Thursday, July 16, 2009

Autoblitz: Honda To Sell Hybrid Sports Car in 2010

Honda's new CEO, Takanobu Ito, has confirmed that the company will sell a production version of the striking Honda CR-Z hybrid sports car concept beginning in February 2010 in Japan, with a release in European and North American markets later that same year.With the CR-Z, Honda will have three separate hybrid cars: the Honda Civic Hybrid, the Insight, and this new CR-Z. That still leaves them without a midsize hybrid to compete with the Ford Fusion Hybrid, the Toyota Camry Hybrid, and the Nissan Altima Hybrid. But it reaffirms Honda's commitment to hybrids, which was left in doubt after the company canned its Accord Hybrid and original Insight a couple of years ago.The company also let it slide that it plans on making a hybrid version of the Fit (called the Jazz in other markets outside the U.S.) later on.source

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