The whole idea of the Honda Fit is for the vehicle to be the cheapest, simplest and most economical vehicle in the lineup. Honda wanted to target beginner drivers along with anyone who is looking for a cheap vehicle but who wants the best driving pleasure when driving on congested roads.
The issue with the Honda Fit is that right now it isn’t the most economical vehicle that Honda offers. The EPA rating has been beat by the Honda Civic. The Civic of course is bigger than the Fit and it offers the 1.5 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder, which offers up 42 mpg for fuel economy.
Honda has now said that they want to upgrade the Honda Fit but the details are sketchy at the moment but an insider said that the Fit might be going turbocharged very soon for improvements to the fuel economy.
A change such as this could turn the tables when it comes to the hatchback world as the Honda Fit turbocharged could offer potential for giving better EPA figures while at the same time offering more power. It would mean that the vehicle would be able to contest in the performance market that at the moment is being taken over by the Ford Fiesta.