent. That is why, all the executives are turning to minivans, crossovers and pickups production. Jeff Conrad, Honda Division general manager, has said in a statement that they were looking forward to the third straight year of record results, with their redesigned Accord Hybrid and the all new Ridgeline pickup. Nobody even mentioned sedans or sport cars. On the top of that, we also got a really good news that the Honda CR-V crossover posted sales of 29,615 (which is a June record) and gained a 4.5 percent.

2017 Honda CR-V With 7 Seats?

Those are the main reasons we are getting the all new spy shots from Germany, and all other gossip news about the 2017 Honda CR-V. That is why we even have some speculations about the third row of seats in 2017 Honda CR-V, which is, judging by the size of that monster, going to be the correct speculation. And again the size of that car is influenced by the already existing Honda HR-V, and it would be a shame to have two crossovers looking exactly the same, but are we ready for that change?

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Honda CR-V has lots of rivals (Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi Outlander, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4 etc.)

As we have already said we have the Honda HR-V which is a direct contender to Mazda CX-3, Subaru Crosstrek and even Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester. Honda CR-V is getting closer to Honda Pilot. What are we left with in the future? A tank?

In the end, the Honda CR-V has always been recognized as a regular two row SUV, and we had the Honda Pilot for three seats.

The rumors might be true or not, but the figures are there to prove that customers want more SUVs. The sales have risen up, and that is why the manufacturers must keep up and make additional offers.

The final verdict has been left for the potential buyers or enthusiasts to judge when the model comes out.

2017 Honda Turbo/ Hybrid/ Honda CR-V Limited Edition



The other rumored versions are the 2017 Honda CR-V Turbo and Honda CR-V Limited Edition which we will get, sometime in 2018, together with the plug-in hybrid engine.

The Honda CR-V Limited Edition is going to arrive with more the 5500 dollars worth of additional equipment, and you as a customer, will have to pay only 1700 dollars more for that pleasure. It will be available in 2WD and 4WD forms, with automatic and manual transmission.

The Limited Edition will be fitted with side steps, roof spoiler, front and rear parking sensors, automatic dusk sensitive headlamps, front fog lamps, blind spot camera and bigger wheels. Of course they will keep the regular equipment like keyless entry, seven inch infotainment display, rear view camera, cruise control, LED daytime lamps etc.

2017 Honda CR-V’s New Production Unit in Indiana?

One more interesting thing for 2017 Honda CR-V is a huge investment in a crossover production capacity in Greensburg plant in Indiana where the CR-V is going to be produced. Why? Well the plant in Guadalajara, Mexico is being overrun with HR-V model which is not getting enough supply from Celaya in Mexico. Both Mexican plants will contribute a yearly supply of 160,000 units for that SUV. That is how big that industry is right now, and how much the demand for the SUV’s is high right now.

If you would like to read a detailed review of 2017 Honda CR-V, please follow the link.

If you would like to see more about the 2017 Honda CR-V and 2017 Honda HR-V, you could take a look at some great video reviews from our good friend Barrington Williams.

Acura NSX -Porsche 911 GT3 – McLaren 12C Spider and Ideas Stealing?

Borrowing ideas is a normal thing, considering the fact that you cannot know everything (at least not all the time). That, and the sum of good and bad days push you to look at other creative people and simply steal (or learn) from them.

red Acura NSX similar to Porsche 911 GT3

Red Porsche 911 GT3

Following information is in boundaries of a rumor, having in mind that it’s coming from the unofficial source and it is an unofficial tale but it’s pretty interesting one.

Apparently, Honda’s engineers have their bad days like most of the mortals, and they like borrowing ideas and to learn. The word is, according to their project leader Nick Robinson, that they used at least two cars as their reference points while building their new-old supercar Acura NSX. They have used McLaren 12C and a Porsche 911 GT3. How did they do that?

Porsche 911 GT3 dashboard and steering wheel

Acura NSX interior dashboard steering wheel

For some unknown reason, if you are an engineer and you want to build a perfect car, you don’t want anyone to know that you are learning from the mistakes and successes of others. So, you want to go and buy the best car you can find, but anonymously. Maybe that adds some 007 style to the engineer’s life, I don’t know. The thing is, they didn’t want to be discovered. And they weren’t, for a good amount of time.

During the testing period, Acura’s engineers pushed the benchmark cars to their limits. So, naturally, they had to break something. Robinson emphasized that they had to return McLaren a couple of times in a warranty period and they didn’t suspect anything. But, Porsche had a black box system so they had some extra information. The black box stores information like engine data (over speed), gearbox data (early downshift), state of brakes and everything that they can use for diagnostics. The exact explanation on how did they find out that Honda has their vehicle is not yet published, but they did. When Honda had their car shipped back, they found the sticker under the engine cover, saying:”Good luck Honda from Porsche, see you on the other side”.

There is no way that black box has some option to memorize your position so the black box itself couldn’t have been used for the positioning purposes. This is only speculation, but the GPS data was the only way they could find out who the real owner was. They must have looked at the GPS data because of the unusual measurements inside the black box.

The unusual data was the style of driving and speed. Who else drives the Porsche 329km/h? That was the question Porsche engineers wanted to ask Honda’s representatives as soon as they peeked inside the black box. And on which track, since the top speed hits the roof at 310 km/h?

Basically, this cannot be considered as a corporate espionage and it is an awesome way to show that people don’t have to fight over some stupid things as these. This world would be a much better place to live in, only if we had more people like those engineers. They could have made some kind of a booby trap for Honda, but they chose to play fair and to act like gentlemen.

Acura NSX Technical Specs and Engine Porsche 911 GT3 Technical Specs and Engine

What exactly did they want to do with McLaren and Porsche?

Porsche 911 GT3 is a track focused car with the engine sitting very low on the back. Ideal for motorsport – 4.0 liter flat six engine with 368KW (500HP), 0-100 km/h 3.3 sec, top speed 310 km/h, fuel consumption 12.7 l/100km

McLaren 12C Spider – twin turbo DOHC V8 engine, 460 KW (616 HP), 0-100 km/h 3.3, top speed 329 km/h (204 mph), fuel consumption 11.7 l/100km

yellow McLaren 12C Spider

Honda Acura NSX – twin turbocharged DOHC V6 on the rear wheels and two electric motors on the front wheels, Maximum total system power 427 KW (573 HP), top speed 307km/h (191 mph), fuel consumption 11.2 l/100km

When we analyze all three vehicles we could assume that Porsche was the benchmark for the steering technology, since it has a low center of gravity, just like the NSX, and Spider could have been there because of the engine calibrations. We will never know that. All we have is this interesting tale to tell our children. Or forget it in T minus 1sec.