Honda CR-Z Hybrid will be followed by Fit Hybrid in autumn 2010

The 2010 Honda Insight is the first of four gasoline-electric hybrids Honda has planned to bring to the roads by 2012. Early next year, Honda will unveil the production version of the much-anticipated CR-Z sports hybrid. That will be followed by a hybrid version of the Fit and the next-generation Civic Hybrid.

According to Japan’s Nikkei business daily, the Honda Fit subcompact hybrid will arrive in the autumn of 2010 followed by the next Civic Hybrid.

The 2010 Honda Insight hybrid, which is priced at 1.89 million yen ($19,960 USD), became the first hybrid ever to top the best-seller list in Japan in April 2009. Without citing any sources, Nikkei said that the Honda Fit Hybrid will carry a price tag of 1.5 million yen ($15,800 USD). Expected annual sales are estimated at over 50,000 units.

Spokeswoman Akemi Ando said that Honda has yet to decide on the schedule, price or sales target for the Fit Hybrid.

At this point, you guys are probably wondering what Toyota has up their sleeve to compete with the Honda Fit hybrid. As Toyota continues to fight the 2010 Honda Insight with the 2010 Toyota Prius, Toyota is also working on a hybrid version of the Yaris.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Reuters

5 thoughts on “Honda CR-Z Hybrid will be followed by Fit Hybrid in autumn 2010

  • May 27, 2009 at 6:32 am
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    This is all fine & dandy but what about Acura? As a pioneer in the hybrid market Honda is letting Acura slip behind the other luxury brands …

  • May 27, 2009 at 6:45 am
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    Agree with Spiga. Acura needs a hybrid to compete with Lexus.

    I don't think we need a Fit hybrid because the price of the hybrid powertrain would boost the price to a noncompetitive price. What we need is a CRV or Pilot hybrid.

  • May 27, 2009 at 8:54 am
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    an Acura hybrid…not a bad idea…. i never thought of that

  • May 27, 2009 at 5:29 pm
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    What about a hybrid Element? It would be a much more attractive vehicle if it had
    more reasonable mileage.

  • May 28, 2009 at 12:29 am
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    What about a hybrid Element? It would be a much more attractive vehicle if it had
    more reasonable mileage.

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