Last post on Mar 15, 2005 at 11:20 AM
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#547 of 576 I'm still
Apr 29, 2004 (5:20 pm)
not crazy about the 3+3 layout.
#548 of 576 Fit/Jazz in N Am
Apr 30, 2004 (6:16 am)
According to info that appeared (briefly!) at TOV, we won't see the F/J in N Am until model year 2006
#549 of 576 Is it possible that Honda
May 04, 2004 (3:06 pm)
could have both long and short wheelbase models like DC with their vans? The Elysion states that it will come with either 2.4 liter 4 or V6!
Also look at the FUTURE page under Honda Odyssey. A lot of info.
#550 of 576 Elysion with 2.4 4 cylinder
May 04, 2004 (4:29 pm)
I wouldn't trust the 4 cylinder in that big of a van on the highway. With the smaller Stream maybe, but not the Elysion. I'd go for the V6. A turbocharged I4 would be nice though. A hybrid would be even better. Which V6 engine is in the Elysion? The Accord 3.0, Odyssey's 3.5, TL's 3.2? Or a whole new engine?
May 05, 2004 (2:48 pm)
to have the 3.0 V6 from the Accord. This with a 5 speed AT. Probably a nice combination and smaller than either Sienna or Odyssey.
Anyone seen any later news on the Mazda MX-Flexa or Latitude? How about the JDM Odyssey? Hope they all show up in the next year or so..
May 07, 2004 (3:20 pm)
is it coming to the states?
May 10, 2004 (8:56 pm)
How heavy is that Honda MPV now under test in the UK? If the vehicle just lighter than the current US-market Honda Accord and can accommodate the 2.4-liter I-4 160 bhp engine, there is a very good chance we may just see it in the US market as the Honda Latitude as a 2006 year model coming in the spring or summer of 2005. With the price of gasoline so high nowadays and noting the success of the Toyota Matrix/Pontiac Vibe "twins," Honda needs a vehicle that is reasonably fuel efficient and have interior arrangements that is superior to the Matrix/Vibe.
I think the reason why we won't see the current Honda Fit in the US market is that Honda may be working on a second-generation Honda Fit that may be slightly larger than the current car (to better accommodate American-sized passengers) that is developed with the US market in mind. It might be just large enough to accommodate the engines used on the current Honda Civic model.
#554 of 576 Gasoline Prices
May 11, 2004 (3:55 pm)
have hit $2.00 in my area!!!! (actually they're $1.99) So, would high gas prices create a market for smaller micro-vans in the United States, with 2+3+2 seating. (or 2+2+2, like the Pacifica only without all the weight the Pacifica has)
#555 of 576 Some Honda news....
May 12, 2004 (7:48 am)
This applies to the UK but hopefully some of it will show up here as well.
Mainly about the next-gen civic (due 2006) which will include a CRX! Also, Civic 5 door will borrow folding seat design from the current Jazz.
Honda's crazy if they don't give us both the Civic 5-door and CRX. + a Latitude-type microvan between the Civic 5-door and the Odyssey. An entry-level Fit/Jazz would complete the picture.