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    Official: Honda Fit, Vezel Hybrids recalled in Japan; US vehicles not affected

    Honda has announced a good-sized recall of two popular Japanese-market hybrids: the Fit Hybrid and the Vezel Hybrid are both headed back into the garage. The problem this time around lies in the software program that controls the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) that could "cause a delay in ...

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    Exclusive: Honda loves 86-mpg Fit Hybrid in Japan, 'may reevaluate' for US

    We recently heard Honda chief engineer Art St. Cyr talk about the excellent fuel economy that the Japan-only Fit Hybrid gets. "You may have seen the numbers," St. Cyr told a group of journalists, "the new one-motor hybrid system gives the Fit Hybrid the highest fuel efficiency among hybrid models ...

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    Report: Next-gen Honda Fit Hybrid could get 85 mpg in Japan

    Honda continues to tease us hybrid-thirsty Americans by revealing more details (or letting them leak out) about its next-generation Fit Hybrid. The upcoming Fit, which is known as the Jazz overseas, will get a whopping 85 miles per gallon on the lenient JC08 Japanese driving test cycle. That'd ...

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    Report: Honda to launch Fit Hybrid, CR-Z, Insight in China in early 2012

    Japan's Honda Motor is looking to hybridize China with a trio of gas-electrics in 2012. Word is Honda will launch its über-cheap subcompact Fit (Jazz) Hybrid and two dedicated hybrids – the Honda Insight and the CR-Z hatchback – in China next year. Mibe Toshihiro, executive ...

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    Report: To cut costs, Honda will manufacture batteries, electric motors for hybrids in China

    Following in the footsteps of Toyota, Japanese automaker Honda will reportedly manufacture components, including batteries and electric motors, for some of its hybrid vehicles in China, starting in 2012. The production shift is meant to reduce the cost of Honda's hybrid vehicles sold in China ...

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    Toyota, Honda to duke it out in subcompact, compact hybrid segments

    With Toyota set to unveil the Yaris HSD Concept hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show and the Honda Fit, boosted by a spike in sales of the gas-electric version, recently overtaking the Toyota Prius as the best-selling vehicle in Japan, conditions seem to indicate that a battle is begining for overall ...

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    Honda Fit overtakes Toyota Prius as best-selling vehicle in Japan

    European Honda Jazz/Fit Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Toyota Prius is unquestionably the world's best-selling hybrid vehicle and, for the past 20 months, Toyota's gas-electric has held the title of the top-selling automobile of any type in Japan. Well, the ...

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    Honda expects hybrids to account for 23% of its Japan sales next year

    European Honda Jazz Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda has an ambitious sales target for its hybrid models in its homeland of Japan. For the next fiscal year, Honda forecasts that hybrids will account for 23 percent of its total sales in its native stomping grounds, up ...

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    Honda prices 2011 Fit Hybrid at $19,310; cheapest gas-electric in Japan

    European 2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Despite the fact that Honda has no plans – at least not yet – to export its 2011 Honda Fit (Jazz) Hybrid to the U.S., we've still kept a close eye on the automaker's subcompact gas-electric. From the rumors ...

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    Honda to introduce refreshed Fit, all-new Fit Hybrid on October 8th in Japan

    2011 Honda Fit (Jazz) Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda announced that Japanese market sales of its Fit (Jazz) subcompact have soared past the 1.5 million-unit mark and global sales have drifted above 3.5 million, but buried at the bottom of the company's press release ...

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    Paris 2010: 2011 Honda Fit (Jazz) Hybrid greens up the place [w/video]

    2011 Honda Fit (Jazz) Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ever since Honda debuted the Fit hatchback, we've said that it would be a perfect vehicle to have a gasoline-electric hybrid variant. Honda didn't exactly hear us loud and clear, however. First, we got the Insight, which ...

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    Honda releases more Fit Hybrid images, details

    European Honda Jazz Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda has told us it will not be producing a Honda Fit Hybrid for the U.S. market, but it also once told us that there will be no Honda Jazz Hybrid. What you are looking at above is exactly that – an EU-market Honda ...

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    Paris preview: Honda Jazz/Fit hybrid officially debuts

    Honda Fit hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The long-awaited Honda Fit hybrid will finally make its world debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The electrically assisted Fit (sold as Jazz in Europe) gets the same 1.3-liter inline-four, CVT and IMA mild hybrid combination ...

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    Report: Honda to price Fit Hybrid at $18,600 in Japan

    2009 Honda Fit Sport – Click above for high-res gallery
    According to the Kyodo News, Honda sources have confirmed that the Fit Hybrid will launch in Japan with a starting price of around 1.59 million yen ($18,600 U.S. at the current exchange rate). The aggressive pricing will make the Fit ...

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    Report: Honda to offer Fit Hybrid for $16,570, let the price wars begin

    2009 Honda Fit Sport – Click above for high-res gallery
    According to a report coming from Japan's Nikkei newspaper, Honda aims to price the base Fit Hybrid at 1.5 million yen ($16,570 at the current exchange rate) when it debuts later this fall in Japan. If the price holds true, the Honda ...

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    REPORT: Honda considering two lower-cost hybrids

    Honda CR-Z concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With news coming in that Honda isn't selling nearly as many Insight hybrids in the U.S. as it would like, it would seem the Japanese automaker could go one of a few different directions. It's possible that Honda could reverse course on ...

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    Honda Fit Hybrid production moved up to fall of 2010? (w/POLL)

    2009 Honda Fit - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    We've been hearing rumors of an impending Honda Fit Hybrid for the last few years, and according to a report from Japan's Nikkei business daily, its introduction may finally be right around the corner in the fall of 2010. If true, the new ...

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    Honda Fit hybrid not coming to the U.S.

    Click the new Fit for a high res galleryOver the past year, Honda officials have spoken extensively about plans for hybrid vehicles to be added to the lineup. Starting next spring, a new hybrid-only five door hatchback that looks like a scaled down version of the FCX Clarity will debut at a price ...


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