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Today Honda announced its 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural gas will go on sale this month with some improvements to the hybrid. The hybrid goes on sale Feb. 5 nationwide, and the natural gas car carries forth at dealers in 37 states effective Feb. 15. The big(ger) news with the carried-forward IMA (Integrated Motor […]

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Honda has announced pricing for its redesigned 2012 Civic GX, which will be available in 38 U.S. states beginning October 18. The new GX will start at $26,115—about $600 more than the 2011 model, which Honda has sold in just a handful of states since 1999. More than a decade later, with gas prices higher […]

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The next Honda CR-V might debut next year, and reports say the popular crossover will be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The current CR-V launched in 2011 and was refreshed in 2014, so a 2017 target date for the fifth-generation model feels about right, given the timing of product launch cycles. Details are scarce, […]

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To meet its carbon emission requirements, Honda said it is embracing all of the major low- and zero-emission categories: hybrid, plug-in, battery electric and fuel cell. Honda wants to take “a portfolio approach to reducing CO2,” a representative with the company told us, by building models in each of the four segments. The Japanese carmakers […]

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Several of Honda’s fuel-sipping models are going away. “We plan to discontinue production of the CNG [compressed natural gas] Civic and hybrid,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda while speaking at a media briefing in Detroit. This move will “allow greater focus on [the] Civic’s sporty new character” he said. The company’s […]

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Today, is the official day the 2015 Civic Hybrid launches at Honda dealers across the U.S. The hybrid vehicle starts at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $24,7352 for the base version, known as the Civic Hybrid Sedan CVT. Meanwhile, the 2015 Civic Natural Gas goes on sale at Honda dealers in 37 states […]

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Honda has launched its first factory designed and warranted supercharger kit for the manual-transmission version of the CR-Z hybrid. Supercharged 2011-2014 models will see the two-seater’s stock peak output significantly increased for a serious boost in speed potential for the roughly 2,650-pound car. In the case of 2013/14 models, power will rise above the base […]

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The Honda Civic CNG is now eligible to a $1,000 purchase credit in California. The special savings from the California Energy Commission is an immediate $1,000 purchase credit supplied directly by certified Honda Civic Natural Gas dealers at the time of purchase, stated Honda. In addition to the purchase credit savings, Civic Natural Gas vehicle […]

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Today General Motors CEO Dan Akerson announced its 2015 Chevrolet Impala to go on sale next summer will be offered with bi-fuel capability. Fleet and retail customers will have their choice of filling up with ordinary gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG) and range would be 350 miles on gas, and/or 150 miles on CNG. […]

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California’s Air Resources Board has approved the 2014 Honda Plug-In Hybrid Accord as the first car for sale in California to meet ARB’s SULEV20 standard. The 2014 Honda Plug-In Hybrid Accord produces 20 milligrams of combined smog-forming emissions per mile. This makes it the first gasoline-powered car in California to meet what is known as […]

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