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Honda News

  • 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, April 2013

    Honda has long had the reputation of offering fuel-efficient, relatively green vehicles--but this year, it has lost the "Greenest Automaker" laurels that it's held since 1998 to an upstart: Hyundai-Kia. The latest award, detailed in a report that's now been issued six times by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), rates the environmental performance of 2013 model-year vehicles from the eight largest carmakers selling in the U.S. (meaning Tesla Motors wasn't included). DON'T MISS: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Gas Mileage Test Drive And the news is remarkably good: For the first time since...

  • 2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014
    2015 Honda Fit: First Deliveries Delayed From April To June

    It's not a good week for getting your hands on innovative Japanese cars. Following the news that Mitsubishi has delayed its plug-in Outlander yet further, Honda Fit customers will now have to wait until June to get their cars--following an original April 14 release date. There's no solid reason...

  • 2014 Honda Civic
    Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

    The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the oil crisis. Four decades down the line and the Civic still has a reputation as a gas sipper, though the modern car is...

  • Honda Fit used in ZipCar's ONE>WAY car-sharing service
    Drive A Honda Fit With ZipCar's New One>Way Car Sharing Service

    Want to drive the new 2015 Honda Fit subcompact without the high-pressure environment of a dealership test drive? You could do worse than to sign up for ZipCar's new ONE>WAY car-sharing service, which will use the new Fit exclusively when the model makes its debut. ONE>WAY could be the most...

  • Honda Concept B hybrid hatchback (Photo: Indian Autos Blog)
    Honda Previews Hybrid 'Concept B' Hatch At Beijing Auto Show

    It's a sign of how important the Chinese car market is becoming, that major automakers seem to show as many new concept vehicles in Beijing as they do at more traditional auto show venues. The latest to emerge from the Chinese show's halls is Honda's Concept B, previewing a hatchback due on the...

  • 2016 Honda HR-V
    2015 Honda HR-V: First Details On New Compact Crossover

    Honda has announced the first official details of its new HR-V small crossover--previously known as the Vezel in overseas markets. Based on the latest generation Honda Fit, the HR-V is set to rival cars like Nissan's Juke and MINI's Countryman in the compact crossover market. Arriving this winter...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

    The Insight may be Honda's flagship hybrid model, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese automaker from putting it out of its misery recently, with no replacement on the horizon. Luckily, another Honda hybrid is doing rather better--with demand actually outstripping current supply. According to Wards Auto, Honda currently has a waiting list on its Accord Hybrid--based on online reviews and a small online marketing push alone. Lack of inventory precludes any greater marketing push on the car. Inventory-limited sales are therefore modest in the U.S--2,414 cars between October 2013 and February...

  • 2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014
    2015 Honda Fit: Quick Gas Mileage Drive Of All-New Hatchback

    If you're looking for a small hatchback that delivers high gas mileage and almost unparalleled flexibility, the all-new 2015 Honda Fit should probably be at the top of your list. The new Fit has become a more important car for Honda now that it's built in Mexico, and that's reflected in many of the...

  • Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California
    Honda Opens Demonstration Smart Home, With Fit EV Electric Car In Garage

    The Honda Smart Home represents about 2000 square feet of energy efficient living

  • 2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
    CA's Favorite Cars: Honda Civic For Retail Buyers, Prius Hybrid Overall

    California is different from the rest of the United States. And its vehicle mix turns out to be very different too. A simple glance at the state's rainbow of cultures and languages, its record of social and technological innovation, and its varied climates--a five-hour drive takes you from ocean...

  • 2013 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe [UK specification]
    2014 Honda Hybrid Cars: Ultimate Guide

    Japanese automaker Honda has been in the hybrid game from the very start, releasing the quirky, two-seat Insight back in 1999. Since then, the company has sold a variety of other hybrid models, and currently offers four to U.S. consumers. We've compiled reviews and articles for each Honda hybrid to...

  • 2001 Honda Insight
    Buying A Used 2000-2006 Honda Insight Hybrid: The Guide

    If you've been reading Green Car Reports over the past week, you might have seen we recently bought a 2001 Honda Insight--an example of one of the first hybrids sold by a major automaker. But what if you want to buy your own early Insight? What do you need to look out for? And more importantly...

  • 2001 Honda Insight

    In the world of automotive journalism, "practice what you preach" is a difficult statement to honor. It just isn't always possible. We do our best though, which is how I've come to be the proud owner of a 2001 Honda Insight. Let me explain. ALSO SEE: Life With Tesla Model S: One Year And 15,00 Miles Later Cars are rather expensive objects, so dropping cash on the latest electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid, punchy diesel or any other shiny object of desire isn't always possible. I can't even stretch to a Smart Electric Drive, so a Chevy Volt is certainly out of the question and the upcoming BMW...

  • Honda Marysville Auto Plant
    Honda To Install Natural-Gas Fueling Station Near Ohio Car Plant

    Honda hopes to encourage suppliers to use CNG for their delivery vehicles.

  • Honda Vezel (Japanese version)
    2015 Honda HR-V: Name For New Subcompact Crossover Based On Fit?

    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...

  • 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

    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 the Fit EV program will continue through the end of customers' three-year leases; the Fit EV is not offered for sale.] Posted by a member of the Honda Fit EV Drivers Facebook group, Honda confirms that deliveries of the Fit EV will continue at around 40 units per month until early this fall. At...

  • 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
    Electric Honda Fit EV Goes Ice-Racing Against Old Two-Stroke Saab

    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...

  • 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.

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