Honda Fit Hybrid Wins Japan’s 2013 Car of the Year Award

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Honda Fit Hybrid Wins Japan’s 2013 Car of the Year Award
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Environmentally friendly cars are always a hit when it comes to the “Japan Car of the Year ” award, so it’s no wonder that the Honda Fit Hybrid brings home the award. Continue Reading...

2015 Honda Fit Hybrid Gets 35% Bump in Fuel Economy

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2015 Honda Fit Hybrid Gets 35% Bump in Fuel Economy
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Honda has announced that its all-new Fit Hybrid will boast a 35 percent bump in fuel economy compared to its current lineup of 1.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid powertains offered in cars like the CR-Z and Civic Hybrid. Continue Reading...

Honda Reveals i-DCD Dual-Clutch Hybrid for Small Cars

Honda Reveals i-DCD Dual-Clutch Hybrid for Small Cars
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As a part of its new Earth Dreams powertrain rollout, Honda has announced a new 1.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid mated to a dual-clutch transmission that it believes will deliver segment-leading fuel economy while retaining the brand’s core fun-to-drive quality. Continue Reading...

Honda Hybrid Vehicle Sales Reach 800,000 Worldwide

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Honda Hybrid Vehicle Sales Reach 800,000 Worldwide
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It’s amazing to think that it’s been 12 years since Honda introduced its first hybrid vehicle – the first generation Insight – to the world. Back in November 1999, the Insight was a peculiar hybrid but still boasted the world’s highest fuel economy among all gasoline-powered vehicles. And despite Toyota clearly surpassing Honda in hybrid… Continue Reading...

Honda Fit Hybrid Now Japan’s Cheapest Gas-Electric Vehicle

Honda Fit Hybrid Now Japan’s Cheapest Gas-Electric Vehicle
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We may not be seeing Honda’s 2011 Honda Jazz/Fit hybrid over here in North American any time soon, but it doesn’t mean we won’t uncross our fingers. And now we’re even more excited – that’s because it has launched in Japan for 1.59 million yen ($19,310 U.S.), making it the cheapest gas-electric car available in… Continue Reading...

2012 Honda Fit Could See Improved Fuel Economy, 6-Speed Manual Transmission

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2012 Honda Fit Could See Improved Fuel Economy, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
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Thanks to a 2011 Honda Fit dealer brochure obtained by TempleofVtec, we now have some insight into what might be coming for the 2012 Honda Fit. With the second-gen model launching in 2009, by 2012 the car is due or a refresh and its likely to get some of the new items and upgrades currently… Continue Reading...

Honda Jazz Hybrid Unveiled

Honda Jazz Hybrid Unveiled
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Honda has unveiled their Jazz Hybrid, which is sold as the Fit here in North America. We won’t be getting the Fit Hybrid in our part of the world, but it doesn’t look like we’re missing out on much. With mileage comparable to a CR-Z, and a nearly $5,000 premium over a regular Fit, the… Continue Reading...

Honda Fit Hybrid to Debut at Paris Auto Show

Honda Fit Hybrid to Debut at Paris Auto Show
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Honda will launch the Fit Hybrid at the Paris Auto Show this Fall, expanding the Japanese automaker’s hybrid lineup down-market. The new model will be the first hybrid sub-compact model offered and is possible because of Honda’s low-cost Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid setup. While no official details have been released the car is expected… Continue Reading...

Honda Plug-In Hybrid Coming in 2012, Next-Gen Civic Hybrid to Use Lithium-Ion Battery

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Honda Plug-In Hybrid Coming in 2012, Next-Gen Civic Hybrid to Use Lithium-Ion Battery
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Honda CEO Takanobu Ito has given a look at the direction Honda will be taking in the coming years, putting strong emphasis on small cars and hybrids. At his annual mid-year speech, Ito gave a rough outline of the Japanese automaker’s future direction, while dropping a few important notes about new products. Two important new… Continue Reading...