Quick Look: 2015 Honda Fit - w/videos


Honda's Fit has always been the "Swiss Army Knife" of cars with an interior that seemed larger on the inside than on the outside, you know like in the Harry Potter movies. Efficiency and clever design are the culprits here and the new for 2015 Fit continues in that grand tradition. The styling has been updated with more creases and  folds to make things more interesting visually. The new grille design is cleaner than recent Honda attempts and the tail lights seemingly go all the way to the roof. It is a very nice sub-compact design and the Fit faithful will be pleased as will new customers. The new Earth Dreams 1.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC+VTC valve and timing control features direct fuel injection, reduced weight and friction, increased compression ratio, and other changes deliver an increase in peak horsepower to 130, and an increase in peak torque to 114 lb.-ft. Transmission choices are either a new six-speed manual or a CVT (continuously-variable transmission). I thought Honda was the "engineering" company and was expecting a new dual-clutch automanual (which is the transmission of choice for top fuel-economy...yes, generally even better than manuals). The new Fit comes in LX, EX, and EX-L trim with prices starting at $15,525 for the LX with the manual to $20,800 for the EX-L with the CVT and Navigation (prices plus taxes, license, fees, options, and destination). The all-new 2015 Fit is rolling into Honda dealerships now. For lots more info, check out the press releases, spec sheets, pics and videos (3) after the jump. Also included is a press release and video regarding the new Zipcar One Way program that will feature the new Fit. Enjoy!

Source: Honda - Press releases, specs and features charts, pics, and videos after the "read more" jump.



Press Release:
All New 2015 Honda Fit Designed to Top the Subcompact Class

Both bigger and smaller in all the right places, more powerful and more fuel efficient, the all-new Fit is more advanced, refined, fun-to-drive and goes on sale in the second half of April


With best-in-class passenger and cargo space, increased power, 41 mpg fuel economy rating (LX with Continuously Variable Transmission [CVT]) and more refined, yet sporty dynamics, the completely redesigned 2015 Fit is poised to lead the subcompact segment. Add to this an abundance of class-above standard features including roofline spoiler, LED taillights, Bluetooth® connectivity and a segment-exclusive rearview camera for a starting price just $100 more than the outgoing model.

The 2015 Fit goes on sale at Honda dealerships nationwide the second half of April, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP)2 starting at $15,525 for the LX trim with 6-speed manual transmission. All Fit models are powered by a new, higher power and highly efficient 1.5-liter engine developing 130 horsepower3 and 114 pound feet of torque4,with an EPA fuel-economy rating of 33/41/36 (city/highway/combined)5 for the LX with CVT.

"I'm thrilled that we've been able to greatly enhance and add to the Fit's already excellent attributes to provide Honda customers with class-above features and refinement at such a value price point," said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda. "The 2015 Fit is practical, roomy, efficient, affordable and perhaps best of all, great fun to drive."

The Honda Fit has always been known for its practicality, fuel efficiency and affordability, but also its feature richness, high-quality interior and driving enjoyment. For the all-new Fit, the unique combination of these traits has been further enhanced with even greater versatility, fresh styling, a more dynamic and refined driving experience, and substantially upgraded technology and luxury features.

Outstanding versatility is fundamental to the design of the 2015 Fit. With class-leading interior space and versatility courtesy of its center-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat®, the Fit epitomizes smart functionality with spacious and comfortable seating for five and the ability to carry voluminous cargo, including long and tall items. The larger interior features a remarkable 4.9 cubic feet increase in passenger volume and a 4.8-inch increase in rear seat leg room compared to the previous Fit, all the more remarkable considering its even more compact exterior footprint, including a 1.6-inch decrease in overall length.

A highly space-efficient new body structure pairs with an all-new chassis to create a completely new, more rigid and lighter subcompact platform. The new Fit's platform features a longer wheelbase and numerous improvements to front and rear suspension and steering systems that improve overall driving dynamics. The net effect of these upgrades is a more settled and stable, yet nimble and sporty ride, with greatly improved steering and improved ride comfort and quietness. The adoption of a new frame structure, including Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front body structure, also benefits safety performance, with the 2015 Fit targeting the highest-available crash-safety ratings of both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2015 Fit also raises the bar on acceleration fun and fuel efficiency with major advances to its powertrain. A new Earth Dreams Technology™ engine significantly increases power, torque and throttle response with support from two newly developed transmissions – a slick-shifting 6-speed manual and all-new CVT with G-Shift Control. The 1.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC+VTC valve and timing control features direct fuel injection, reduced weight and friction, increased compression ratio, and other changes to deliver an 11 percent increase in peak horsepower to 1303, and a 7.5 percent increase in peak torque to 114 lb.-ft4.

