Honda's SUV-inspired Fit concept will be showcased at the virtual 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon.
Like last year's SEMA Show, the 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon is being hosted in an online virtual event where Japan's automakers will showcase their latest and most unusual aftermarket tuning projects including a speedster-style pickup truck and the latest projects by TRD and Modellista. Now, Honda has previewed two new concepts that will star at the show.
First up is a new take on the subcompact Fit dubbed the "2022 Fit e:HEV Crosstar Custom." Based on the second-generation Honda Fit, which is only available with a two-motor hybrid engine, the concept takes the SUV-inspired Crosstar trim level to a new extreme.
Like the Crosstar trim, the concept features a blacked-out roof and pillars, roof rails, a raised ride height, and water-resistant seat material. For the concept, Honda collaborated with CT125 and Hunter Cub to add chunkier all-terrain tires, a Yakima roof rack, and plastic cladding on the doors. New lamps fitted to the front bumper inspired by the Honda-E complete the makeover. These modifications give the Honda Fit a more rugged appearance and a bolder presence, but don't expect to do any serious off-roading in it.
No powertrain details were revealed, but being based on the new Fit means the concept is likely powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and two electric motors producing a combined 108 hp.
Sadly, Honda has discontinued the Fit in the US, so even if this funky concept enters production, it won't be sold here. Joining the 2022 Fit e:HEV Crosstar Custom will be the N-Van Custom 3rd Place. Based on the Honda N-Van sold in Japan, the concept serves as a mobile food van complete with a red and white awning, stainless steel body, and roof lights. According to Honda, it also "seamlessly connects work and hobbies."
You wouldn't think this would be the most practical vehicle to turn into a rolling cafe, but Japan's Kei cars are surprisingly spacious. Honda will showcase both of these adorably quirky concepts at the virtual 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon on January 15, when we'll find out more details.