Honda Integrated Motor Assist

  • Honda CR-Z Alpha Final Label Edition (Japanese spec)

    Honda releases the Alpha Final Label special edition in Japan.

  • 2016 Honda CR-Z
    2016 Honda CR-Z Soldiers On: Styling Updates, More Tech Features

    The 2016 Honda CR-Z hybrid gets revised styling and more standard and available features.

  • 2016 Honda CR-Z (Japanese spec)
    2016 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe Soldiers On With Minor Upgrades

    Honda unveils a handful of updates for the 2016 CR-Z hybrid in Japan.

  • 2014 Honda Insight
    Honda Insight Hybrid: The Least-Wanted Car In America?

    Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps even years. So it appears to be with the Honda Insight, the subcompact mild hybrid hatchback that the company discontinued...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    Honda Civic Hybrid And Honda CR-Z: Sales Likely To End Soon?

    While sales of the 47-mpg Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan have ticked up as supply grows, the camaker's two other hybrid offerings seem to be in limbo. The Honda Civic Hybrid, a compact four-door sedan, and the Honda CR-Z two-seat sport hatchback are still in the lineup--but their 2014 sales...

  • 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid, New York City, July 2012
    Acura Kills ILX Hybrid For 2015; Only Two Mild Hybrids Left

    Another one bites the dust. Following the cancellation of the Honda Insight after the 2014 model year, Honda's upmarket Acura brand has eliminated the hybrid model from its entry-luxury ILX compact sedan lineup for 2015. The 2015 Acura ILX will be offered with two of the previous three powertrains...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

    Scrambling to do a bit of damage control after news broke last month that production of its Insight hybrid will end this year, Honda issued a press release touting its renewed commitment to hybrid technology. The death of the Insight model begged the question, what about the tiny two-seat CR-Z hybrid hatchback? And, for that matter, what about the Civic Hybrid sedan too, now in its third generation but still saddled with Honda's aging mild-hybrid system? In response to a question from Green Car Reports, Honda said only that there are "no production changes" to the CR-Z and Civic Hybrid models...

  • Honda Details Future Small-Car Hybrid System; We Drive It

    Honda was technically the first name in hybrids in the U.S. market—with the original 1999 Honda Insight two-seat hatchback. But in recent years Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) ‘mild hybrid’ system has been overshadowed, and outperformed, by Toyota’s Hybrid...

  • 2012 Acura ILX Concept
    2013 Acura ILX Compact Hybrid: Detroit Auto Show Preview

    Since the demise of the well-loved Integra compact many years ago, Acura has had no compact four-door sedan. That's about to change, with the arrival of a production car based on the 2013 Acura ILX Concept shown today at the Detroit Auto Show.. It's a compact four-door near-luxury sedan with one...

  • 2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept teaser
    2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept Previews Hybrid: Detroit Auto Show

    As teaser photos go, it's laughably minimal: two strips of white letters, on a black background, that spell "Accord Concept". Oooooooooohhhhhhhhh. Nonetheless, that's what Honda issued last Sunday with the news that it will show an Accord Coupe concept vehicle at the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto...

  • 2011 Honda CR-Z
    2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupes With Manual Gearboxes Recalled

    About 5,600 CR-Z hybrid coupes from the 2011 model year are being recalled to update the control software for their electric motor. The goal is to avert a rare condition under which the car could move in an unexpected direction if the driver doesn't apply the brakes before restarting after stalling...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
    44-MPG 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid At NY Auto Show: Drive Review

    The Honda Civic Hybrid was only the third hybrid model sold in the U.S., starting way back in 2003, and it was the brand's first mainstream hybrid. It's been a solid member of Honda's Civic lineup ever since, consistently returning the best gas mileage of any Civic model. Now in its third...

  • Honda launches Fit EV electric car and Accord plug-in hybrid test program in Torrance, CA, Dec 2010

    Well, that was quick. Just one month after it unveiled the electric Fit EV prototype at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda is about to put the first of its electric subcompacts into daily use in southern California. Amusingly, it's in Torrance, where rival automaker and hybrid leader Toyota has its U.S. headquarters. The city of Torrance will receive a Honda Fit EV to test early next year, and then in 2012, a Honda Accord sedan fitted with Honda's new plug-in hybrid powertrain as well. Stanford University and Google will also receive their own Fit EV test cars. In Torrance, the cars will be...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Concept preview
    2011 Detroit Auto Show Preview: New 2012 Honda Civic Concept

    News from next month's 2011 Detroit Auto Show is coming in almost daily now. The latest announcement: Honda will present the world debut of a concept car that shows the styling direction of its next--and crucially important--Honda Civic. In reality, this means that the Honda Civic Concept shown in...

  • Honda plug-in hybrid chassis
    Try Again: Honda's Big-Car Hybrid System Has Plug-In Ability

    It wasn't even at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, where Honda only showed a video of the new plug-in hybrid platform it only discussed But details of the new powertrain point the way toward a range of future hybrid Honda models. It uses two separate motor-generators, as does Toyota's Hybrid Synergy...

  • 2011 Lexus CT 200h
    2011 Lexus CT 200h Shows Hybrids Can Be Sporty Too

    The 2011 Honda CR-Z was meant to be the car that showed hybrids could be sporty as well as green, but sadly, its lowly 122 horsepower and dismal 0-60 times meant it was never going to be taken seriously in performance circles. Fortunately, there’s another hybrid vehicle on the horizon that may...