New Honda Fit Coming to New York

February 22, 2008

Honda's throwing a new Fit in New York, and unlike those thrown by the celebuclowns over on Gawker, this Fit is entirely deserved.

In a press release posted late last night, Honda says that an all-new Fit will make its debut at the New York auto show next month.

"The current Fit has been a tremendous success for Honda with its spacious, versatile interior and a wealth of standard features in a compact, fuel-efficient and affordable package," said Honda's Dick Colliver, in the release. "The all-new Honda Fit will reconfirm that small can in fact be big."

The Fit only joined the U.S. lineup for the automaker as a 2007 model, but had been on sale in Japan since 2001 until Honda showed a second-generation car at the 2007 Tokyo motor show. That car, when it makes it to America, will likely come with a 118-hp, 1.5-liter four and a choice of manual or automatic five-speed gearboxes.

Along with the new Fit, Honda will also bring its Pilot concept and the FCX Clarity fuel-cell car to its display at the Javits center.

Stay with TheCarConnection.com as we bring you all the news from the 2008 New York Auto Show, from now until it opens to the media on March 19 through press days and after.

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