The Honda Fit might be a small car, but it is going to play a big role in Honda's goal of increasing sales by 18 percent by the end of the 2017 fiscal year. In this time, production of the subcompact will commence in Mexico, and sales of the car are expected to swell to 200,000 units annually thanks to an expanded model lineup.

Joining the current hatchback model, Honda is planning to use the Fit as the basis for a new sedan and crossover, although it isn't clear whether or not the cars will wear the Fit nameplate. According to Automotive News, various sources have confirmed that the new bodystyles will be made at the new Mexican plant, but Honda has not yet said if all three models will be on sale in the US. Adding a sedan would allow the Fit to better compete against rival cars like the Ford Fiesta, Nissan Versa, Chevrolet Sonic and Hyundai Accent, while the new crossover would give a unique product in the ever-growing B-segment.

The redesigned Honda Fit goes on sale next year with the new plant in Mexico going on line in 2014. The report says that the "vast majority" of cars built at this plant will be exported to the US.


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      CivicDXG
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Honda Fit technically already has a sedan variant, it's called the City, a size smaller than the Civic and based on the Fit/Jazz platform.
      hubemx
      • 2 Years Ago
      The sedan of the Fit it´s the Honda CITY. Stop making weird guesses.
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seriously considered a Fit a couple years ago - test drove, etc, etc. Nice, useful size and interior. Excellent 'touch' and layout to the controls, buttons, etc (arguably better than the goofy split screen Civic.) Three easy fixes for Honda - 1) longer front seat rails, (anybody over 6' has their knees in the steering wheel,) 2) decent brakes - just because it's an 'economy car' doesn't mean crappy brakes are ok, 3) 6th gear - no, not a stupid CVT - just an extra gear thank you.
        mary.keana
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wafflesnfalafel
        The Fit RS version outside the USA has a 6-speed manual.
        BG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wafflesnfalafel
        I noticed the problem with the seat rails when I test drove the Fit. I told the dealer that I just could not drive properly with my legs squashed up under the steering wheel.
      Neouka
      • 2 Years Ago
      They're going to have to update the engine offerings in the new Fit to compete with its competition.
      RDPS
      • 2 Years Ago
      No more crossovers, please.
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its such an oddly proportioned frumpy little thing, but I suppose its practical and cheap. Be nice if they could fix the styling though, like the Focus is actually quite attractive for example. Kia has great designs too.
      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sedans at this size always seemed like the height of stupidity. At this size you need to maximize your space, no minimize it even more. I know there is this supposed notion that sedans are fancy, but trust us, nobody is going to mistake it for an S-Class.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @th0mb0ne
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      BG
      • 2 Years Ago
      A crossover? Why (other than to appeal to American consumers). What is it with suburbanites and their irrational infatuation with high-wheelbase hatchbacks which they call crossovers in the attempt to make people think that they did not buy a hatchback?
        zoom_zoom_zoom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BG
        BG, by "Americans" I hope you are mean all countries in North and South America. Honda already builds a "crossover" Fit for Brazil. VW, Ford, and most all companies are now building these small crossovers with a bit more utility...why....customers want more utility.
        zoom_zoom_zoom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BG
        An BG, don't forget, you should probably start bashing on Europeans. They love their Volvo Crossroads and Audi Allroads...
          The Wasp
          • 2 Years Ago
          @zoom_zoom_zoom
          And also Audi/VW/BMW/Mercedes/Fiat/etc. crossovers.
        mystere
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BG
        Good question! It seems the CRV should be the car to go to if one wants a crossover close to the size of a Honda Fit. If one doesn't want the AWD feature, the Fit would be the ideal choice over the CRV, as long as the Fit is roomy enough.
      MAX
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meanwhile Honda brags about exporting a few cars they start bringing in way more cars from Mexico.
        mary.keana
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAX
        Most of the Fit production in Mexico is slated for Mexico, Panama, ...
      Jaybird248
      • 2 Years Ago
      I bought my 2nd gen Fit Sport because it has an amazing amount of space and utility for its size and fuel economy. Nothing in this class came close. It does need more power, but in milano red with alloy wheels, I think it's just beautiful!
        pinsimms99
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jaybird248
        It would be nice if they had more options for the Fit. An automatic Fit Sport is close to $19,000 with no options for heated exterior mirrors, heated seats, stereo upgrade, satellite radio, moonroof, and leather.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jaybird248
        Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Have a chubby chaser coworker that gets teased for it, but hey, more power to ya and who cares what everyone else thinks. :)
      imm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ooooooooooo maaaaaannnn, Honda Fit Sedan - can't imagine something uglier than that
      ilmhmtu
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really like the Fit. I also agree that a micro-SUV would be a good option for the US. Please, don't bring the sedan. All of the A- & B-segment cars look stupid as sedans.
        mystere
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ilmhmtu
        I think a sedan defeats the purpose of the Fit's concept...it would be the Civic all over again. What did Honda do? They dropped the wagon, then the hatchback...the core of the Civic. That would be the demise of the Fit if Honda were to bring the sedan to the market. Honda would be wiser to concentrate on the higher qualities of the Fit over the competition, and sell it to the potential buyers instead.
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