Thursday, February 20, 2020

Confirmed: U.S. market Honda Fit to be dropped after current model year


Well, we just got the official word from Honda: the Fit will be dropped from the U.S. lineup after the current generation.

Despite being a super versatile, practical car, Honda said that, due to low take rates, the next generation Fit will not come to the U.S.

The fit debuted in the U.S. as a 2007 model and has been a staple of the subcompact market since. The Fit joins the Ford Fiesta and Fiat 500 as small cars that will be leaving the U.S. market.

4 comments:

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr a.k.a. Kamikaze said...

Even though I wouldn't really hold my breath for it, I'd keep an eye for an eventual next generation of the WR-V to appear in the USA.

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr a.k.a. Kamikaze said...

Presumably it may be easier to replace the Fit with the WR-V, which is basically the same with a different front clip.

SmartZed said...

OMG. Also so sad that Honda just announced that they will close their plant here in the Philippines.

Socarboy said...

IMO Honda didn't have much choice in this matter. Of course like you said poor sales are the primary reason, Americans don't buy smaller fuel efficient vehicles (no matter how well engineered) as long as fuel is cheap. Second, with the current Fit being manufactured in Mexico and the current political climate concerning proposed tariffs concerning Mexican made cars entering into the USA will put the Fit out of several hands that want one. With this on the horizon, especially if the current administration is re-elected will affect sales of the HR-V which is also made in Mexico