Honda Automobiles: All-New 2015 Honda Fit Earns a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK Rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

  • Voluntary product refurbish will capacitate early-production vehicles to compare a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK rating
  • No other manufacturer has some-more top-safety rated vehicles built in America than American Honda1

The 2015 Honda Fit (http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/), a standout choice in a subcompact segment, has perceived a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK ratingfrom a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This includes a tip rating of GOOD in 4 IIHS pile-up exam modes and an ACCEPTABLE measure in a Insurance Institute’s difficult tiny overlie frontal pile-up test. No car in a category has perceived a aloft rating than Fit in this IIHS exam procedure.

 “Honda’s habitual joining to reserve and to a business is maybe best demonstrated by a fact that we were not confident with anything though a TOP SAFETY PICK for a new 2015 Honda Fit,” pronounced Art St. Cyr, clamp boss of vehicle operations during American Honda. “Vehicle by vehicle, a engineers are ardent about building reserve technologies that consumers have come to trust and pattern from Honda.”

An early-production 2015 Honda Fit was creatively tested in Mar for a 2014 endowment year by IIHS and warranted a GOOD in 4 out of 5 IIHS pile-up exam modes and a MARGINAL measure in a severe tiny overlie frontal pile-up test. Demonstrating a clever joining to safety, Honda engineers responded fast with a alteration to a Fit’s front fender structure. Subsequent contrast by IIHS reliable a success of a pattern change, that has been incorporated into new car production.

“Though there is no regulatory requirement to do this, in gripping with Honda’s long-standing joining to reserve and concentration on a customers, Honda has willingly engineered a product refurbish that will concede all early-production vehicles to share a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK rating,” pronounced St. Cyr.

In serve to changes in prolongation models, approximately 12,000 early-production 2015 Honda Fit vehicles will be authorised for a product refurbish involving a front fender lamp replacement, that will be finished giveaway of assign during any Honda play in a United States. This refurbish allows all early-production vehicles to validate for a TOP SAFETY PICK rating and a same measure in a tiny overlie exam as recently built models. Honda is announcing this intentional product refurbish to inspire all owners that purchased an early-production car to take their new Fit to an certified play as shortly as they accept presentation of this refurbish from Honda. At that time, Fit owners will also have entrance to a special phone line that will concede them to establish if their car is authorised for a refurbish or if it already has a updated fender pattern from a factory. Customers can entrance this information commencement in late-September by job (800) 999-1009, and selecting choice 4.

About a Fit
Already a benchmark subcompact in terms of newcomer and load space and innovative features, newcomer reserve for a 2015 Honda Fit is serve extended by a next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure. The next-generation ACE™ physique structure improves frontal pile-up appetite government by a wider operation of equivalent and ambiguous collision modes. In addition, other physique reinforcements work in tandem with a strengthened physique structure to improved say a newcomer cell volume during frontal collisions by providing additional pile-up appetite pathways to assistance lessen a army transmitted to a newcomer compartment.

Key New Safety and Driver-Assistive Features:
In serve to including a next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure, a 2015 Fit comforts a horde of customary active and pacifist reserve comforts and includes many customary and accessible driver-assistive technologies.

  • Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent™ Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) – a underline of VSA
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Honda LaneWatchTM
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines

Standard reserve apparatus on all 2015 Honda and Acura models includes a next-generation of Honda’s ACE™ physique structure, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); side screen airbags (some vehicles versed with a rollover sensor as well); dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; and front side airbags.

About Honda
Honda has a prolonged story of care in a growth and focus of modernized technologies designed to raise a reserve of all highway users, including vehicle occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The association operates dual of a world’s many worldly pile-up exam facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is obliged for countless pioneering efforts in a areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision harmony and walking safety.

Based in partial on advancements to Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, American Honda currently leads a attention in third-party pile-up exam ratings, with some-more models achieving tip reserve ratings from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) than any other automaker. The association also is broadly requesting modernized driver-assistive technologies such as LaneWatch, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning to a product lineup. Also, Honda has practical rearview cameras as customary apparatus to all of a light lorry models and 95 percent of a newcomer cars for indication year 2014, and will grasp 100-percent focus by 2015.

 

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1 Based on 2014 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings as of 8/21/2014, by code for vehicles made in a United States.  Honda and Acura vehicles are constructed regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.