Fit gets some styling and feature updates for the new model year.

Honda has officially announced the debut of the refreshed 2018 Fit, showing off some stylistic updates and new feature content for the automaker's ultra-practical subcompact hatchback.

The Fit has long been known for its excellent interior packaging and excellent handling dynamics, but Honda is upping the ante by giving the updated model a healthy dose of feature updates.

The biggest news is that Honda Sensing will be available on the updated model for the first time, meaning the new Fit will offer adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and road departure warning/mitigation.

Honda claims this makes the Fit the most affordable car in America to offer those features. They will be available on EX models and above.

"With sporty new styling and additional feature content, the 2018 Honda Fit ups the ante with new styling and sophistication not typically found in the subcompact segment," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. "Fit has always represented a great value for subcompact customers and the addition of available Honda Sensing to its fun-to-drive performance and unmatched versatility will keep the Honda Fit as the industry's benchmark subcompact."

The Fit will also look fresh thanks to a new grille, updated aerodynamic elements in the front and side lower body finishers, and a new rear diffuser. The 2018 Honda Fit will also be offered in two bright new colors--Helios Yellow Pearl and Orange Fury (the former replaces Mystic Yellow), both pictured.

Additional feature update announcements will come shortly, Honda says, along with pricing and dealership availability.