The Honda Fit is a fantastic vehicle that we at Lee’s Summit Honda are proud to sell. However, rumor has it that the 2019 Honda Fit will become even better. There may be a turbocharged engine option and a hybrid option!
The possible 2019 Honda Fit was shown in a Japanese publication where it was drawn with styling elements found in the newer Honda models. 2019 will bring about the fourth generation of the popular vehicle which could create some new engine options.
There may be a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which will be similar to the engine of the European Civic. Another option may be a hybrid variant, which will have a 1.5-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine.
In addition to the possibility of new engine options, the Japanese publication believes that the new Honda Fit will have a “Solid Wing Face” and have sharper LED headlights. The vehicle may also be lighter in weight and have some minor changes to the front bumper.
Although these are all just rumors, we must admit that we are excited to see what the future holds for the Honda Fit!
Today, most people agree that the future of mobility is electric. However, there are always ways to improve how that electricity is produced and how efficiently. It’s doubtful that electric cars will continue to draw their power from lithium-ion batteries for the rest of time.
Another solution is hydrogen fuel cells, and they’re coming sooner than you might think. Honda has officially started leasing its Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to select customers in Japan and the car should be arriving in California later this year.
The Clarity, which was shown off in New York, is powered by an electric motor that can produce 174 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. It recharges fully in about five minutes, emits only water vapor, and Honda expects it’ll receive an EPA-estimated driving distance of over 300 miles. The only downside right now is the lack of hydrogen refueling stations in the country, but as more of those are built, we might see the Clarity—or some other FCV—arrive at Lee’s Summit Honda.