The 6MT is an all-new design, with closer ratios to aid performance and a wider overall ratio range to improve fuel efficiency. The newly-developed CVT enhances engine responsiveness by providing quicker and smoother acceleration while improving fuel efficiency with a wider ratio range and reduced internal friction.

With the combination of the new engine and transmissions, the Fit has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined)5 for the manual transmission, 33/41/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for the EX and EX-L trim with CVT. The new Fit sports a fresh and dynamic exterior design with slimmer headlights that integrate into a solid grille design and an aggressive lower intake. Chiseled sides emphasize the wheels and the dynamically tapered roofline that terminates in a color-matched spoiler. Eight colors, including several new and vibrant options, accentuate the fresh exterior styling.



Inside, the increased interior room and visibility create a sense of airy spaciousness, which is complemented by upgraded, soft-touch materials that raise the feeling of quality. The rich and sophisticated black with silver accented design of the interior surfaces and controls, and blue backlit instrument dials are stylish and functional. The available Display Audio touchscreen interface and first-ever leather seating (EX-L models) further increase the premium feel of this new Fit.

The 2015 Fit boasts a high level of standard and available features and now aligns with other Honda models by being offered in LX, EX, and EX-L trims, each with a higher spec than the previous equivalent trim. New standard features on all Fit models include auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, Bluetooth®6 HandsFreeLink® and a center storage console with armrest. Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moonroof, 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio7 with next-generation HondaLink and heated leather seats are among the upgrades available for the first time in Fit.

The Fit also features a long list of standard safety features. That list includes Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with traction control, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The new Fit targets the highest available crash-safety ratings: a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the (IIHS). Standard drive-assistive features on all trims include a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and expanded view driver's mirror. The Honda LaneWatch™ display is standard on EX and above trims.

The new U.S.-market Fit will be produced for the first time in North America at an all-new plant in in Celaya, Mexico. View, build and price at 2014 Honda Fit at automobiles.honda.com/fit.

TRIM MSRP1 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings4
(city/highway/combined)
Fit LX 6MT $15,525 29/37/32
Fit LX CVT $16,325 33/41/36
Fit EX 6MT $17,435 29/37/32
Fit EX CVT $18,235 32/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT $19,800 32/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT with Navi $20,800 32/38/35

For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/fit. To join the Fit community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/Honda/Fit.

2 MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
3 130 hp @ 6600 rpm (SAE net)
4 114 lb-ft of torque @ 4600 rpm (SAE net)
5 Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, and other factors
6 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
7 The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current [Apple/Android] smartphones. For safety reasons, always launch HondaLink applications or perform any other operation on your phone only when the vehicle is safely parked. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature, and Assist functions may be terminated without notice. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. Please see HondaLink terms and conditions for details.




Press Release:
2015 Honda Fit Pricing and EPA Data



Model Transmission MSRP*
EPA**
City/Hwy/Combined MPG
Fit LX 6-Speed Manual $15,525 29/37/32
CVT*** $16,325 33/41/36
Fit EX 6-Speed Manual $17,435 29/37/32
CVT 32/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT $19,800 32/38/35
Fit EX-L with Navi CVT $20,800 32/38/35
*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary. 
**Based on 2015 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
***Continuously Variable Transmission


Press Release:
2015 Fit Specifications & Features




ENGINEERING LX EX EX-L
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 1498 1498 1498
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 130 @ 6600 130 @ 6600 130 @ 6600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net) 114 @ 4600 114 @ 4600 114 @ 4600
Redline (rpm) 6800 6800 6800
Bore and Stroke (mm) 73 x 89.5 73 x 89.5 73 x 89.5
Compression Ratio   11.5:1 11.5:1 11.5:1
Valve Train 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®
Fuel Injection Direct Direct Direct
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
Eco Assist™ System CVT CVT
CARB Emissions Rating1 LEV3-ULEV125 LEV3-ULEV125 LEV3-ULEV125
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups2

TRANSMISSIONS LX EX EX-L
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.461, 2nd: 1.869, 3rd: 1.235, 4th: 0.948, 5th: 0.809, 6th:0.727, Reverse: 3.307, Final Drive Ratio: 4.62
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode Available with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters (Available) with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters
Gear Ratios: 2.526~0.408, Reverse:2.706~1.382, Final Drive: 5.44

BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS LX EX EX-L
Unit-Body Construction
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front)  25.4 25.4 25.4
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.51 2.51 2.51
Steering Ratio 13.06 13.06 13.06
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb  (ft) 35.1 35.1 35.1
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear) 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9
Wheels   15" w/Full Covers 16" Alloy 16" Alloy
All-Season Tires 185 / 60 R15 84T 185 / 55 R16 83H 185 / 55 R16 83H
Compact Spare Tire T135 / 80 D15 99M T135 / 80 D15 99M T135 / 80 D15 99M

