The redesigned 2015 Honda Fit finally went on sale this week after a few delays with the car’s new production facility in Mexico. Honda originally announced that the Fit would go on sale April 14, but getting up to speed at the Fit’s new plant in Celaya, Mexico took longer than anticipated, which affected deliveries of the new hatchback to dealers.
A Honda spokesperson told us that since shipments of the 2015 Fit were slightly delayed due to this new production facility earlier this year, the company decided to build up a substantial inventory of Fit hatchbacks to make for a stronger launch of this new vehicle at U.S. Honda dealers. However, that build-up process delayed the car’s actual sales start by several weeks. An online inventory search shows that there are 2015 Honda Fit models now for sale at dealerships throughout the country.
This new 2015 Honda Fit is an important model for the company, as U.S. demand for the last-generation Fit subcompact outstripped the car’s production limitations (the previous Fit was built in Japan). This new plant in Mexico, though, affords a much greater production capacity of approximately 200,000 units per year, meaning that Fit sales are expected to increase with this new generation. The Celaya, Mexico plant will also produce the upcoming 2015 Honda HR-V crossover which shares its platform with the Fit.
To accompany the new Fit going on sale, Honda has also launched the online configurator tool (pictured above) for the 2015 Fit. Although there isn’t too much choice in the matter given Honda’s trim level option structure, buyers can choose from an array of eight colors and four different trim levels. The $16,315 LX comes standard with Bluetooth, a backup camera, and keyless entry; the $18,225 EX adds the LaneWatch side camera system, a 7-inch display screen, pushbutton start, and a sunroof; the EX-L gains leather heated seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel; and finally the EX-L with navigation gains satellite radio, steering wheel audio and infotainment controls, and a navigation system. LX and EX models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission with an $800 CVT as optional, while EX-L and EX-L Navi models come standard with the CVT.