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#1 of 294 2009/2010 Honda Fit
Aug 24, 2007 (8:42 am)
Apparently honda is working on a next gen fit. The Fit is over 5 to 6 years old in non USA markets. Honda is building every USA fit in Japan which could lead to a shortage of current gen Fits in the USA. New Fit has some euro civic influences.
Dont know if it's the real deal but seems very accurate. Car should come out in 2008 as a 2009 model at the earliest.
#2 of 294 Re: 2009/2010 Honda Fit [rv65]
Aug 24, 2007 (12:39 pm)
Is this for real? This looks like a squished Odyssey. I like the look of my Fit Sport better. I wonder how it's different inside and under the hood, though?
#3 of 294 Re: 2009/2010 Honda Fit [johndintexas]
Aug 24, 2007 (4:16 pm)
Yep it's very real. Fit is already 6 years old in Japan. Honda want's to make a 2nd gen version. USA fit's are made in Japan. There is a possibility to make them in the new Indiana factory which should have enough capacity. Then they can export some to mexico without relying on Brazil. I will post some more pics. It does look a bit like the current version with some cues of other cars.
#4 of 294 Re: 2009/2010 Honda Fit [rv65]
Aug 25, 2007 (8:39 am)
I actually like the look of the new one better. The sideskirts look too tacked-on for my taste. The new one lookds cleaner.
#5 of 294 Re: 2009/2010 Honda Fit [rv65]
Sep 02, 2007 (8:11 am)
I read somewhere that it will be longer wider and have better gas mileage. I hope they will give us a few more inches of legroom in the backseat for American sized legs.
#6 of 294 Re: 2009/2010 Honda Fit [ifit]
Sep 04, 2007 (8:59 am)
the fits rear seat room is wonderful...better than some made in america for america cars.
the jdm fit is actually a bit smaller than ours, so this generation (the current one) was already sized up for us. Having said that, the next gen should be a bit bigger.
#7 of 294 Re: 2009/2010 Honda Fit [eldaino]
Sep 04, 2007 (9:17 am)
Are you sure the JDM Fit is smaller? I mean, beyond differences in bumpers? They appear to me to be the same car, with only trim differences.
I think the current rear seat is remarkably roomy given the size of the car, but a little more leg and hip room wouldn't hurt, if it can be done without hurting fuel economy.
#8 of 294 Re: 2009/2010 Honda Fit [backy]
Sep 05, 2007 (8:32 am)
yeah, from what i have read, the jdm version is not as wide as ours, and it equates to more than just bumper sizes. but i dunno, thats just going by what i read online. I could be wrong.
It would be nice for some more legroom for passengers i guess, because as a general rule, more space is always good. But on the same note, i think that there are more cars out there that should be bestowed with this other than the fit.
If the fit grows for the next generation, as long as they supply a slighlty (i'm talking under 1.8litres) bigger, more advanced engine (the l15 is not new at all), similiar if not better fuel economy would be very easy to attain.
#9 of 294 Re: 2009/2010 Honda Fit [eldaino]
Sep 05, 2007 (6:31 pm)
Aside from the bumpers, current JDM Fit is no different than USDM Fit size-wise.
New Fit is 50mm longer wheelbase, 55mm longer overall. Largest engine is still 1.5L, but w/ ~120hp.
#10 of 294 Re: 2009/2010 Honda Fit [manko]
Sep 06, 2007 (6:09 am)
thanks for the clarification.
like the horsepower numbers...its not hard for honda to eck them out...120hp means this engine is making as much hp as the bmw 1.6 in the mini, without needing premium fuel.