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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.

[Source: Carscoop]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Not only more useful than the Fit, but better-looking, too. Comparing any part of it with the Citroen DS3 is a compliment. The Fit is just too small for my purposes, and the rear design is awkward and pinched-looking. This version could put Honda back on my shopping list for the first time in many years. Nothing Honda has offered since my early '90s Civic H/B, which could get 40 mpg and drove like an F1 car, has been remotely attractive. Abandoning wagons and dropping hatchbacks, and the lackadaisical marketing of the NG-fueled GX caused me to abandon Honda. But show this model with 35-40 on the highway, and I will visit the showroom.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fit Shuttle?!?

      Yeah, NOBODY is going to trip over that and pronounce it all wrong...
      • 4 Years Ago
      how about a civic wagon.
      and a civic hatch
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really like it, or at least the concept of it. As an 08 Fit owner, I've often felt that a similar, yet somewhat larger and brawnier vehicle would be perfect. The Fit as it is is a fantastic car, if they could build off of that they'd have a winner in my book.
      • 4 Years Ago
      but as someone said already it is definitely better than the Prius V or whatever that ugly thing is called
      • 2 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've been wondering which mfr would pick up Citroen DS3's odd pillar construction that seems to be floating away from the roof. It works pretty well here. I agree with the commenter above that said this works a lot better than the Prius wagon. Toyo went over the top with their bulbous roofline. This Fit is actually attractive and contemporary.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There is a reason you don't see the Fit Hybrid over here, IMA stinks. Hyundai is coming out with a sporty coupe with the CR-Z lined up in its sights that will get better mileage WITHOUT a hybrid powertrain and will, more than likely, be just as quick if not faster - not that hard.

      I really wish Honda would put IMA on hiatus throughout its range until they can develop it further. It just doesn't bring anything to the table.
      • 4 Years Ago
      like it. honda needs a small wagon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hate to be such a Pollyanna, but I like it. The C pillar looks odd, though.

      I'm so pleased that for a change we're being shown cars that are small, useful, economical, and probably fun to drive.

      I've followed the car scene for more years than I care to admit. In the fifties the most you could hope for (if you liked small cars) was a different shape of the sheet metal.
      Any new technology, (like progressive carbs) was on the large, expensive, or sports cars.
      In the sixties, pretty much the same. The only excitement was from overseas, where you occasionally saw some innovation.
      The seventies and early eighties were forgettable, and it wasn't because the drugs got better.
      Then came the SUV's, the antithesis of everything I valued in a vehicle.
      But finally, both domestically and foreign, we're finally getting really useful technology and smart design being applied to small, functional, fun cars.

      I love it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's nothing really new though, there was the Honda Airwave in Japan before, which was based on the Fit/Jazz platform. This looks just like a successor with the name changed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey if it gets people out of "crossover" suv's and in real wagons then I'll support it.
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