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...Bengt Halvorson