The Honda Fit is a hatchback that has so much interior space that it approaches small wagon status. Heck, if Honda's little B-Segment five door were just a bit longer or if its backlight were a little bit more vertical, we'd say it was a wagon. According to a report on Carscoop a vehicle with just such a description may be on the way, as an alleged leaked brochure of a Japanese market model suggests that the Fit has been stretched for even more cargo room.
Aesthetically, the JDM Fit Shuttle seen above clearly has about a foot more glass beyond the hatchback's C-Pillar, which should translate to quite a few more cubes of space. To pull that extra cargo, the brochure suggests that the Fit wagon will make do with the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder and 1.3-liter IMA hybrid that the folks in Japan already know and love. And if the brochure is legit, then the Shuttle is well on its way, at least in Japan, with a release date of March, 2011.
Will we see a Fit wagon here in the States? We have no idea, but at the same time, we're not very hopeful. After all, Honda still hasn't blessed us with the Fit hybrid, and as much as we'd like to see it in the States, we would need some convincing to believe that such a model would be a sales success in the U.S.