Back in January we blogged about the third generation 2015 Honda Fit. With more horsepower, leg room, and a sportier appearance, at Hillside Honda we're excited to get this new, plucky model on our lot.
Since the Honda Fit is growing up, it only makes sense that it would stretch its tires and move out of its current home to a new residence. In still cold Jamaica, NY we're a little jealous that this subcompacts new home will have lots of tamales, sunshine, and margaritas.
Instead of being produced in Japan, production of the Honda Fit has been moved to a newly built factory in Celaya, Mexico. Mexico's role in the automotive industry has been steadily growing and moving production from Japan to Celaya will save transportation fees for the Honda Company.
The Honda Fit has been a best Honda seller in Japan, and with this next model that has people already talking, this plant will ensure consumer demands can be met. 200,000 tiny units will come out of Celaya annually and production began last Friday.
This new plant also have new innovative ways of building cars that save further time and money, like a new painting process that removes a primer coat, a round of baking, and creates a 40% reduction in energy. We dealers love anything that encourages efficiency while still maintaining quality.