The next incarnation of Honda's subcompact Fit (Jazz for you continental types) is going on sale in Japan this week. You've already seen the new design, by way of a recent anticlimax. Now the details on Honda's next-generation fit come on the heels of news the company's sales are off dramatically in Japan, giving the new Fit that much more pressure. A newly tweaked 1.3-liter four and CVT transaxle provide go to the base model, while a new Road Sailing (RS) version gets a 1.5-liter producing 20 extra horses (120 total). As for utility, it gets a novel utility function, "Ultra Seat!" (exclamation ours) that allows rear seating to dive and release in one motion. We'll get our shot in the US by 2009.
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