Next year, Honda will up the ante in the hot supermini stakes with the introduction of a hot (Type-) version of its award-winning supermini, the Fit. The Fit Type-S will have a 1.5-litre engine with 150bhp with 5-speed or automatic (rumoured option). And here's a pic:
This is likely in response to a turbo version of the Toyota Vitz (Echo hatchback), details of which I'll find out pretty soon. Lowered suspension, red-lighted white gagues and leather steering wheel and shift knob will also be part of the Type-S package.
not like we'll ever see that thing in the states though.
I wonder why not Type R thought? Does that mean it's not going to be a limited production version (like ITR was limited), but a larger scale production (like RSX-S)?
Likely. This is Honda's answer to the 206 GTi, Ibiza 1.8T et al...
It will be interesting to see the hot hatch race now that Honda has entred this segment with the Fit. But Toyota's Vitz turbo sounds exciting too, finally a successor to the legendary Starlet turbo
I sat in the Jazz (name in Europe) during the IAA. Pretty impressive small car, nice interior, huge trunk, The Type S would be a nice halo model. I´d prefer a more decent bodykit though.
Honda had a nice sport version on display at the IAA, which really looked decent (Personally, I´d prefer a different color, though).
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