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How Honda Hybrid works

In a first for a Honda SUV in Europe, the all-new CR-V will be available with advanced hybrid powertrain technology. The Honda Hybrid Performance system features intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) technology comprising two electric motors, an Atkinson-cycle petrol engine and an innovative direct transmission delivering high levels of efficiency and refinement.

Key facts

  • First time that a Honda SUV in Europe is available with hybrid technology
  • Honda Hybrid Performance system uses intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) technology to transition seamlessly between power sources
  • System combines two powerful electric motors and an ultra-efficient 2.0-litre i-VTEC Atkinson cycle petrol engine
  • Powertrain takes an elegant and innovative approach, eliminating the need for a conventional mechanical transmission.
  • Order books open in October 2018
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Honda has announced a line-up of concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show, including concept commuter vehicles designed for easy and fun mobility, and a new sports concept, hinting at the design direction of future models.

Concept models include:

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Roadtestreports.co.uk have named the Honda Jazz Hybrid as their Car Star of the Month.

Previously selected as their Car Star back in October 2009, the Jazz earns itself a moment in the spotlight once again, mainly on the merit of becoming Honda's latest hybrid model.

Although the new Lime Green colour isn't flavour of the month, overall Road Test Reports remarks:

It is a win-win whether you opt for the smooth and fuel sipping hybrid model or just a regular petrol drinker

You can read the full review at:


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Three of Honda's cleanest cars will compete in the very first RAC Future Car Challenge in November. The new Honda Jazz Hybrid has been entered in the Brighton to London event, alongside the hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity fuel cell car and a sporty hybrid CR-Z.

Starting at Madeira Drive in Brighton, the Future Car Challenge uses the traditional 60 mile veteran car run route, but in reverse. The three Honda cars will be retracing the route taken by Honda Motor founder, Soichiro Honda, when he tackled the London to Brighton event in 1985.

All participating cars in the Challenge are measured on the energy they use on the route, with those using the least energy over the 60 mile run crowned the winners.

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Making its debut at the Paris Motor Show this week, the hybrid version of the Jazz features Honda's innovative petrol-electric IMA system and retains the practical characteristics found in the supermini, while lowering emissions and improving fuel economy.

John Kingston, Government Affairs and Environment Manager, Honda (UK), explains:

We think that a cleaner, more economical version of the Jazz will be a big hit with customers, The IMA hybrid technology is incredibly easy to use, owners don't need to worry about plugging anything in to charge. It's simply a case of filling up with petrol and driving on as normal.

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Honda Jazz Gets Hybrid Tech

Friday, 27 August 2010

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A hybrid version of Honda's much-loved Jazz will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in September, bringing lower emissions and improved fuel economy to the practical supermini.

The introduction of Honda's petrol-electric IMA system to the Jazz, makes the car the world's first B-segment hybrid.

Featuring the practicality and flexibility of the current Jazz, but with reduced CO2 emissions and improvements to fuel economy, the hybrid version will go on sale in the UK in early 2011.

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Honda Insight is Britain's Greenest Car

Saturday, 5 December 2009

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Britain's 'greenest' car is the Honda Insight with the 'least green' car being the 8.0 litre Dodge SRT-10, according to the Environmental Transport Association (ETA). It calculates that a year's driving in the Dodge emits the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as is absorbed by 322 mature trees - the equivalent of an acre of oak forest. The ETA examined over 1,300 models of car currently on sale in Britain and compared their power, emissions, fuel efficiency and the amount of noise they produce to create a definitive guide to buying the 'greenest' vehicle.

The Insight, which has emissions of 101 g/km captured the Green Car of the Year 2009 title, while the Dodge emits 488 g/km. The Insight was also named the best small family car from a 'green' perspective.

Andrew Davis, director at the Environmental Transport Association, said:

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Honda CR-Z - official pics

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

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Official pictures have been released of the Honda CR-Z concept, the first hybrid with seriously sporting pretensions.

Honda is set to unveil it at this year's Tokyo motor show in late October and, despite the 'concept' tag, Honda sources say that it's nine-tenths production ready and will be in UK showrooms by the summer of 2010.

The powertrain is related to the IMA hybrid system in the insight, but the 1.3-litre is likely to be ditched in favour of a 1.5-litre unit from the Japanese-market Honda Jazz. That unit gives between 110bhp and 120bhp, so expect a power output of close to 140bhp once the electric motor has its say.

The best news of all is that the CR-Z will also be the world's first hybrid with a conventional manual gearbox, the six-speed unit being chosen in favour of the more usual CVT transmission.

When it goes on sale next year, the diminutive front-drive coupe (it's said to be 115mm shorter than an insight, whose platform it uses) will be pitched to compete with the lower end of the VW Scirocco range and the Volvo C30, so expect a price tag of £17k-£19k

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Electric and Hybrid Power from Honda

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

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TOKYO, Japan, May 11, 2009 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that Insight ranked as the industry's best-selling car among new vehicle registrations* in Japan for the month of April 2009, with sales of 10,481 units (source: Japan Automobile Dealers Association). It is the first time in history for a hybrid model to be the industry's best selling vehicle in Japan for any monthly sales period.

Fit was the industry's best-selling car among new vehicle registrations in Japan for calendar year 2008 and the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. Fit was also the industry's best-selling car for the month of March 2009, for the fourth consecutive month since December 2008, until it was displaced by Insight to become the industry's second best-selling car in April 2009, with sales of 9,443 units. It is the first time Honda has occupied the industry's top two best-selling car positions.

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Honda Insight Pricing Information

Friday, 20 February 2009

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Honda has today announced the prices of the all-new and highly anticipated Honda Insight. Prices for what is the world's most affordable hybrid are confirmed as follows:

Variant Pricing
Insight SE £15,490 OTR
Insight ES £16,790 OTR
Insight ES-T £18,390 OTR

Please see our Honda Insight page for details on this exceptional new car.

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