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Yesterday Honda was reported as planning to axe the limited-market all-electric version of the Fit, and the Insight hybrid. The Fit EV (pictured) is lease-only, and Honda only ever committed to producing 1,100 units. It will be canceled in the fall, but supported until leases run out. As for the Insight, the latest generation of […]

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Sometimes a hybrid variant is a good idea, and sometimes it isn’t as apparently evidenced by the Acura ILX Hybrid being canceled for 2015. Sales are down 68 percent compared to 2013 with just 63 units sold in May, and so Acura has chosen to retain only the conventional 2.0- and 2.4-liter four-cylinder ILX models. […]

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Honda, which started the modern hybrid segment in 1999, now possesses “world-class” hybrid technology but for those wondering when it means to assert its theoretical superiority in new Toyota-beating products, it’s still steady as she goes. Today Honda has three up-and-coming hybrid technologies – in general terms, a 1-motor, 2-motor, and 3-motor system. These all […]

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Honda has said it is considering a hybrid version of its Odyssey that could cut its fuel consumption in half from around 31 mpg to 62 mpg. At least that’s what the Japanese automaker told some Australian journalists of presumably Japanese mileage testing, and the actual numbers they used were 3.8L/km for the hybrid compared […]

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Yesterday Honda’s Japanese-market Fit Hybrid and Vezel Hybrid were affected by a third transmission recall Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a voluntary recall of the Fit Hybrid and Vezel Hybrid produced in Japan from July 2013 through February 2014. The recall has to do with a problem with the software program controlling the 7-speed dual […]

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Rumors are circulating that Honda may either pull the plug on the Insight hybrid or revise it. Honda has neither officially confirmed nor denied any changes for the original Prius fighter (that lost), but it has quietly removed it from the Canadian lineup, and marketing for a 2015 U.S. model appear conspicuously absent. Holding a […]

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Tomorrow, the only hybrid to offer a manual transmission option – the 2014 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid – will be offered for sale. The line was fully refreshed for the 2013 model year, and for 2014 it carries forward with an EPA mpg rating of 31 city/38 highway/34 combined for the manual transmission, and 36/39/37 […]

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Honda’s 2014 Accord Hybrid will debut at U.S. dealers nationwide on Halloween, October 31. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) ranges from $29,155 for the Accord Hybrid to $34,905 for the Accord Hybrid Touring model, plus a destination and handling charge of $790. “With advanced technologies standard on every Accord Hybrid we’ve given customers an […]

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Honda will again take aim at Toyota with variants of its third-generation Fit now in hybrid form and replete with new design language and improved one-motor hybrid drive system. The car will be in U.S. showrooms “as early as next year” according to Automotive News, and in Japanese showrooms by this September. Regular gas varieties […]

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As Honda prepares for the projected 2015 launch of its Acura NSX which will be reborn as a hybrid “supercar,” yesterday it announced its project leader, and Ohio assembly plant. The global development of the production car based on the NSX Concept will be led by Honda R&D Americas chief engineer Ted Klaus. It will […]

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