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    Report: Honda Odyssey hybrid under consideration in Japan, but not US

    "Over time you can expect to see broader application of our two motor hybrid system" - Sage Marie The idea of a hybrid minivan is not new, at least in Japan. Toyota sells the Estima - the world's first hybrid minivan, it has been available since 2001 - and the Aphard hybrids there. The US is ...

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    Exclusive: 2015 Honda Insight facing cancellation

    Prepare the funereal wreaths, dig out the black duds, practice those somber facial expressions; it may just be that the Honda Insight is not long for this world. The car that took the hybrid fight to the Toyota Prius – and lost – could be on its way out, if we are reading our tea ...

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    Official: Honda sells millionth hybrid 13 years after introducing Insight

    Remember when selling 100,000 hybrids was something to tout? Today, Honda comes calling with the news that, since putting its first-gen Insight on sale in 1999, the company has sold more than a million hybrids around the world. Clearly, the company's gas-electric sales pace is quickening – ...

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    Official: Honda CEO says three hybrid systems, more ICEs coming in five year plan

    Honda CEO Takanobu Ito recently gave a speech outlining where the company will be headed over the next five years, with hybrid electric vehicles playing a major role. It is a massive company, and his keynote presentation forecasted where Honda's motorcycle, power products, and automotive ...

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    Honda will start Fit (Jazz) Hybrid production in Thailand this summer

    Honda will start making a hybrid version of its Fit compact in Thailand this summer, according to the Japanese publication the Nikkei. Production will mark the first time Honda will be making any of its hybrids in Asia outside of Japan. Sales of the Jazz Hybrid – Honda substitutes the name ...

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    Official: Honda bringing four new hybrids to China, including Acura NSX

    Earlier this year, Honda unveiled a concept version of its Acura NSX at the Detroit Auto Show. Now, the Japanese automaker appears to be taking a speedy approach to hybrid sales in China similar to that mid-engined sports car. Honda is planning to launch at least four hybrids in China under both ...

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    Official: Honda sells 800,000-hybrids 12 years after Insight debut

    Honda Motor Co. sold its 800,000th hybrid-electric vehicle last month, about 12 years after the Japanese automaker sold its first. The company announced the milestone as it prepares to sell the first North American hybrid under its Acura luxury badge. Honda debuted hybrid sales with the ...

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    Official: Honda's new goal is best fuel economy in every category within three years

    Regardless of what you may think of Honda's current styling direction or the excitement level of its latest models, we have the utmost respect for the automaker's engineering talent. So, when Honda sets itself a goal to achieve "top-of-industry fuel efficiency in every vehicle class within three ...

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    Official: Honda starts selling 51-mpg Freed hybrid minivans in Japan

    First released in 2008, the Freed minivan has finally been updated to a gas-electric powertrain and will go on sale in Japan before the end of the month. New models with a simple gasoline engine will also go on sale October 28. Next month, Freed models designed for people with special needs will ...

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    Report: Honda to launch Fit Shuttle, Fit Shuttle hybrid in Japan on June 16

    Honda has reportedly rescheduled the launch of its Fit Shuttle, setting June 16 as the release date for its station-wagon-like variant of its Fit subcompact. According to the Nikkei, production of the Fit Shuttle at Honda's Suzuka factory in Mie Prefecture, Japan reportedly began in early May and ...

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    Honda Insight gets much cheaper base model, new features for 2011

    2011 Honda Insight – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The slow-selling Honda Insight hasn't exactly stolen any of the Toyota Prius' thunder since its introduction last year, and with new green cars like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf ready to join the battle, the future of Honda's ...

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    Honda Civic Hybrid sales soar; up 338% over last September

    2008 Honda Civic Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    September was a dismal month for hybrids. The Toyota Prius racked up 11,394 sales, but fell 405 units short of reaching the mark it set in August. The Honda Insight dropped from the 2,030 sales reported in August down to just ...

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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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    Report: Honda will give new life to Accord Hybrid

    2005 Honda Accord Hybrid
    In 2004, Honda introduced a gas-electric version of the Accord sedan. The vehicle, sporting a powerful 3.0-liter V6 engine and Honda's Integrated Motor Assist, boasted remarkable performance numbers, but only modest gains in fuel economy. In fact, the 2006 Accord Hybrid, ...

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    Honda CR-Z returns rather disappointing 35.3 mpg during 125-mile test drive

    2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Our seat time behind the wheel of the Honda CR-Z was summed up quite succinctly by our man Mr. Lavrinc, who noted that Honda's two-seat hybrid is "a capable fuel miser that can muster some sport when summoned. Unsurprising, but ...

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    Report: Honda's Civic Hybrid software fix hurting real-world mpg for some

    Honda Civic Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Late last week, we heard that Honda was updating the software in all 2006 through 2008 Civic Hybrids sold in the U.S. to prevent the batteries from wearing out sooner than expected. At the time, Honda spokeswoman Christine Ra told ...

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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 abandon clean diesel development, focus on hybrids

    Regular readers of these pages know that we tend to be big fans of modern diesel engines. Most of the past demons that had plagued oil burners over the years have been exorcised, including rough running, nasty smells, loud operation and narrow power bands. Sadly, though, for whatever reason, ...

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    Report: Honda resumes construction of hybrid plant in Japan, opening slated for 2013

    2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The recent global economic meltdown has forced numerous automakers to abandon construction of elaborate production plants. From Toyota's delayed grand opening of its Tupelo, MS plant to Honda's on-again/off-again approach to its ...

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    Officially official: 2011 Honda CR-Z starts at $19,200, available August 24

    2011 Honda CR-Z - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've touched on the pricing for the 2011 Honda CR-Z before, but now it's official. Much of the success of the CR-Z relies upon its price and Honda's little hybrid that could comes in as a bargain. The base CR-Z with the row-your-own ...


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