Honda’s sprightly S660 won’t be sold in North America, but that doesn’t mean the Japanese automaker will leave us out in the cold.
According to , John Mendel, Honda’s vice president in the U.S., says the S660 was simply too small for North American tastes.
“I wouldn’t put my chips on that,” Mendel said. “When the practicalities of the market come in and the car is only so big, that might not be the best for the U.S. market. It might be better for India or China or somewhere else.”
Mendel has a point; while it certainly seems like a fun-sized roadster, the S660 is shorter than both the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Fiat 500. That being said, there’s still hope – Mendel says dealers have been clamouring for something sporty, whether it’s another S2000 or the rumoured ‘baby’ Acura NSX.