2012 Honda Fit Could See Improved Fuel Economy, 6-Speed Manual Transmission

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2012 Honda Fit Could See Improved Fuel Economy, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
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Thanks to a 2011 Honda Fit dealer brochure obtained by TempleofVtec, we now have some insight into what might be coming for the 2012 Honda Fit. With the second-gen model launching in 2009, by 2012 the car is due or a refresh and its likely to get some of the new items and upgrades currently being rolled out in Japan.

There’s a lot of new content in the Japanese 2011 models and some of it will eventually find its way here for 2012. Much of it isn’t interesting or newsworthy, but there are a few important bits of info. One big change are aerodynamic upgrades (inspired by the upcoming Fit Hybrid) that will help the car achieve better fuel economy. Currently the Fit gets as much as 35-mpg highway and this small improvement should increase that to 36-mpg.

Also of note is a six-speed manual on an RS performance model. That same transmission could become standard equipment in the Fit, helping boost highway fuel economy from 33-mpg (for manual models) up to 35-mpg.

Another important bit of info included is a 30 km/l rating for the Fit Hybrid. With a different method of testing fuel economy in Japan, it’s not possible to do a straight conversion, but this will most certainly put the Fit Hybrid at or over the 40-mpg number.

GALLERY: 2011 Honda Fit Brochure (Japanese)

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[Source: TempleofVtec]

  • bibi khan

    is the 2012 fit….is auto ?just interesting…