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  • Oct 13th 2011 at 10:29AM
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Japan's Honda Motor is looking to hybridize China with a trio of gas-electrics in 2012.

Word is Honda will launch its über-cheap subcompact Fit (Jazz) Hybrid and two dedicated hybrids – the Honda Insight and the CR-Z hatchback – in China next year. Mibe Toshihiro, executive director of Honda, reportedly unveiled this intel during a speech in the southern Chinese city of Chengdu.

It's believed the hybrid vehicles will hit mainland China by mid-2012 and that this decision is geared towards arming Honda with vehicles that will directly compete with Toyota's hybrids in the expanding market there. That strategy has worked so well elsewhere, right?

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 3 Years Ago
      do people buy the cr-z?
      • 3 Years Ago
      and we still don't get the Fit hybrid because??? The Fit/Jazz is really well packaged and makes for one of the best, if not the best, entries in the B class, more practical than even the newer Fiesta and Sonic. Clearly before the smaller Prius becomes available would be a good time to sell the existing Fit Hybrid here, while simultaneously developing the next gen IMA.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The FAIL hybrid dog and pony show continues.
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