Hey there, little hatchback with a Honda badge that just showed up in a Japanese magazine. Could you be the next Honda Fit?
Maybe so. Indian Autos Blog reports that press shots of the next Fit, also called the Jazz in some markets, were leaked into this magazine. It's kind of hard to tell the car's proportions because of the way the magazine was scanned, but it gives us a pretty decent idea of what the next car might look like.
As is typical of Hondas in recent years, the new Fit is expected to grow in both length and trunk size. Here's what Indian Autos Blog had to say:
Under the hood, for Indian and European markets, Honda’s recently launched Earth Dreams diesel engine comes into play. For Europe the 1.6-liter i-DTEC will fill the engine bay while for India, the well-localized 1.5-liter variation would come in as the trump card. The car will get 1.2-liter and 1.4-liter engines in other markets. The former, used on the Brio and Amaze, should complete the engine range here.
No word on the North American market, sadly. The Earth Dreams engine family is a good bet for us too, though. Can we keep our fingers crossed for a diesel version?
Hat tip to Shrawan!