New Honda Fit Models May Be on the Way
The new Honda Fit is, frankly, one of my favorite vehicles — it represents an excellent blend of style and efficiency at a great price. Its super-flexible interior makes it possible to haul five passengers or a whole load of cargo in the back with the Magic Seat fully folded away. Now, the North American chief of Honda has announced that the Fit is soon going to have siblings. A subcompact crossover model, as well as a sedan called the Honda City, may soon be joining the subcompact hatchback model.
Honda Fit Crossover
The Fit crossover could jump into a competitive market, and I’m confident that it will be a hit. The body will surely be redesigned with rugged styling and the drivetrain, and powertrain may be revamped. The handling may be tuned to better handle rough roads or off-road conditions. It will still be built on a car platform, however, so don’t expect to ford many rivers. That said, a market entry that handles much like the current Fit while offering a little more room and more capability should be right at home. The Fit Crossover will probably get an upgraded engine to give it hauling capability and enhanced performance. Honda will give it a motor from their new Earth Dreams lineup.
The Honda City has actually been around for a long time. It was first created in 1981 for Japanese, European, and Australian markets, but Honda ended production after 1994. It came back in 1996, and has been here ever since. It shares the Honda Global Small Car Platform with the Fit. The current generation of the City offers smooth lines and a lower profile than the Fit hatchback in a similar size. The City would be a great fit for someone who wants a sportier looking version of the subcompact Fit or for someone who simply wants a trunk over a hatchback. As for what modifications we’ll see when this model comes to the United States, we’ll just have to wait and see.