More Powerful Honda CR-Z Will be a Hybrid says R&D Boss

More Powerful Honda CR-Z Will be a Hybrid says R&D Boss
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Honda will build a more powerful version of the CR-Z sport hybrid and it will continue to be a hybrid, according to R&D boss Tomohiko Kawanabe. Previous reports had suggested a CR-Z ‘Type R’ might toss the company’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system in favor of a turbocharger, but that will not be the… 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...

Leaked: More Honda CR-Z Hybrid Photos Give Detailed Look at Interior, Engine

Leaked: More Honda CR-Z Hybrid Photos Give Detailed Look at Interior, Engine
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***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here*** New photos of the Honda CR-Z have surfaced online, this time showing the new hybrid sports car’s interior and engine. Inside the cabin looks quite premium and has a typically Honda design. The seats look extremely well bolstered, although head room doesn’t exactly look plentiful. There… Continue Reading...

Report: First Photos of Mugen-Tuned Honda CR-Z Leaked

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Report: First Photos of Mugen-Tuned Honda CR-Z Leaked
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Hot on the heels of a leaked brochure outlining the many details of Honda’s upcoming CR-Z hybrid sports car, a similar brochure showing a modification package by famed Honda-tuner Mugen has appeared online. No details on the kit have been confirmed but judging from the photo we’re looking at a new aero package including front… Continue Reading...

Report: Honda Planning Two-Mode Hybrid System for Larger Cars

Report: Honda Planning Two-Mode Hybrid System for Larger Cars
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Slowly, Honda appears to be learning how the hybrid marketplace works. In a recent interview Honda CEO Takanobu Ito said that the company is working on more powerful two-mode hybrid systems (like the one used by Toyota) that will allow for the car to operate using either gas, electricity or a combination of both. Currently,… Continue Reading...

Tokyo 2009: Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coming to North America Next Year

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Tokyo 2009: Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coming to North America Next Year
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Honda announced a production version of its CR-Z hybrid concept will be introduced to North America in the second half of 2010. As the second version of the CR-Z concept was unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show, Honda announced the production version will be a sporty 2-seat hybrid, the first hybrid car set up with… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Preview: Honda CR-Z Concept Is As Close to the Real Thing As Concepts Get

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Tokyo Preview: Honda CR-Z Concept Is As Close to the Real Thing As Concepts Get
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Honda has just announced that a revised version of its CR-Z hybrid hatchback will debut at the Tokyo Auto Show next month. Honda has already produced a concept version of this car, but the new one (shown above) is as close to production as concepts get. The design has been toned down just ever so… Continue Reading...

Honda Confirms CR-Z Hybrid and Fit Hybrid for 2010

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Honda Confirms CR-Z Hybrid and Fit Hybrid for 2010
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Honda has just confirmed that it will build two additional hybrid models that will go on sale in Japan starting in February 2010. The first is the highly-anticipated CR-Z hybrid and the  second is a hybrid version of the sub-compact Fit. Both models will use Honda’s IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) hybrid system, a less sophisticated… Continue Reading...

2010 Honda Insight World Premiere

2010 Honda Insight World Premiere
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Honda may have beat Toyota to the hybrid game, but Toyota has certainly been beating Toyota AT it. It is for that reason that Honda has created a stand-alone hybrid model, the Insight. Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show without fanfare – or even without a press conference, two different Insight models sat in the… Continue Reading...