Those biting their nails in anticipation of the 2009 Honda Fit won't have to wait long - the redesigned hatchbacks will arrive in U.S. showrooms on August 26.
Although that's less than a week away, it's nearly a month before Honda planned to launch the car.; The 2009 Fit was once originally scheduled to arrive in the U.S. on October 1.
Not surprisingly, the new launch timing is an attempt to satisfy demand for the car.; In the first half of 2008, Honda sold 52,053 Fits in the U.S. - a 72.9 percent increase over 2007 sales.
In the U.S. alone, Honda expects to sell 85,000 examples of the 2009 model on an annual basis.; Should demand continue to rise, Honda has capacity to increase production by an extra 5000 cars before shifting production facilities.
Source: Automotive News