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    Report: Honda boss says Chinese drivers don't want green cars
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    According to The Wall Street Journal, Honda CEO Takanobu Ito believes that China's nascent car-buying demographic isn't all that interested in hybrid cars – at least not yet. The emissions story doesn't resonate with them, and certainly not for the higher purchase premium such models ...

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    Official: Honda previews trio of hybrid systems for different driving characteristics
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    Looking to make up some much-needed ground to Toyota and Ford in the world of hybrid vehicles, Honda is introducing a new and more advanced gas-electric architecture called Honda Sport Hybrid. The system may arrive as a direct replacement to the aging Integrated Motor Assist series, and it's ...

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    Official: Honda plan calls for best fuel economy in every segment within three years
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    Regardless of what we may think of Honda's current styling direction or the excitement level of its latest models, we have the utmost respect for the automaker's engineering talent. So, when Honda sets itself a goal to achieve "top-of-industry fuel efficiency in every vehicle class within three ...

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    Honda Insight gets much cheaper base model, new features for 2011
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    2011 Honda Insight – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The slow-selling Honda Insight hasn't exactly stolen any of the Toyota Prius' thunder since its introduction last year, and with new green cars like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf ready to join the battle, the future of Honda's ...

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    LA 2010: Honda bringing a new electric vehicle concept to the LA Auto Show
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    We have no details, only the what, when and where: Honda will be bringing a new electric vehicle concept and a plug-in hybrid platform to the LA Auto Show, and they will be revealed on Wednesday, November 17 at 1:20 p.m. PST. Other than asserting its intent to "demonstrate the company's vision ...

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

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    Pics Aplenty: Honda releases boatload of new CR-Z shots... in Europe
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    2011 Euro-Spec Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda has officially flooded the interwebs with a wave of photos of the Euro-spec CR-Z Hybrid. Surprisingly enough, our cousins across The Pond will be able to get their hatchback hybrid as a 2+2 like their JDM counterparts, ...

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    Rumormill: More powerful Honda hybrid coupe in the works?
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    Mugen Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A mainstream hybrid that's fun to drive. That's a novel concept, to be sure, and one targeted by Honda in the marching papers of its recent CR-Z coupe, which is offered with a sporty six-speed manual gearbox and is supposed to be the ...

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    Report: Honda CR-Z was almost killed twice, U.S. dealers didn't want it
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    2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Norio Tomobe, chief engineer of the Honda CR-Z, said "The CR-Z is supposed to be an intelligent sports car." We can spend a fair bit of time debating the 'intelligence' of a sports coupe that gets from 0-to-60 in 9.7 seconds and has ...

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    Report: Honda's large-car hybrid system getting closer
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    2009 Honda Skydeck Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda hasn't shared similar success with its various hybrid automobiles as cross-town rival Toyota, despite the fact that the two Japanese automakers introduced their first gasoline/electric models around the same time. The ...

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    Honda: Insight "too small" and likely to miss sales targets, Fit Hybrid a 'struggle'
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    2010 Honda Insight – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda Executive Vice President Koichi Kondo doesn't seem to think that the automaker will hit its worldwide sales goal of 200,000 Insight hybrids in its first year on the market. Why? In an interview with Bloomberg, Kondo is quoted ...

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    Honda CEO Takanobu Ito announces that Acura will add a hybrid
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    During the unveiling of the CR-Z at the Detroit Auto Show, Honda CEO Takanobu Ito announced that Acura will be adding a hybrid drivetrain to its models. Ito gave no further insights as to timing or which vehicles would get the systems, but it's safe to speculate that the TSX and TL sedans would ...

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    Detroit 2010: Honda CR-Z promises to bring driving joy to the hybrid equation
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    2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After a few weeks worth of leaked images and brochure fluff, Honda has finally pulled the covers off its next new production hybrid hatchback. The Japanese automaker claims the CR-Z will bring back the kind of driving joy that hasn't ...

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    REPORT: Honda plans a return to larger hybrids
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    2009 Honda Skydeck Concept - Click above for hi-res image gallery
    To put it mildly, sales of the Honda Accord Hybrid never quite set the world on fire. Regardless, Japan's second largest automaker is reportedly hard at work developing its proprietary Integrated Motor Assist hybrid platform so ...

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    Ford may pass Honda as second best hybrid seller in U.S.
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    2009 Ford Escape Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's no doubt about which automaker leads the hybrid vehicle race. Toyota – and particularly the Japanese automaker's Prius hybrid – outsells all other manufacturers combined. In total, Automotive News calculates that ...

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    Rumormill: 2012 Honda Civic details circulate
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    According to an article in Mag-X (via Temple of VTEC), Honda is hard at work wrapping up the design for the next-gen Civic that's expected to debut in 2011 as a 2012 model. As is customary from Honda, the Japanese, European and North American markets are all expected to get their own unique ...

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    Honda CEO says Insight price won't be reduced further
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    2010 Honda Insight - click above for a high-res gallery
    Honda's new Insight went on sale in hits homeland about a week ago, and already it's under attack. Before it hit the market, there were rumors that it would be much cheaper than the Toyota Prius. Toyota, however, has other ideas. The Insight ...

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    Hybrid sales slide 9.9% in 2008
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    Despite all the clamor about how hybrids are going to save the planet, cure cancer, facilitate the second coming, etc., sales of battery-pack-mobiles are down nearly ten percent for 2008. At the beginning of 2008, it looked like hybrids were going to have their best year ever, driven by high fuel ...

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    Leakage: Honda Insight coming to Japan with Sporty Modulo trim
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    Click above for more shots of the leaked 2009 Honda Insight brochure
    As is so often the case these days, some early details regarding Honda's upcoming Prius-fighter have leaked out before the hybrid's official unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show. Included among the surprises is a Modulo-trimmed ...

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    Honda's Prius-killing hybrid gets a date: April 2009
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    Click above for high-res gallery of Honda Hybrid spy shotsHybrids are hot and Honda is anxious to get in on the action that Toyota's been unable to fully quench with its Prius hybrid sedan. We expect to see the production version of Honda's new hybrid, which will apparently not be called the ...

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