SAO PAULO – Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has begun selling its Fit small car in Brazil. The Fit, which bases at about $11,500, is being produced locally at Honda’s plant in Sumare, Sao Paulo, some 80 miles (129 km) from here. “The Fit arrived at a critical moment, with strong competition in the Civic segment – especially (from) the Toyota Corolla,” says Andre Ribeiro, owner of Andre Ribeiro Honda, a local dealership. The competition makes it “hard to keep the dealers happy with only one model ...

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