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A Tough Little Off-Road Honda Fit Could be on the Way

A Tough Little Off-Road Honda Fit Could be on the Way

With an approachable price, spry handling and genius interior packaging, the Honda Fit is a great buy for anyone in the market for a new subcompact car.

But if you’ve ever thought the uber-practical Fit would be better if it had more ground clearance, then we have some interesting news for you: Honda could be set to introduce a slightly jacked up Honda Fit in Europe, where the hatch is marketed as the Jazz.

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Honda recently filed to trademark the names ‘Jazz Crosstar’ and ‘Crosstar’ with the European Intellectual Property Office. While Honda has never before used the ‘Crosstar’ name, it seems logical that it would be used on a crossover-type vehicle – in this case, one based on the Fit/Jazz.

The Japanese automaker has yet to file for a name such as ‘Fit Crosstar’ with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, so it seems as though the Jazz/Fit crossover, if it ever does arrive, will be for Europe only – or at least from launch. It’s very possible that the Jazz Crosstar will never reach North American shores, though, with many automakers deeming these subcompact crossovers too small for American consumers’ tastes.

Honda has moved to file this trademark in the lead up to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, so we could potentially see this jacked up Jazz/off road Fit debut at the Swiss show early next month.

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