The hybrid version of Honda’s next-generation Fit, powered by a newly developed engine and electric motor, will be capable of delivering fuel economy of about 36 km/l of gasoline (84.7 mpg US, or 2.8 l/100 km) in tests based on the JC08. The current version of the Fit offers 26.4 km/l (62.1 mpg US, 3.8 l/100 km). [reported by Greencarcongress]
This would edge past Toyota Motor’s Aqua subcompact. The Aqua posts JC08 fuel economy of 35.4 km/l (83.3 mpg US), while the Prius liftback offers 32.6 km/l (76.7 mpg US).
Next-generation Fits, including conventional gasoline-powered models, will be released first in Japan in September, then make their debuts in the US, Europe and elsewhere.
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