EXTERIOR MEASUREMENTS LX EX EX-L
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 99.6 99.6
Length (in) 160.0 160.0 160.0
Height (in) 60.0 60.0 60.0
Width (in) 67.0 67.0 67.0
Track (in, front/rear)  58.3 / 58.0 58.1 / 57.7 58.1 / 57.7
Curb Weight (lbs, MT/AT)  2513 / 2544 2573 / 2630 NA / 2642
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, MT) 61 / 39 60 / 40
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, AT) 62 / 38 61 / 39 61 / 39

INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS   LX EX EX-L
Headroom (in, front/rear)  39.5 / 37.5 38.0 / 37.6 38.0 / 37.6
Legroom (in, front/rear) 41.4 / 39.3 41.4 / 39.3 41.4 / 39.3
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear) 54.8 / 52.6 54.8 / 52.6 54.8 / 52.6
Hiproom (in, front/rear) 51.5 / 45.1 51.5 / 45.1 51.5 / 45.1
Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down) 16.6 / 52.7 16.6 / 52.7 16.6 / 52.7
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 95.7 93.8 93.8
Seating Capacity 5 5 5

EPA MILEAGE RATINGS3/FUEL LX EX EX-L
6-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined) 29/37/32 29/37/32 N/A
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) (City/Highway/Combined) 33/41/36 32/38/35 32/38/35
Fuel (gal) 10.6 10.6 10.6
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded

ACTIVE SAFETY LX EX EX-L
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control4
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)5
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

PASSIVE SAFETY LX EX EX-L
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) 
SmartVent® Front Side Airbags 
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH):                                                                               Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

EXTERIOR FEATURES LX EX EX-L
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
Roof-Mounted Antenna
Security System with Remote Entry
Smart Entry System
One-Touch Turn Indicators
2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Body-Colored Rear Roofline Spoiler
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off
Fog Lights
LED Brake Lights
Body-Colored, Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror
Heated, Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror and Integrated Turn Indicators

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE LX EX EX-L
Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines with Dynamic Guidelines with Dynamic Guidelines
Honda LaneWatch™6
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®7
SMS Text Message Function8
Push Button Start
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window
Power Door Locks/Programmable Auto-Locking Doors
Illuminated Driver's Window and Door Lock Controls
Cruise Control
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls Cruise / Audio / Phone Cruise / Audio / Phone Cruise / Audio / Phone / Navigation (available)
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment
Beverage Holders
Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors
Map Lights
12-Volt Power Outlets (front/center console)
HDMI Port
Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors
Rear Window Defroster
Cargo Area Light
Floor Mats
Door-Pocket Storage Bins (front/rear)

SEATING LX EX EX-L
Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment
Leather-Trimmed Seats
Heated Front Seats
Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors
Adjustable Head Restraints
60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®

AUDIO SYSTEMS LX EX EX-L
160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers
180-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers
5" Color LCD Screen
7" Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings
7" Display Audio with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Voice Recognition9, Honda HD Digital Traffic, High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings Available
HondaLink™ Next Generation10
HD Radio™11  with Navigation 
SiriusXM® Radio12  with Navigation 
Pandora®13 Compatibility
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
Display Audio Interface14
USB Audio Interface15 Front Front & Center Console Front & Center Console
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
MP3/Windows Media®16 Audio (WMA) Playback Capability
Radio Data System (RDS)
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)

INFORMATION DISPLAY LX EX EX-L
Average Fuel Economy Indicators
Clock
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)
Engine Oil Life Indicator
Exterior Temperature Indicator
Instant Fuel Economy Indicator
Miles-to-Empty Indicator

INSTRUMENTATION LX EX EX-L
12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Backlit Gauges
Brake System Indicator
Coolant Temperature Indicator
Cruise Control Indicators
Door- and Hatch-Open Indicator
ECON Mode Indicator CVT CVT
Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator
Fog Lights Indicator
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlights-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Low-Brake Fluid Indicator
Low-Tire Pressure Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Maintenance Minder™ Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator
Shift Lever Position Indicator CVT CVT
Smart Entry System Indicator
Starter System Indicator
Tachometer
TPMS Indicator
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators
[1]  LEV3-ULEV125 models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
[2]  Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[3]  Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
[4]  VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
[5]  For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[6]  Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes. 
[7]  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
[8]  Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.
[9]  The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the EX-L model in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[10]  HondaLink™ access within the Display Audio interface is currently only compatible with iPhone® 5 and newer models.
[11]  HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
[12]  SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
[13]  Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
[14]  The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current smartphones. Some smartphones may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[15]  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[16]  Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.



