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We first heard about plans for a hybrid gas-electric version of the Honda Fit in 2006. Since that time, Honda’s plans to bring the compact car—which could become the least expensive hybrid on U.S. roads—has been on and off again several times. The Honda Fit Hybrid went on sale in Japan last week, and will […]

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After three years of speculation about the introduction of a Fit Hybrid, Honda is set to unveil the world’s first subcompact hybrid next month at the Paris Motor Show this September. Not only will the Fit Hybrid be the smallest hybrid on the market, it could carry the lowest price tag. A hybrid version will […]

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This review of the Honda Fit Hybrid, which was originally published in June 2009, was updated on June 25, 2010. The comments date back to original posting. Honda hasn’t had much luck with its recent hybrids. The Honda Insight and upcoming Honda CR-Z Hybrid coupe fell short of promises to combine a great price with […]

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It was once thought that the great promise of gas-electric hybrids was to offer new levels of fuel efficiency. In other words, adding even a modest battery pack and motor to a compact or subcompact car could boost the fuel efficiency of a small car from the mid-30-mpg range into the 40- or 50-mpg range. […]

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Honda today announced that it will introduce its new small hybrid in early 2009, as well as another unique small hybrid vehicle based on the sporty CR-Z compact concept sports car and a hybrid version of the Honda Fit subcompact. HybridCars.com reported in 2006 that Honda was planning a hybrid version of the Fit—based on […]

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