2009 Honda Fit Arrives In US August 26

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


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