Honda Launches New Fit/Jazz for Japan

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… » 10/18/07 12:30pm 10/18/07 12:30pm

The JDM 2009 Honda Fit Embargo Is Anticlimactically Broken

So in case you didn't notice due to our server hiccups on Friday, it looks like the walls of that there embargo on the JDM 2009 Honda Fit fully came a-tumblin' down at the end of last week — well before we're supposed to see it in person at the Tokyo Auto Show near the end of next month. Edmunds has the full scoop on… » 9/24/07 10:30am 9/24/07 10:30am

2009 Honda Fit: Now With More Embargo-Breaking Interior Shots!

Yesterday we showed you a few shots of the new 2009 Honda Fit. Well, the very strange looking man who runs the Hollywood Extra has uploaded a few more interior shots and one new exterior shot of the new 2009 model of Honda's econo-wedge, the Fit (Jazz) — still almost a month before the expected reveal at the Tokyo… » 9/21/07 8:15am 9/21/07 8:15am

2008 Honda Fit Shots Leak Out Onto The Internet

The rapscallion who runs the Hollywood Extra has somehow managed to snag some shots of the 2008 Honda Fit a month before it's supposed to officially be revealed at the Tokyo Auto Show. From these pirated press shots it appears the Fit's going the way of the new Scion xD — adopting a much more door stop look. We'll… » 9/20/07 5:00pm 9/20/07 5:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Honda Fit Sport, Part 2

Exterior Design: ***
Fans of Hello Kitty's ber cuteness will likely enjoy the Fit styling a bit more than those who dig GI JOE with lifelike hair. We could also be wrong about that. The design is entertaining if not a textbook case of form following function. Sport version adds trick rear spoiler and other sporty… » 3/29/07 1:35pm 3/29/07 1:35pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Honda Fit Sport, Part 1

Back in the punk rock days of the early eighties Boston, a weekly paper called Boston Rock published a comic called Steven. Like Picasso, Steven had a friend named Brock. Unlike Picasso's pal Braque, Brock lived in a refrigerator box. From the outside his box looked like a box, but inside it was a luxurious flat.… » 3/28/07 2:00pm 3/28/07 2:00pm

Car Show We Don't Watch Names Honda Fit "Best of the Year"

PBS's MotorWeek, which is like Top Gear without humor, high production value or entertaining hosts, has named its "Drivers' Choice Awards" for 2007. Most of the choices aren't that surprising: Lexus LS as the "Best Luxury Sedan" and Ford Shelby GT500 for the "Best Performance Car." The one thing that sticks out is… » 2/12/07 4:35pm 2/12/07 4:35pm

Breaking! More Insight On Honda's Expansion Plans

Although the news story yesterday of Honda looking to expand its manufacturing presence in the US was short on details — they've rectified that problem. The automaker added some more meat to the release and said today they are just a wee-bit away from selecting a Midwestern site for a planned $400 million, 1,300 job… » 5/17/06 1:22pm 5/17/06 1:22pm

Sources Say: No Honda CR-V Hybrid; Fit Version a Go

The folks at Edmunds Inside Line appear to have heard from their Deep Throat at Honda, who says the hybrid CR-V that's been the subject of wide speculation is a non starter. The system is more feasible for cars, is the word from above, possibly referring to a steeper price differential due to the complexity of making… » 5/12/06 12:58pm 5/12/06 12:58pm

The Gold Standard in Canadian Automotive TV Journalism: Fit or Yaris,…

Wethinks that some of the editors over at Driver's Seat might've been spending a bit too much time contemplating the bottom of a bottle of Canadian Mist and not enough time paying attention to which red Japanese subcompact the hosts were yammering on about. In this spot about the Honda Fit, a Toyota Yaris is plainly… » 5/10/06 9:37pm 5/10/06 9:37pm