The new 2008 Honda Fit is powered by either a 1.3L 98 horsepower engine or a 1.5L 118 horsepower engine in the Road Sailing (RS) version.
The Car of the Year award is decided on by 60 automotive journalists. The new Fit beat out Nissan’s new Skyline and the new Subaru Impreza. Last year the Lexus LS sedan won the award.
Consumers also apparently love the new Fit since Honda sold over 20,000 units in the first two weeks the Fit was on sale. Honda originally planned on only selling 12,000 Fits a month.
The US is expected to get the all-new Fit late next year as a 2009 model.