2018 Honda Fit, Smyrna Dealer Review
As one of Honda’s most popular hatchback models, the Honda Fit offers versatility, sporty styling and remarkable efficiency. The upcoming 2018 Honda Fit will have updated styling, available Honda Sensing® and will be offered with a new Sport trim option.
New styling for the front and rear fascia with a splash of added color make this new model more vibrant and youthful. 2018 models will feature a horizontally layered, two-piece chrome and piano black grille with a larger, more prominent “H” mark. Integrated headlights that blend into the side edges, chrome accents along the front bumper and a new full-width splitter lend an aggressive and sporty new look. The back bumper has also been redesigned with a full-width character line in piano black and a splitter-shaped lower section to accentuate the wider and lower body shape.
A completely new Sport trim level will be offered for the 2018 Honda Fit. It features aero form features at the front, sides and rear, bright orange highlights on the front splitter, 16-inch black alloy wheels, chrome exhaust finisher and a new Sport badge. Two new vibrant exterior color options – Helios Yellow Pearl and Orange Fury will also be available for the 2018 Honda Fit lineup.
The addition of available Honda Sensing® features (standard on EX trims and above) will promote this new subcompact Honda to the next level of safety and driver convenience options. The system includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Road Departure Mitigation. The new 2018 Honda Fit is the only vehicle in its segment to offer such a robust suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.
“With sporty new styling and additional feature content, the 2018 Honda Fit ups the ante with new styling and sophistication not typically found in the subcompact segment,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. “Fit has always represented a great value for subcompact customers and the addition of available Honda Sensing® to its fun-to-drive performance and unmatched versatility will keep the Honda Fit as the industry’s benchmark subcompact.”
Our Honda Dealership near Smyrna, GA is anxiously anticipating the arrival of the new 2018 Honda Fit. If you would like to learn more about this sporty new model please contact us.
2017 Honda Civic Type R, Atlanta GA
The first ever Honda Civic Type R will be arriving at Honda dealerships over the next few weeks. This 306-horsepower Civic is the most powerful Honda ever to be sold in the U.S. It has been a highly anticipated new Honda model ever since its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show and U.S. Debut at the New York Auto Show on April of this year.
The track-ready 2017 Civic Type R draws power from an American-built 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine. The powerful engine will be mated with a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with rev matching capability for smoother gear shifts and better power delivery. A pre-production model recently claimed the title of world’s fastest production front-wheel-drive (FWD) car by setting a record lap time of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds.
Honda has carried over the popular hatchback body design of the Honda Civic 5-door model for the new Type R. It affords drivers a choice of three driving modes: Comfort, Sport and +R. These selectable modes adjust steering and throttle response, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), transmission rev-matching and an Adaptive Damper System. The new Damper system provides a range of variability for ride comfort and dynamic handling response.
The Honda Civic Type R has a more rigid body structure, dual-axis strut front suspension and multi-link rear, front and rear anti-roll bars, exclusive springs, bushings and damper mountings as well as a newly designed Adaptive Damper System. The Type R has the ability to continuously adjust damping force at all four corners using input from three on-board G sensors, four suspension stroke sensors and a steering angle sensor. It has been built with enhanced steering response and cornering stability with reduced body vibration and cabin noise.
Inside the cabin are heavily bolstered sports seats, Type R branded surfaces and advanced in-vehicle technology and connectivity. Type R standard features include a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio interface with Android operating system with a red sport theme, a 540-watt 12 speaker audio system and a a 7-inch Drivers Information Interface (DII) that includes a range of selectable real-time information designed to support performance driving.
This powerful and innovative new Honda will be available soon at our Atlanta area Honda Dealership. If you would like to learn more about the all-new Honda Civic Type R or receive updates on anticipated arrival dates, please Contact Us.
Honda Automated Driving By 2025
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo recently announced that the company is targeting the year 2025 for the introduction of vehicles with highly-automated driving capability. Honda vehicles released during the 2025 model year are expected to be equipped with SAE Level 4 or “high automation” functionality.
Automated driving (SAE) is measured in six levels of capability from zero to five. SAE Level 4 vehicles can handle all driving tasks in most driving situations. With the exception of difficult driving conditions, such as slick roads or rough terrain, these vehicles will be completely able to drive themselves.
Honda has made great stride in advancing its deployment of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies in Honda and Acura vehicles. The Honda Sensing® and AcuraWatch™ suite of features currently available in new model vehicles are the bridge to highly-automated vehicles in the future. These features include autonomous emergency braking (AEB) via the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
As Honda researchers continue to perfect vehicle automation and Honda artificial intelligence (AI), Honda test vehicles are being run on closed courses to simulate multi-lane freeway driving with the presence of traffic. Other automated driving tests include simulated urban driving utilizing vehicle camera sensors to navigate through complex driving environments. The systems not only “see” road dangers and prevent collision scenarios it is also programed to “learn” the environment and improve its ability to predict an outcome and take appropriate action.
“We will strive to achieve the technological establishment of Level 4 automated driving for personal car use by around 2025,” said Hachigo. “We are striving to provide our customers with a sense of confidence and trust by offering automated driving that will keep vehicles away from any dangerous situation and that will not make people around the vehicle feel unsafe.”
Although self-driving cars are still to come there are many new Honda vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing® technologies available now. New Honda CR-V, Civic, Pllot, Ridgeline and Odyssey vehicles offers some of the newest technologies and innovations. We invite you to learn more by visiting our Honda Dealership near Atlanta and taking a test drive soon.