27 Sep '13, 3pm

No Start-Stop For 2015 Honda Fit To Avert Acceleration Lag: Report

No Start-Stop For 2015 Honda Fit To Avert Acceleration Lag: Report

Start-stop systems save fuel by shutting down a car's engine when stationary, but Honda is afraid a Fit equipped with it would have too much acceleration lag for American drivers. Engineers were afraid the little hatchback would "lose at stoplights to V-6s," Fit lead powertrain engineer Nobuhiko Shisido told Automotive News at a preview event for the car. When shutting the engine off, the start-stop system shifts the transmission into neutral. So when the light turns green, the starter motor has to crank and the car has to shift itself back into gear.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1087215_no-start-stop...

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