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Honda Fit Hybrid

  • Honda Fit Hybrid (Japanese domestic model), Honda Proving Grounds, Tochigi, Japan, Nov 2013

    We occasionally run articles about "forbidden fruit," or cool and desirable cars sold overseas that aren't available in the U.S. With Honda down to a single hybrid vehicle for the 2016 model year--the aging and low-volume CR-Z two-seater--it turns out one reader is looking covetously at the subcompact Honda Fit Hybrid sold in Japan. The 2016 Honda Fit gets a combined 36 mpg EPA rating with the continuously variable transmission, but reader Paul Saltman wants more. DON'T MISS: Honda Fit Hybrid: Forbidden Fruit Drive Report Saltman asked if we'd heard anything new about the Honda Fit Hybrid or...

  • New Honda Fit Hybrid (Japan-only model)
    All-New 2015 Honda Fit Appears, Hybrid Model Too (Not For U.S., Though?)

    The Honda Fit today is the oldest subcompact sold in the U.S., but there's an all-new one on the way. Now Honda has released the first official photos of the entirely redesigned Fit for the Japanese market, though only so far in the form of the Fit Hybrid model not sold in the U.S. The images show...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C, drive event, La Jolla, CA, Feb 2012
    Why Can't U.S. Buyers Get Hybrid Toyota Yaris & Honda Fit?

    Both Toyota and Honda are hybrid pioneers. Both companies sell subcompact gasoline models (the Toyota Yaris and the Honda Fit) and separate subcompact hybrid models (the Toyota Prius C and Honda Insight). What most U.S. buyers don't know is that those companies also sell hybrid versions of the...

  • Tesla Model S Alpha build
    Just Build It Already! 5 Green Cars We're Still Waiting For

    The concept car has a lot to answer for. They appear at motor shows around the world to preview what we can expect from future models, but invariably the production model ends up about half as interesting to look at and without most of the technology, thanks to cost constraints. Even worse though...

  • 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid teaser photo
    Rumor: Toyota To Show Yaris Hybrid Concept At Geneva Motor Show

    Last year, Toyota promised to launch a dozen new hybrid and plug-in hybrid models by the end of 2012. One of those new hybrid models may be unveiled in concept form at next month's Geneva Motor Show. Two Dutch websites are reporting that the company will use the show for the world debut of a Toyota...

  • 2012 Honda Fit EV
    Toshiba Li-Ion Batteries To Appear In Honda's Electric Car

    Following years of claims they weren't interested in developing a battery-electric vehicle, Honda backtracked earlier this year and decided that they would produce one, with the 2012 Honda Fit EV concept finally revealed at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show last month. Now, Honda has announced that...

  • Honda Fit Hybrid

    As the European brands chase the benefits of diesel in smaller cars--though they're sticking their toes in the hybrid/electric waters as well--the Japanese automakers continue to push forward with their established hybrid systems. The latest is Honda, which has revealed a new hybrid version of its Fit (Jazz) hatchback. Honda is one of the few companies to focus its hybrid efforts on smaller cars. Most of its competitors are using the systems to boost fuel economy for mid-size and larger cars, leaving the smaller cars to conventional power for their efficiency. It's usually cheaper and more...

  • 2010 Honda Fit Sport
    2012 Honda Fit Hybrid Priced Under $20K for Japanese Buyers

    With the 2011 Honda CR-Z headed for dealerships this summer, and the 2010 Honda Insight struggling to make a sales impression, the third of Honda's three new hybrid models is being cued up in Japan. The 2012 Honda Fit Hybrid (which will go on sale in Japan this October as a 2011 model) has now been...

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