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Honda rumoured to add hybrid powertrain to Fit and CR-V
 Date: May 05, 2006 09:40
 Submitted by:  Mr-914
 Source: Green Car Congress
 Credibility Rating: 5


The Green Car Congress reports that Honda will add hybrid versions of the Fit and CRV within the next two years. The CRV will be appearing first in late 2006, and the Fit Hybrid following in mid-2007. The Fit will use the three cylinder hybrid engine and motor from the Insight, which will continue in production as a fuel-efficient halo vehicle.

For myself, the Fit is the more exciting release. The 1.5L engine does not deliver the fuel economy of the Yaris, its direct competitor, so a well-sorted hybrid would give Hondaphiles an a great alternative to Yaris.

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2006/05/report_honda_to.html#more
http://www.canadiandriver.com/news/060505-1.htm

UPDATE: The Fit hybrid rumor has been around for a while and is all over the Japanese media. But we've never heard anything of substance about the CR-V getting a hybrid option and in fact Takeo Fukui stated within the past 12 months that there were no sport utility hybrids in the three year plan, so there is very little likelihood of seenig a hybrid CR-V in the next 2 years.

Last edited by JeffX on May 12, 2006 16:43

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05-11-2006 15:14
The Fit (hybrid) is go; No CR-V hybrid, says Edmunds IL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Rush
05-11-2006 16:17
Re: The Fit (hybrid) is go; No CR-V hybrid, says Edmunds IL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Frogger
05-11-2006 22:21
Re: The Fit (hybrid) is go; No CR-V hybrid, says Edmunds IL   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
05-13-2006 02:02
Re: The Fit (hybrid) is go; No CR-V hybrid, says Edmunds IL   (Score: 1, Normal)
swilder0123
05-11-2006 18:15
Re: The Fit (hybrid) is go; No CR-V hybrid, says Edmunds IL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Smoke_Jaguar4
05-12-2006 04:49
Re: The Fit (hybrid) is go; No CR-V hybrid, says Edmunds IL   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
05-12-2006 09:21
Re: The Fit (hybrid) is go; No CR-V hybrid, says Edmunds IL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Smoke_Jaguar4
05-12-2006 13:10
Re: The Fit (hybrid) is go; No CR-V hybrid, says Edmunds IL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Brutus
05-12-2006 13:45
Re: The Fit (hybrid) is go; No CR-V hybrid, says Edmunds IL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Frogger
05-12-2006 14:34
Re: The Fit (hybrid) is go; No CR-V hybrid, says Edmunds IL   (Score: 1, Normal)
80honda
05-11-2006 21:59
Re: The Fit (hybrid) is go; No CR-V hybrid, says Edmunds IL   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
05-05-2006 21:45
1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
dezoris
05-05-2006 22:14
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mr-914
05-05-2006 22:33
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
Bollocks
05-06-2006 10:26
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
05-06-2006 13:10
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
05-06-2006 16:59
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
05-07-2006 17:14
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
05-07-2006 12:32
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
Trip
05-13-2006 00:41
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
dezoris
05-07-2006 01:20
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
Oldjack
05-08-2006 21:54
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
gotrice?
05-09-2006 09:03
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mr-914
05-09-2006 10:43
Re: 1.0L Insight motor in a 2400lb car no way   (Score: 1, Normal)
Smoke_Jaguar4
05-09-2006 09:01
IMA/hybrid as an engine option, not a trim model   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
05-09-2006 10:46
Re: IMA/hybrid as an engine option, not a trim model   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-09-2006 20:01
Re: IMA/hybrid as an engine option, not a trim model   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
05-09-2006 20:13
Re: IMA/hybrid as an engine option, not a trim model   (Score: 1, Normal)
Frogger
05-09-2006 12:30
Re: IMA/hybrid as an engine option, not a trim model   (Score: 1, Normal)
Varmint
05-09-2006 19:59
Re: IMA/hybrid as an engine option, not a trim model   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
05-10-2006 07:27
Re: IMA/hybrid as an engine option, not a trim model   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-10-2006 12:24
Re: IMA/hybrid as an engine option, not a trim model   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
05-11-2006 22:38
Re: IMA/hybrid as an engine option, not a trim model   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
