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TOTD: What 2015 Honda Fit Model Do You Want to See Next, Hybrid or RS?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/10/2014 Erick Ayapana

We just drove the U.S.-spec 2015 Honda Fit and found that it’s quite good. It’s quieter, lighter, more efficient, and it’ll still carry a relatively large amount of stuff thanks to a number of smart packaging and engineering tricks like “Magic” folding rear seats. For now, our Fits will be powered by an improved 130-hp 1.5-liter I-4 available with a six-speed manual or a CVT. That said, we can’t help but covet the other Fit variants other countries are getting, namely the Hybrid and the performance oriented RS model. If Honda could only bring one of those variants to the U.S., which would you choose?

We got to sample both models last year in Japan. The hybrid’s powertrain combines a 1.5-liter I-4, an electric motor, and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and is rated at over 100 mpg over in Japan (that number would likely drop a bit here in the 'States). By the way, the normal 2015 is EPA-rated at 33/41 mpg city/highway for the the LX with the CVT, while the EX and EX-L achieve 32/38 mpg (manual tranny is rated at 29/37 mpg).

TOTD: What 2015 Honda Fit Model Do You Want to See Next, Hybrid or RS?

The Japan-spec Fit RS is also powered by a 1.5-liter I-4 paired with a six-speed manual, and a version headed to the U.S. could theoretically get a revised suspension and a slight power bump. Other mods could include a body kit and seats with more bolstering, as hinted by the Mugan Fit RS that Honda showed off at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon show. So which Fit variant would you like to see in the U.S.? An eco-friendly Fit hybrid or a fun Fit RS? Let us know in the comments below. Mugen Fit RS Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Mugen Fit RS Concept

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