2011 Honda Fit Hybrid – HybridCars.com

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This review of the Fit Hybrid, which was originally in June 2009, was updated on 25, 2010. The comments date to original posting.

Honda had much luck with its hybrids. The Honda Insight and Honda CR-Z Hybrid fell short of promises to a great price with fuel economy—or in the case of the with a sporting drive. The Fit Hybrid—coming out this fall in but no timing yet announced for the U.S.—could be chance to finally create a winner.

First of all, the conventional Fit platform is a major critical and success. It has a smart but playful and a deceivingly large and versatile interior. If Honda can add a hybrid at a relatively low premium—for a final well below all the hybrid the company might have the right dollar-per-mpg ratio.

The Fit Hybrid#8217;s prospects wouldn#8217;t be if gas prices starting making a by the time its delivered, maybe in

In The Works For A While

HybridCars.com was back in 2006 that was planning a hybrid version of the That news flash was on an exclusive interview with an source—but company officials the report. #8220;We#8217;re not thinking of a (Fit) hybrid right said Takeo Fukui, president and CEO, in December “To us, the Jazz has sufficient fuel with the current gasoline

Fukui reversed his story in May when he told reporters the spike in crude oil prices Honda that #8220;a Fit is now starting to make sense.#8221;

On May 26, 2009, Japan#8217;s Nikkei daily reported that plans to roll out a gas-electric version of the Fit in Japan in fall a year and a half ahead of the schedule. That timing to be on schedule. Despite the global in auto sales, hybrids are hot in Japan.

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Nikkei reported on June 24, that the Honda Fit Hybrid cost around 1.5 million making it the cheapest hybrid in Loosely translated into dollars, that’s $16,500—positioned $4,000 less than the Insight and $2,000 more the conventional Honda Fit.

Reuters that this could a price war on hybrids between leading Japanese hybrid

The new hybrid will be based on the Fit and core gas-electric components—a inline-four setup with Motor Assist—with the Insight. will help with and gives credence to the idea of a low point for the Fit Hybrid.

Nikkei added that the Fit will able to travel 70 per gallon on the Japanese cycle, to the conventional Fit#8217;s 56 mpg. In the the conventional Fit is rated combined of 31 mpg. So, the optimistic wild for Fit Hybrid mileage would be maybe even 50 mpg on the highway.

Ito, Honda’s president, in April that he’s his engineers to reinvent their strategy. He wants the next-generation Insight beat the Toyota fuel economy numbers—and to it as soon as possible. The Honda Hybrid, and maybe even the Fit could use lithium ion batteries.

And a rework of Honda#8217;s hybrid could potentially create a pathway to plug-in hybrids.

In of a total package of design, efficiency, technology, and price, the Fit Hybrid could be the company’s chance to get it all right.

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