When we took the 2009 Honda Fit Sport out for a test drive the other day, we were not sure exactly when this pleasing little car would be available for sale in the U.S. Automotive News heard from Honda Motor Co. that instead of selling them as planned Oct. 1, Honda dealerships will get the new Fit on Aug. 26. That's this coming Tuesday. Shortly after Labor Day indeed.

Honda told AN that the date was moved up because of high demand for the Fit and the near-complete lack of the 2008 model on dealer lots. Spokesman Chris Martin told AN (subs req'd) that, "We had to do something so that our dealers would not be without the small cars that buyers are seeking." As we mentioned, Honda expects to sell between 80,000 and 90,000 of the 2009 Fits in the U.S. and the automatic transmission base model gets 28 city/35 hwy.

[Source: Automotive News]

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