The 2015 Honda Fit Hybrid model will feature a brand-new technology that will improve the fuel economy of this green car. Now let’s take a look at this new system.
2015 Honda Fit Hybrid System
The third-generation 2015 Honda Fit Hybrid will be powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder inline-4 engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
It will also be equipped with the Sport Hybrid i-DCD system. The i-DCD stands for Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive. This Earth Dreams Technology is a compact single-motor system that improves fuel economy. The 22-kilowatt motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery integrated into the power unit.
Because of this, the Japanese automaker managed to achieve remarkable fuel economy results. This green car is able to achieve the fuel economy of 86 miles per gallon (about 36.56 km/L), which is the highest result among all Japanese hybrids.
The next-generation 2015 Honda Fit Hybrid can be driven in three different modes: Engine, Hybrid, and EV Drive Mode. These three modes alternate between electric and gasoline by automatically engaging and disengaging the engine and electric motor. All modes are controlled by the Sport Hybrid i-DCD technology.
The car will be able to reach the speed of 60 mph in 12 seconds, and its maximum speed will be 120 mph. When in pure electric mode, the car will be able to reach the total speed of 31 mph for 1.9 miles.
New Honda Fit Hybrid Release Date
Honda Motor Co. announced that the new-generation 2015 Honda Fit Hybrid will be available for sale in September 2015. However, it will be available only in Japan. Let’s hope it will also hit other markets soon after its debut in Japan.
Lastly, throw a look at the gallery below and see more photos of this model.
Watch the video below to learn more about how the Sport Hybrid i-DCD system works.