Okay, a divergence from yesterday's mission statement but too good to ignore:
No real idea why they chose to drop it in Montreal instead of Detroit - didn't want to completely outshine all those boring Acuras? - but God, it...it's a Honda.
It's only a styling exercise for now, but somehow that shape promises so much - simplicity, eagerness, frugality without dreariness. The PR people are making exactly the right noises about its intentions: inexpensive without being dull, fun without forgetting about practicality. It's like the early - real - Civics that made the company's reputation brought back from exile. It's exactly what Honda should have been making all along and needs to make again.
I want one. As it sits. Use the Fit drivetrain, keep everything simple and light....