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Honda execs take 'quality-related' pay cut after Fit Hybrid's 5th recall

Generally, the best policy in life is to admit when you're wrong and just accept the consequences. However, that attitude generally seems to be a bit less common in the world of business – at least without some government or legal prodding. So, it's especially surprising to learn that top Honda executives in Japan are taking a pay cut for the next three months following the fifth recall of the Chris Bruce

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Honda Fit, Vezel Hybrids recalled in Japan; US vehicles not affected

Honda has announced a good-sized recall of two popular Japanese-market hybrids: the Fit Hybrid and the Vezel Hybrid are both headed back into the garage. The problem this time around lies in the software program that controls the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) that could "cause a delay in the ability to begin driving or the inability to move at all." In total, 81,353 units are affected (70,929 Fit Hybri

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Honda loves 86-mpg Fit Hybrid in Japan, 'may reevaluate' for US

We recently heard Honda chief engineer Art St. Cyr talk about the excellent fuel economy that the Japan-only Fit Hybrid gets. "You may have seen the numbers," St. Cyr told a group of journalists, "the new one-motor hybrid system gives the Fit Hybrid the highest fuel efficiency among hybrid models in Japan." With a fuel economy rating of 36.4 kilometers per liter (86 miles per gallon) using the Japanes

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Why Honda of America won't fit 2014 Fit models with start/stop

One of the most recent yet notable additions to the modern vehicle's growing suite of fuel-saving technologies is the humble start-stop system. It's rather simple - when the vehicle is stopped, the engine shuts off. It then fires back up when the driver starts to take his foot off the brake or step on the clutch. For one of the most important fuel sippers of the year, though, start-stop tech is a no-go.

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Honda launches new Fit in Japan, has big expectations for North America

Honda has officially launched the Fit sub-compact in its home market, ahead of its eventual arrival in

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Honda reveals next-gen Fit Hybrid

Psst! Remember late last month when we showed you those Japanese magazine scans purporting to show the next Honda Fit? The ones with the markedly more aggressive snout and Cuisinart-blade alloys? Yup, they were the real deal, but they weren't the standard model, they were images of the new Hybrid. We know this because Honda

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Next-gen Honda Fit Hybrid could get 85 mpg in Japan

Honda continues to tease us hybrid-thirsty Americans by revealing more details (or letting them leak out) about its next-generation Fit Hybrid. The upcoming Fit, which is known as the Jazz overseas, will get a whopping 85 miles per gallon on the lenient JC08 Japanese driving test cycle. That'd mark a 36-percent jump from the current version's fuel economy and Danny King

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Honda to launch Fit Hybrid, CR-Z, Insight in China in early 2012

Japan's Honda Motor is looking to hybridize China with a trio of gas-electrics in 2012.

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To cut costs, Honda will manufacture batteries, electric motors for hybrids in China

Following in the footsteps of Toyota, Japanese automaker Honda will reportedly manufacture components, including batteries and electric motors, for some of its hybrid vehicles in China, starting in 2012. The production shift is meant to reduce the cost of Honda's hybrid vehicles sold in China

Toyota, Honda to duke it out in subcompact, compact hybrid segments

With Toyota set to unveil the Yaris HSD Concept hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show and the Honda Fit, boosted by a spike in sales of the gas-electric version, recently overtaking the Toy

Honda expects hybrids to account for 23% of its Japan sales next year

European Honda Jazz Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda prices 2011 Fit Hybrid at $19,310; cheapest gas-electric in Japan

European 2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda prices 2011 Fit Hybrid at $19,310; cheapest gas-electric in Japan

European 2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda to introduce refreshed Fit, all-new Fit Hybrid on October 8th in Japan

2011 Honda Fit (Jazz) Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Paris 2010: 2011 Honda Fit (Jazz) Hybrid greens up the place [w/video]

2011 Honda Fit (Jazz) Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Paris 2010: 2011 Honda Fit (Jazz) Hybrid greens up the place [w/video]

2011 Honda Fit (Jazz) Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda releases more Fit Hybrid images, details

European Honda Jazz Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda releases more Fit Hybrid images, details

European Honda Jazz Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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