Friday, July 19, 2013

2014 Honda Fit





Looks like Honda ruined this one too. The Fit was one of Honda's last good looking design.
Now it looks like a Chinese version of the previous generation.

The blue car is the Hybrid version, which, apparently we won't be getting in the US for some reason.
(who is the genius who decided that?)

The interior seems really blocky. Overly complicated. It just looks old to me.
The exterior is a mess. With way too many lines, fake vents etc...

Just yesterday I was driving behind a new Honda Accord Coupe. And was thinking the same thing. What a messy design. Which also looks like a Chinese version of the previous one.

Pretty much everybody make good cars now. And most of them look fine. Some look really good.
So there is no excuse for this. Making good cars should not be enough anymore.

 I wonder how long it will take for this trend to actually affect sales.


On the other hand, if you like the Fit. Go get one right now!
 Before this one shows up.
You will be getting a great deal on a great, and good looking, compact car.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good God.. It's all of Honda, Subaru, Mitsubishi and Subaru's bad design compressed into a little shit-pellet.

Anonymous said...

Your comment about the exterior looking like a Chinese version of a Japanese car is spot on. Except for the touch screen and steering wheel, the interior looks like something from the early 1970's. Where did I put that old polyester, bell-bottomed leisure suit?
Honda/Acura could have owned the US market because of their engineering expertise and reliability. They have thrown that chance away with increasingly ugly designs. Sad.

Anonymous said...

If it lasts 200,000mi with just routine maintenance we are going to see them stick with ugly. What they need is ugly AND unreliable for them to change (in order to distance themselves from such theoretical crap). With Toyota and Honda, it's not looks that sell, it's mechanicals...nothing more, nothing less. Some can get away with creature features and horrible reliability (VW) and others can get away with controversial styling that ends up leading much of the market even though the cars are "decent" (Hyundai), and others try to get away with looks alone (Ford) with EcoBoost fires, broken experimental dual clutch transmissions, seats stained by water, and MPG claims be damned!

Soul Brother No. 7 said...

IT's a Honda, so it will still sell on brand alone.

No Honda fan, but the current generation Accords are actually both attractive.

Anonymous said...

I think the exterior is not for everyone, but Ilike it; the interior, not my favorite

Dav said...

There's just way too much going on with this design.

Honda hasn't a single good looking vehicle at this point - Not One.

Anonymous said...

Honda's losing that fight, SoulBrother#7. Even though I agree about the Accord. But this...? I'm just speechless. I'm going to be one of the defectors when I buy my next car in 2015 - Honda just has pathetic written all over it. I can't believe all the design mess - AGAIN! in this car. Look at how the doors wrap into the roof line. That's just terrible work.

Anonymous said...

Honda's losing that fight, SoulBrother#7. Even though I agree about the Accord. But this...? I'm just speechless. I'm going to be one of the defectors when I buy my next car in 2015 - Honda just has pathetic written all over it. I can't believe all the design mess - AGAIN! in this car. Look at how the doors wrap into the roof line. That's just terrible work.

Anonymous said...

At what point does this pathetic company start firing axxes ?

Anonymous said...

Look at the interior crease running from the vent down past the door handle. Another Honda mess they'll be cleaning up retroactively.

Anonymous said...

Well.. this is one way to differentiate the Fit from its near-clone, the Nissan Note.. but is it the right way? :(

Anonymous said...

new Yaris dash

Anonymous said...

July 19, 2013 at 11:18 AM
I call BS;
my last 3 Chrysler minivans all went over 200k and they were VERY well designed & styled. None ever had ANY maintainance aside from tires/wipers/oil changes. For some odd reason the buyers of japanese cars seem to think ugly=reliable; so why should Honda spend any time or money on design when it's customers don't know the difference between good design and bad???

Anonymous said...

The Japanese have no taste. That interior looks like it was done buy a child.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree that the styling looks like it was outsourced to the Chinese. Very awkward and schizophrenic. Why do Honda and Toyota struggle so much to design a good looking car when the other automakers seem to do this with ease? They act like they are new to the game. Even Tesla which is a brand new company has beautiful designs. Probably one of the top reasons they are selling so well.

Anonymous said...

like Acuras, Hondas dealers here will spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to get that grill off and replaced with something they can sell.

Anonymous said...

Proof that Honda design and management is just eff'd up

Anonymous said...

the only way to cure the Honda design studio is to KILL it

Anonymous said...

new Nissan Versa Note looks way better