Rumor: Honda Fit Hybrid?


Though we usually leave the car news to our strapping brother Jalopnik, there is hardly a more gadgety car than the rumored hybrid version of the miniscule Honda Fit. While Honda has publicly denied the story by Japanese daily newspaper Nihon Keizai, the report says that Honda will launch the sub-Civic-sized hybrid by 2007 in Japan for a price in the neighborhood of $12,000.

As Mobile Mag notes, if the hybrid Fit were launched in the US, it would be the cheapest available hybrid vehicle by a few thousand dollars.

Honda to sell low-cost hybrid car in 2007/08: paper [Reuters via Mobile Mag]