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Starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, for the 2015 Fit is up to $16,315. This is for an LX with newly revised six-speed manual transmission.
The lowest starting retail price for a 2015 Fit with a CVT that a driver operates like an automatic is $17,115.
But it's worth noting that even a 2015 Fit with CVT and all the new, premium amenities, which was the test car, tops out at less than $21,600.


http://news.yahoo.com/honda-fit-becomes-even-more-152813078.html


Top of the line is $22K! I think it going sell well even with the 130 h.p. engine. If Honda would add a turbo to it; it would on fire in terms of sales but this is Honda America and no turbocharged engine for over 20 years!


There is no mention of AWD as an option; but I sure Honda will add it in for the Northern states. If not; it will not sell well in these snow climates.
 

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That's killer, topping out at $22k for a vehicle like this is awesome and has me thinking that Honda could see a good number of people with Civic's, Accords, Fit's, etc that are looking for a new honda start considering the HRV.
 

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That is really affordable, I'm excited about this. I was expecting to have to pay a bit more so I am pleasantly surprised.

Do you guys think that you'll be going with the top of the line HR-V?
 

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did you guys even bother to read what harry wrote? Its the FIT pricing not HR-V. From the way I understand it, its meant for us to make inferences based on Fit.

Consider that Civic starts at $18,490 and CRV starts at $23,320, so CRV is priced at 126% of Civic.

Now, if we take the FIT's $16,315 entry level price and apply the same 126% we get $20,632. Which makes perfect sense considering that the base CRV is priced equal to a mid range civic, meaning a $20K starting price for HRV would price it in the middle of the FIT range...

its crude, but I think its an effective way of hypothesizing...
 

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did you guys even bother to read what harry wrote? Its the FIT pricing not HR-V. From the way I understand it, its meant for us to make inferences based on Fit.

Consider that Civic starts at $18,490 and CRV starts at $23,320, so CRV is priced at 126% of Civic.

Now, if we take the FIT's $16,315 entry level price and apply the same 126% we get $20,632. Which makes perfect sense considering that the base CRV is priced equal to a mid range civic, meaning a $20K starting price for HRV would price it in the middle of the FIT range...

its crude, but I think its an effective way of hypothesizing...
So we are thinking that the HRV will cost more than the FIT then? $20k starting isn't bad either. This is right around where I would be comfortable paying. I can't see them drifting too far from the $20k mark with the HRV.
 

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So we are thinking that the HRV will cost more than the FIT then? $20k starting isn't bad either. This is right around where I would be comfortable paying. I can't see them drifting too far from the $20k mark with the HRV.
will definitely start more than FIT, thats why I used Civic and CRV above. The two have a similar relationship to FIT and HRV...
 

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Not a bad price range to charge in China. Do you think this will do well in China or could be it tough for them?

I'm thinking a good portion of their success with this will be in the north american market.
Also keep in mind that in China the Fit starts around 12k.

In Japan the Vezel starts at around 19k. I think we count on the HR-V starting at least 3k over the Fit.
 

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Also keep in mind that in China the Fit starts around 12k.

In Japan the Vezel starts at around 19k. I think we count on the HR-V starting at least 3k over the Fit.

@Ganbare good point with that, it is how i have always seen where HRV pricing sits, somewhere above the Fit, but not too much above it as to not tap into pricing of other Honda vehicles, which would make for some weird pricing structure.
 

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I was thinking they may want to underpin the Chevrolet Trax, which sells for around the $20k mark....but being honda, should they even worry about the trax?
 

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How did the element even do with sales, i remember when it came out, cool vehicle and all but i haven't see that many on the road. not as many as i'd think be out for the type of vehicle it is. at least with the HRV they will more than likey see some great sales volume.
 

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How did the element even do with sales, i remember when it came out, cool vehicle and all but i haven't see that many on the road. not as many as i'd think be out for the type of vehicle it is. at least with the HRV they will more than likey see some great sales volume.
It was a hit when it came out in '03, doing 65k sales that year then fizzled out because of market conditions and Honda never made a 2nd gen during it's 9 yr run.
 

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I am probably just dreaming, but I am hoping the HR-V starts between 19,000 and 20,000 for the base model. If it starts too close to the CR-V, I would be tempted to just go with the larger size.
 

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also keep in mind that the Vezel is priced higher in Japan because of its tax status as a luxury vehicle. Pricing inferences from them may not be ideal...
 

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The Vezel isn't a luxury car. Cars are taxed based on size, engine displacement and emissions. So you have kei cars which have a 660 cc engine and are about as wide as a smart fortwo, compact cars like the Honda Fit or Toyota Vitz (Yaris), and everything else like a Mazda Axela (3) or Honda Vezel.

Small cars in Japan tend to be better equipped and appointed closer to their larger counterparts whereas small cars in the US tend to be cheap. I think that's changing a little but for the most part Honda probably doesn't sell many Fits here with leather seats. Here if you want more options, tech or better interior your only choice is to get a bigger model or a luxury brand. Not so in Japan.
 

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Any real news on the HR-V seems to have died down. I really don't expect to hear much more solid info until the Press Review January 12th at the Detroit Auto Show.


Although I would hope for more before then. :)
 
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