A development mule for the new dedicated hybrid
is due to release in 2009 has been spotted in the wild. The body of the test vehicle is built up from a Honda Airwave with the front of a Fit
grafted on. The Airwave is a Japanese market wagon, but the prototype features a left hand drive interior in place of the usual JDM right hand drive setup. The new Global Small Hybrid, as it's been dubbed, is expected to have an all-new hybrid power-train to replace the current mild hybrid IMA system. Sales targets for the new car
are 200,000 a year, with half of those going to the US market.
[Source: World Car Fans]