Honda is confident it can achieve the extra gas saving for the 2008 Fit within months.
Tony Van Alphen - Wheels.ca - June 13,2007
In Canada, the Honda Fit was just shy of the FE needed to qualify for a $1,000 Rebate. With this as an incentive, Honda redoubled its efforts and should have a more fuel efficient Honda Fit ready for the 2008 Model Year. It is about time!
Honda Canada is tinkering with two cars to improve fuel efficiency so they can qualify for $1,000 rebates under the federal government's controversial auto rebate program, a senior company official revealed yesterday.
Honda research and development staff in Japan are working to increase fuel efficiency on the Fit subcompact and Civic compact for the 2008 model year, executive vice-president Jim Miller said.
"We're working to see what we can do to get vehicles within the zone and not sacrifice any of the safety or the attributes of the car," Miller said at an auto industry conference on the environment. "We can't commit, (on timing) but we're desperately working on it" … [Read More]