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AddReport: Honda to price Fit Hybrid at $18,600 in Japan

2009 Honda Fit Sport – Click above for high-res gallery

67Report: Honda to abandon clean diesel development, focus on hybrids

Regular readers know we tend to be big fans of modern diesel engines. All the past demons that had plagued oil-burners over the years have been exorcised, including rough running, nasty smells, loud operation and narrow power bands. But sadly, modern clean diesel powerplants have never taken hold in the United States.

AddReport: Honda to abandon clean diesel development, focus on hybrids

Regular readers of these pages know that we tend to be big fans of modern diesel engines. Most of the past demons that had plagued oil burners over the years have been exorcised, including rough running, nasty smells, loud operation and narrow power bands. Sadly, though, for whatever reason, modern clean diesel powerplants have never taken hold in the United States.

AddReport: Honda resumes construction of hybrid plant in Japan, opening slated for 2013

2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddWill CR-Z's sub-$20K price be low enough to overcome potential shortcomings?

2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddNot all bad: Honda CR-Z called "one of the most desirable cars on the planet"

2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddHonda president says next Insight will beat Prius in mpg fight

2010 Honda Insight – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddComparo proves diesels are much thriftier than Honda CR-Z hybrid

2011 Euro-Spec Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddCR-Z cracks 10,000 sales in Japan, 10 times above expectations

2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

10Report: Honda's large-car hybrid system getting closer

2009 Honda Skydeck Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddReport: Honda's large-car hybrid system getting closer

2009 Honda Skydeck Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddHonda tries out "Live Every Litre" campaign for CR-Z hybrid

2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

56Honda: Insight "too small" and likely to miss sales targets, Fit Hybrid a 'struggle'

2010 Honda Insight – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddHonda: Insight "too small," likely to miss sales targets, Fit Hybrid a 'struggle'

2010 Honda Insight – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddHonda UK asks: would you rather have a Prius or a Bose sound system (and an Insight)

Here are some answers to a question very few people were asking themselves:

AddReport: Honda will develop a hybrid that bests Prius' mpg rating

Honda Insight – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddREPORT: Honda hybrid Freed Minivan coming in two years, pure electric vehicle by 2015

Honda Freed minivan - click above for high-res image gallery

AddHonda still targeting its engines as a key to hybrid improvement

2010 Honda Insight - Click above for high res image gallery

AddREPORT: Honda considering two lower-cost hybrids

Honda CR-Z concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddHonda changes course and switches from diesel back to hybrid

A few years back after getting the hybrid ball rolling with the original Insight and then Civic, Honda added a hybrid version of the Accord. Like the Insight, it was not a strong seller and, after a few years, it was discontinued and Honda decided to switch its focus for larger vehicles to clean diesel. The plan was to keep hybrids in smaller cars and while using oil burners in larger cars, SUVs and vans. Honda had planned to start its U.S. diesel push with a 2.2-liter four in the TSX this year.

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