05-06-2006 09:47
I think the Fit Hybrid drivetrain is this:   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
05-06-2006 09:56
Re: I think the Fit Hybrid drivetrain is this:   (Score: 1, Normal)
Sebastian
05-07-2006 21:15
Re: I think the Fit Hybrid drivetrain is this:   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
05-07-2006 23:47
Re: I think the Fit Hybrid drivetrain is this:   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
05-08-2006 10:12
Re: I think the Fit Hybrid drivetrain is this:   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
05-08-2006 16:25
Re: I think the Fit Hybrid drivetrain is this:   (Score: 1, Normal)
roberttag
05-10-2006 21:26
Re: I think the Fit Hybrid drivetrain is this:   (Score: 1, Normal)
Richie_A
05-05-2006 22:29
My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
aznstuart
05-05-2006 22:35
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-05-2006 23:51
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
05-06-2006 00:18
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
Powered by Honda
05-08-2006 16:02
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
roberttag
05-06-2006 09:30
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
05-06-2006 22:04
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
Silver2k2Si
05-07-2006 00:08
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
mk23666
05-07-2006 02:04
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
05-08-2006 13:42
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
Smoke_Jaguar4
05-08-2006 16:57
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
05-08-2006 18:08
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
Smoke_Jaguar4
05-10-2006 08:56
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
05-10-2006 17:24
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
Smoke_Jaguar4
05-10-2006 20:43
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
05-08-2006 17:46
Re: My Take   (Score: 1, Normal)
megazone23
05-09-2006 14:23
2008 Fit will get Insight Drivetrain   (Score: 1, Normal)
2001AccordEX
05-09-2006 14:25
Re: 2008 Fit will get Insight Drivetrain   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-09-2006 17:10
Re: 2008 Fit will get Insight Drivetrain   (Score: 1, Normal)
siegen
05-10-2006 07:40
Re: 2008 Fit will get Insight Drivetrain   (Score: 1, Normal)
Great_Tubimi
05-09-2006 23:45
Insight and Fit   (Score: 1, Normal)
lil_azn
05-06-2006 09:26
yaris vs fit mpg   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
05-06-2006 12:59
Re: yaris vs fit mpg   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-06-2006 22:17
Re: yaris vs fit mpg   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-08-2006 20:46
Re: yaris vs fit mpg   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-09-2006 08:52
Re: yaris vs fit mpg   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
05-09-2006 09:00
Re: yaris vs fit mpg   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mr-914
05-09-2006 09:02
agreed on this one   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
05-09-2006 12:06
Re: agreed on this one   (Score: 1, Normal)
Stevens24
05-09-2006 12:32
Re: agreed on this one   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-09-2006 13:24
Re: agreed on this one   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-09-2006 13:31
Re: agreed on this one   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Re: yaris vs fit mpg   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Fit Type-R?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-06-2006 00:07
Re: Fit Type-R?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-07-2006 00:08
Re: Fit Type-R?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-08-2006 20:54
Re: Fit Type-R?   (Score: 1, Normal)
lil_azn
05-08-2006 20:12
How About Hybrid Choices   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-05-2006 19:16
Lithiumion cells?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-05-2006 19:22
Re: Lithiumion cells?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Re: Lithiumion cells?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Re: Lithiumion cells?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Re: Lithiumion cells?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Re: Lithiumion cells?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Re: Lithiumion cells?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Re: Lithiumion cells?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-08-2006 18:20
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Re: Lithiumion cells?   (Score: 2, Informative)
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Re: Lithiumion cells?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Re: Lithiumion cells?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-05-2006 20:42
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