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Treehugger is so pleased Japanese carmakers have decided to ship some of their smallest specimens to North America — and, in some cases, all the way to the US — that they've devoted column inches to examining some of the models on the way, like the Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit (both of which are bound for the states). While we've unearthed larger objects flossing our teeth, in truth, we can't wait to wrap our urban-dwelling, dollar-bleeding arses in some lil' car love, starting with the Yaris, launching in US-spec form next spring for the 2007 model year. Honda hasn't announced a US timeline for the Fit, but most sources point to a mid-2006 launch. As for the Suzuki Swift and Nissan Micra, US launches are still indefinite.

Small Japanese Cars Are Coming to North-America, Again [Treehugger]

The US to Get Fit: Honda Aims to Sell 60,000 Subcompacts in the States [internal]