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Deep Dive: Getting intimate with the 2010 Honda CR-Z's powertrain

When the 2011 Honda CR-Z hits the streets this Fall, it will feature the latest iteration of the company's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild hybrid system. The basic concept of IMA hasn't changed since the original Insight debuted in 1999, but it has been refined to improve performance and efficiency while reducing overall cost.

Deep Dive: Getting intimate with the 2010 Honda CR-Z's powertrain

When the 2011 Honda CR-Z hits the streets this Fall, it will feature the latest iteration of the company's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild hybrid system. The basic concept of IMA hasn't changed since the original Insight debuted in 1999, but it has been refined to improve performance and efficiency while reducing overall cost.

Paris Preview: Honda to reveal new hybrid hatchback

The new low cost dedicated hybrid that we've been seeing spy shots of in tested is expected to get its world debut at the Paris Motor show in October. The five door hatchback draws much of its styling from the FCX Clarity fuel cell car, but scaled down to Prius dimensions. Honda has claimed that it will halve the the cost of its IMA hybrid system allowing a price of as low as $18,500 for the new car. The car which like the Prius will only be available as a hybrid will also get a name when it r

Hybrid CR-V cancelled, Fit Hybrid will not get Insight engine

Inside Line seems confident it has the real scoop on Honda's upcoming hybrids, or lack thereof in some cases. For one, IL claims Honda insiders have confirmed that there will not be a hybrid version of the next CR-V. A $7,000 premium for a hybrid version is cited as the reason for not producing one, though that sounds a bit high to us.

2008 Honda Fit Hybrid to get Insight engine

Guess what happens to fit perfectly between the front wheels of a Honda Fit... the Honda Insight's hybrid powertrain. The distance between the front wheel hubs of both vehicles is identical, and a Honda insider confirmed to Bradley Berman of HybridCars.com that the Fit will arrive in 2007 with the Insight's hybrid drivetrain and the ability to achieve fuel economy in the low to mid-50 mpg range.