Could the Fit become a Crossover?

August 28th, 2012 by

Crossover vehicles have been one of the hottest niches in the car industry lately, with every manufacturer throwing their hat into the ring, Honda has even been a player in this market already with the Crossstour. But it doesn’t appear that Honda is done with the possibility of a Honda Fit crossover after 2014.

A subcompact crossover?

At first thought a Honda Fit seems like the unlikeliest car to turn into a crossover, until you delve deeper into what Honda does. Honda has been utilizing the Fit platform globally on a varied group of vehicles.  A good example is the Honda Freed, capable of fitting (no pun intended) 8 passengers.

Another reason why a Fit-based crossover would make sense is found in the amount of passenger/cargo room that the current 2013 Honda Fit has to offer.

The 2013 Honda Fit could also work as a crossover because of the amount it can carry as well as variations it can carry them in its small wheel base..

–    Comfortable seating for five
–    90.8 cubic feet of passenger volume
–    20.6 cubic feet of cargo volume (57.3 with the rear seats down)
–    40.4 inches of headroom in the front/39 inches in the back
–    41.3 inches of legroom in the front/34.5 in the back
–    52.7 inches of shoulder room in the front/51.3 in the back
–    51.5 inches of hip room in the front/51.3 in the back

In other words, a slightly larger version (AKA, a crossover) would make for a great addition to the new Honda lineup available to greater Yonkers, New Rochelle, Bronx and Stamford area drivers. That said, you can bte that we here at White Plains Honda will be keeping a close eye for this one in the near future. So make sure to stay tuned, as everyone at 344 Central Ave. White Plains, NY 10606 is dedicated to keeping you informed.

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