Honda Insight, left; Civic hybrid
Late last week we heard a report from Quebec that Honda Canada would be discontinuing the Insight and Civic hybrid for the 2011 model year due to poor sales. We've now received a clarification from Honda Canada spokesman Richard Jacobs, who told AutoblogGreen that the two hybrids have not, in fact, been discontinued. According to Jacobs, Canadian dealers currently have a six-month supply of the Insight and Civic, so Honda hasn't ordered any new cars from the factories in Japan.
"Honda Canada will listen to the voice of our customers and will bring the products they want," Jacobs said. Both hybrids will remain available and Honda will be monitoring inventories and customer demand to determine when to order more units. Perhaps the launch of the CR-Z will get customers to reconsider its siblings as well.
[Source: Honda Canada]