Honda to introduce Freed hybrid in 2011

Honda Freed

According to a report by Japan’s Nikkei business daily, Honda will introduce a hybrid version of its Freed minivan in 2011. Honda’s new presidentĀ Takanobu Ito also toldĀ Nikkei that Honda will introduce a battery electric vehicle by 2015.

“The company intends to add a variety of hybrid models in the near future, including the CR-Z, a sporty hybrid, in February and a hybrid version of its Fit subcompact by the end of 2010,” said Takanobu. “For the hybrid minivan expected as early as 2011, the company plans to launch a hybrid version of its mainstay Freed.”

The Honda Freed minivan, sold only in Japan, is based on the same platform as the Fit.

No word on whether the Freed hybrid will make it over to the U.S. but we wouldn’t get our hopes up.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Nikkei (via Green Car Congress)