Honda’s North American CEO has revealed that along with the new Honda Fit, the companies Mexican plant is also tooling up to build a small crossover and a new small sedan called the City, both of which will sell here in the U.S.
Up until now, the Honda Fit has been offered exclusively as a hatchback, but now the Honda City will offer customers a choice between a hatch and a sedan. The City is already sold on worldwide markets, and could help to increase Fit sales overall when it debuts on our shores.
While Honda has the CR-V, its large size will easily accommodate a smaller counterpart. This new small crossover will take on the Nissan Juke, Buick Encore, and the MINI Countryman.
Engine wise, the current 1.5-liter engine with 117-hp might not be up to the task for the crossover. Honda has announced that this powerplant will receive an upgrade as part of its Earth dreams lineup of motors, so expect some extra power out of the little four-cylinder when it debuts in the Fit Crossover.
[Source: Car and Driver]