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  • Honda Vezel (Japanese version)

    With the 2015 Honda Fit now in production at a new factory in Mexico, the all-new version of that hatchback will be the first in a series of subcompacts launched by Honda over the next few years. Another is a small crossover utility vehicle, unveiled at last fall's Tokyo Motor Show and dubbed the Vezel. Now, we may know the model name under which it will be sold in North America: HR-V. AutoGuide reported last week that Honda has filed for a U.S. trademark on the HR-V model name--which is very similar to CR-V, the name under which Honda sells its popular compact crossover utility vehicle...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    Honda: Hybrids For Bigger Cars Now That Insight Is Going Away

    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...

  • Honda hydrogen fueling station in Torrance, California.
    Honda Opens High-Pressure Hydrogen Fueling Station In SoCal

    Honda hopes its new hydrogen-fueling protocol will become the industry standard.

  • 2014 Honda Insight
    Honda Insight Hybrid Production To End

    The Honda Insight hybrid is no more. That's the confirmation from Honda itself, as slow sales prompt the Japanese automaker to end production of its flagship hybrid. According to Bloomberg, Honda informed dealers back in November that Insight production would stop this month, and asked them to stop...

  • 2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012
    2014 Honda Fit EV: Model Year Ends Early As Last Cars Are Built

    Honda has announced through its EV sales division that the Fit EV model year production will end early, with production of the last of the 2014 Fit EVs this fall. [UPDATE: Honda North America subsequently clarified that Fit EV production will end on schedule this fall, not "early." Honda added that...

  • 1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."
    Honda Film: Controlling Air Pollution A 'Never-Ending Race'

    The latest film in Honda's Environmental Short Film series focuses on the company's response to 1970s California air pollution.

  • 2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

    Given the recent cold snap, spending a day deliberately driving around on ice might not seem that appealing. Others, such as those from the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club, like nothing more than to take to a frozen lake in their cars. But this past weekend they got to compete against a sort of car they'd never raced before: An electric vehicle. Posted by Mike Kamm on the Albany Capital District EV Drivers Facebook page, his Honda Fit EV became the first electric-powered entry at the Algonquin Lake event in the club's 60-year history. Its drivetrain looks even more unique when juxtaposed...

  • Honda Vision XS-1 concept [Photo courtesy of MotorBeam].
    Tiny SUVs Shown By Chevy, VW, Honda At India Auto Expo

    Automakers unveiled several small SUV concepts at the 2014 India Auto Expo.

  • 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid
    2014 Honda Civic Hybrid On Sale Today, Natural Gas In 10 Days

    The Honda Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas get a few changes for the 2014 model year.

  • Rossi Honda in Vineland, New Jersey.
    Honda Dealer In NJ Is First In U.S. To Use No Net Electricity

    Rossi Honda of Vineland, New Jersey is the first dealer to go electric-grid neutral.

  • 2015 Honda Fit at 2014 Detroit Auto Show
    2015 Honda Fit: Video Summary From Detroit Auto Show

    Undoubtedly the most important green car at a rather scattered Detroit Auto Show, the 2015 Honda Fit promises to be a strong entry in the subcompact segment when it arrives this spring. MORE: 2015 Honda Fit: Full Details From 2014 Detroit Auto Show The latest generation of the most flexible and...

  • 2015 Honda Fit launch at 2014 Detroit Auto Show
    2015 Honda Fit: Full Details From 2014 Detroit Auto Show

    The all-new 2015 Honda Fit was unveiled this afternoon at the Detroit Auto Show--one of very few cars that could conceivably be deemed "green" at an event dominated by the huge new 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck. The new Fit is a complete redesign of the five-door subcompact that won raves...

  • 2015 Honda Fit

    The Honda Fit has always been a little different from other small cars. A little more zing, a dash more space inside and a much smarter interior layout than most. The new 2015 model looks set to continue those trends, but we'll know for sure from January as that's when the car will make its U.S. debut, at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Honda says the new Fit will "showcase significant advancements designed to further extend Fit's status as the benchmark vehicle in the subcompact-car class", which means further refinements to its clever interior and a new powertrain. Touted under Honda's 'Earth...

  • 2014 Honda Insight
    Honda Insight Hybrid To Be Canned By 2015?

    Honda's Insight has never enjoyed the success of the Toyota Prius or even Honda's own Civic Hybrid, and it looks like the writing is now finally on the wall for the budget hybrid hatchback. According to Autoblog Green, sources within the company have revealed that some preparation procedures...

  • 2014 Honda City (Indian market)
    Is The 2015 Honda Fit Sedan India's Just-Launched Honda City?

    We know what the all-new 2015 Honda Fit hatchback will look like; that car was unveiled in Japan last July, and then went on sale in September there. But have we now seen what the sedan model of the 2015 Fit will look like as well? Yesterday, Honda Cars India unveiled the latest version of the...

  • 2013 Honda Civic EX-L
    2013 Honda Civic EX Automatic: Gas Mileage Advice To Reader

    Sometimes we get letters from readers asking for advice, or criticizing our reports on gas mileage. We're always happy to hear their experiences--but a bit of perspective is sometimes needed. Reader Marcus Witte recently sent us the following note (we've edited it slightly for clarity): Your review...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Supplies Tight In 'Rolling Release'

    The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is proving unexpectedly popular, both in Japan and the U.S., and that's causing supply challenges for Honda. Two readers have contacted us in the last week to complain that they were unable to purchase the new Accord Hybrid, which Green Car Reports named its 2014 Best...

  • Honda FCEV Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Honda FCEV Concept Previews Next-Gen Production Fuel Cell Car: Live Photos

    Honda presented a new concept car at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show that was powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Called the FCEV, the new concept is said to preview the potential styling of a successor to the FCX Clarity that is scheduled for launch in 2015, the same year close rival Toyota plans to...

  • 2013 Honda Civic HF

    A new CVT gives the 2014 Honda Civic HF impressive fuel economy.

  • Honda Vezel (Japanese market model) at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show
    Honda Vezel Compact Crossover: Tokyo Motor Show Live Photos

    Not many vehicles on display at the Tokyo Motor Show will make their way to U.S. shores, but here's one that will. Honda unveiled the Vezel crossover at the show, going on sale in its home market as soon as December 20. It'll be a little while longer before the Vezel appears in the U.S, and it's...

  • New Honda Fit Hybrid (Japan-only model)
    2015 Honda Fit To Have 36-MPG Combined Gas Mileage Rating

    The new 2015 Honda Fit will have a combined EPA gas mileage rating of 36 mpg, according to Honda officials. That's the second-highest rating for any five-door subcompact hatchback, and notably improves on the current 2013 Fit's highest rating of 31 mpg. MORE: 2015 Honda Fit - preview In a company...

  • Uni-Cub β electric personal mobility device
    Honda Refines Uni-Cub Electric Personal Mobility Device

    Honda's Super Cub motorcycle is one of the most important motor vehicles ever made. With more than 60 million produced since 1958 it's done more to get people moving than any other motorized vehicle in history. Honda's electric Uni-Cub has done none of those things but its ethos is the...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2013
    Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

    For 2014, our fourth annual Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy award goes to the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. This new model of the redesigned Honda Accord sedan introduced last year is comfortable, quiet, stylish--and delivers real-world fuel economy from 40 mpg to as much as 52 mpg. And that's...

  • Honda FCEV Concept teaser sketch, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Honda To Debut Fuel Cell Concept At 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Honda has released a lone sketch to hint at the form of a new fuel cell concept debuting at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. The company says the new FCEV Concept expresses a "potential styling direction" for a next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle due in 2015--ready to meet Toyota's...

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