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All-New Honda Freed Seats Eight and is Shorter than a Civic

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Honda has unveiled the all-new Freed minivan that is about the same size of a Civic, but manages to seat eight passengers.

The Freed which went on sale in Japan today is powered by a 118 horsepower 1.5L 4-cylinder engine and has optional all-wheel-drive. A 5-speed manual or CVT is available. The JDM Freed mini-minivan comes in three versions and buyers can choose between five, seven or eight passenger seating configurations. The Freed shares its mechanicals with the Fit and Civic and is about 12-inches shorter than the Civic.

Honda has no plans of bringing the small Freed to the US, but with gas prices the way they are maybe there could one day be a market for a vehicle like this here. Although 118 horsepower won’t really work for power hungry Americans. But who knows…

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