Press Release:
Zipcar Announces New ONE>WAY Service Featuring Spacious and Versatile 2015 Honda Fit

New service blends convenience of one-way trips with reliability of parking in a reserved spot at the drop-off location 

Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing company, today announced "Zipcar ONE>WAY," a new service that will enable members to take point-to-point trips within cities, and to and from select airport locations. The new service, currently being tested and slated to launch in select markets later this year, will exclusively feature the Honda Fit, the fun-to-drive, fuel-efficient and versatile subcompact that is small enough to zip in and around cities, yet large enough to comfortably fit up to five people and their gear. Honda's role in the Zipcar ONE>WAY service continues its long legacy in car sharing dating back to the introduction of its Intelligent Community Vehicle System (ICVS) concept in 1994.

The new Zipcar ONE>WAY service will enable members to reserve and pick up a Honda Fit Zipcar at a designated location and drop it off at another with a guaranteed parking spot. Zipcar's new service not only benefits members through increased flexibility, but also helps reduce congestion in cities as members are not circling the block searching for parking. Zipcar ONE>WAY, combined with the company's industry-leading round-trip model, will offer members the most comprehensive mobility option available.

"Our ONE>WAY service blends the best of Zipcar – guaranteed parking and advance reservations – with the best of the one-way model – spontaneity and the freedom to leave a car in a different location," said Zipcar President Kaye Ceille. "Zipcar ONE>WAY, combined with our global fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles with 30 different makes and models, offers members the most options, the most flexibility and the largest global network of any mobility provider."

The all-new 2015 Honda Fit has become even more of a standout choice in the subcompact segment with its small-on-the-outside exterior and big-on-the-inside interior passenger and cargo space. Available through Zipcar ONE>WAY this fall, the 2015 Fit features a fresh and modern design, a powerful and efficient engine, plus a highly versatile interior loaded with standard equipment essential for urban driving like a rear-view camera and Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity. The surprisingly roomy 2015 Fit interior provides an impressive 95.7 cubic feet of passenger volume with comfortable seating for up to five passengers with ample storage space behind the rear seats.

For enhanced versatility, the Fit is equipped with the Honda-exclusive 60/40 split rear Magic Seat® which offers multiple seating and cargo-carrying configurations to accommodate long items up to eight feet long or tall items like plants. With its one-motion dive-down functionality, it can fold flat into the floor to provide nearly 53 cu-ft. of rear cargo volume. That's more cargo area than the average SUV, offering enough space to allow for 10 carry-on sized suitcases. On top of its superior cargo capabilities, the 2015 Fit is a class leader in fuel efficiency with an EPA fuel-economy rating1 of 33/41/36 for the LX trim with a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

"Created for urban mobility, the Fit subcompact and Zipcar ONE>WAY service will offer Zipsters the best of sustainable city transportation in a functional, stylish and fuel efficient package," said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda. "Honda has long been involved in the car sharing industry, and we believe that this program will help reduce emissions and city congestion while providing a new level of freedom and convenience to customers."

"This combination of roominess, flexibility and fuel efficiency makes the Fit a perfect fit for our ONE>WAY service," continued Ceille. "With this initiative, we build on a long and successful relationship with Honda, whose leadership in sustainability and engagement with the car sharing industry during the past decade have helped accelerate the growth of the car sharing category."

For more than a decade members have trusted Zipcar for a variety of round-trips, from the ordinary (grocery store runs) to the extraordinary (weddings). With the launch of Zipcar ONE>WAY, members will soon have more flexibility in the types of trips they can take. More information on the partnership and Zipcar ONE>WAY is available via the web at www.zipcar.com/oneway.

About Zipcar
Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain and Austria. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.

About Honda
Honda offers a complete lineup of fuel-efficient cars and trucks through a network of more than 1,000 dealerships in the United States. Honda has more than 30 years of experience producing automobiles in the region, which began with the Accord in Marysville, Ohio, in November 1982. Having produced nearly 27 million vehicles in North America through 2013 using domestic and globally sourced parts, Honda currently operates 15 major manufacturing facilities in North America, producing a wide range of Honda automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, engines and transmissions. The 2015 Fit will be manufactured for the first time in North America at the new Honda plant in Celaya, Mexico. With the introduction of the new manufacturing facility in Mexico, Honda's North American automobile production facilities will have a total annual capacity of 1.92 million units, with the capability to manufacture vehicles in all product segments, from subcompacts to light truck models.


1 Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, and other factors.