When the Canadian government introduced its ecoAuto rebate program last spring, Honda wasn't happy. The plan set a threshold of 6.5L/100km for cars to qualify for the rebates. Unfortunately Honda's most efficient gas engine model, the Fit, got 6.6L/100km and so failed to qualify. To cover the gap, Honda offered a $1,000 rebate on their own as they went back to the drawing board. They optimized the operation of the Fit engine and got the mileage down to 6.5 for the 2008 model year so that at least the manual transmission version now qualifies for a rebate.

[Source: Globe and Mail]


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