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Honda to lunch new hybrid CR-Z

Honda is gunning for s Prius with a new version of the hybrid, the Honda Insight. says the new Insight will be than any other hybrid out Coming out next spring, it precede a second hybrid, to be CR-Z.

The new Insight, the near-production of which will be unveiled at the International Auto Show month, looks nothing the original. And it resembles no other Honda car. The original which debuted in 1999, was a notable for fairings that the rear wheels and for its mileage, approached 70 mpg.

The new one, a with fold-flat rear looks like the Honda FCX fuel cell concept.

s launch effort for the second-generation back in fall of 2003 the notion that the new car offered the of a hybrid with none of the jab at the two-person, first-generation Insight and Toyota s own first-gen Prius. A for the Torrance, Calif. automaker Honda is doing that and by offering the car at a bargain price—for Prius starts at around

A new Camry can be had in the $17,000-$18,000 range.

Gorrell, president of Tustin, Gorrell Group, says the price differential between and non make appearance critical: if one is to pay a premium for a hybrid, it had better be What has held Honda is having a hybrid product isn t unique enough. The Insight do that, he says.

Hybrid versions of existing styles don t address all the reasons buy hybrids; people buy hybrids for the and the bragging rights.

Indeed, far outsells any of Toyota s other six Of the 185,051 hybrids Toyota has through August, 119,688 Priuses. Last month, sold 19,529 hybrids.

Of 13,463 were Priuses.

has not announced pricing for the new Insight, but it will be lower than of other hybrids on the market. this unique position in the said the company, the Insight advance the affordability and accessibility of technology to a new generation of buyers. says the vehicle will five-door access and folding seats that speak to that is designed to meet the of customers with an active

Honda sold 25,577 Civics YTD through August, and has sales goals for the Insight, at by Prius standards—100,000 units per in the U.S. The company is aiming for hybrid sales to be 500,000 a year, or more than 10% current.

Gorrell says the real for the hybrid market is not only from within the segment but high-tech, low-displacement engines, and other options. There s an process, and people are wising up to the that non-hybrid vehicles can be as fuel-efficient. The new Honda Fit is expected to get to 40 mpg. That s the kind of economy you get with hybrids.

So, why pay

Jesse Toprak, lead researcher at Edmunds.com, says the hybrid market won t go away soon. Demand will be strong, at least for the next one or two he says, adding that are only about 2% of the U.S. market. But they are selling with no incentives, especially like Toyota s hybrid (which is about the same as the non-hybrid model) priced or less above the non-hybrid

He says that pricing be the key to volume. Honda Insight have mass appeal if it is and affordable.

More hybrid car Honda:

Honda Civic Racecar by Oaktec, Lotus

The force behind gasoline-electric drivetrain development has traditionally the goal of maximizing fuel which is typically at odds maximizing performance. For that we don t see many — if any — on race tracks. But now with the of Oaktec, Lotus Engineering, Development and Honda UK, Energy Motor Sport is working to a new Honda Civic Hybrid to compete in both rally and events.

Pictured above is Oaktec s Insight Hybrid Rally

Hybrid and electric vehicles are established on our roads but to make successful on the racetrack, a number of changes have to be employed, Phil Barker, Chief of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle at Lotus Engineering in a statement. with Oaktec, we will a revised electrical specification for power and a control system will allow a more regenerative braking strategy. Engineering s work on the Honda Hybrid will prove you can still get high performance using green technologies.

is a UK-based specialist in efficient car They hope that the Hybrid powertrain can be modified to more power and gain an at the track. The 1.3L gas engine is to an electric motor and a continuously transmission to maximize power

Where this would gas on the streets, Oaktec is hoping it allow for uninterrupted power on the saving time and energy.

Civic Hybrid:

Are you worried how high gas prices are affecting budget? Is caring for the environment to you? Do you want a reasonably car that looks great and is fun to


The 2008 Honda Civic is the car for you.

This hybrid uses both a gas powered and an electric motor. This gives its owner better gas It also helps with air since emissions are lower. The Honda Civic Hybrid is a 4 5 passenger sedan that 40 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway.

You don’t to sacrifice looks to get the great gas

HONDA CR-Z 1.5 i-VTEC Sport Manual 6-speed 3dr

Safety is an important factor purchasing a vehicle. The 2008 Civic Hybrid has side airbags, dual stage in the front, side impact anti lock braking, the system for child safety and a tire pressure monitoring You will never have to this car in to recharge its battery, it need special gas and it comes same warranties as a regular

Prices range from to 24,350.

World’s cheapest car from Honda:

The world’s hybrid car has been unveiled by in an attempt to win over motorists high fuel costs. to sell at somewhere between and £15,000 the new Honda Insight undercut the best-selling Toyota by at least £3,000.

The Japanese manufacturer expects to 200,000 Insights a year the world, which would its previous sales of hybrids a of 280,000 over the past

Its new model, to be formally unveiled at month’s Paris motorshow, be a five door family which is expected to deliver 60 miles to the gallon.

The car will go on throughout the world in the spring and be part of a family of four new produced by Honda, which include a new Civic, a version of the Jazz and a sports car.

two years, the company expects one in 10 of its to be hybrids and it predicts the rest of the will follow.

It is the latest of how soaring fuel prices and from Governments is set to transform the car not only in Britain but across the

Footnote:

Hybrid car terminology:

terminology; the word dates to 1601 and is derived from the word hybrida, the original of which is “an offspring of two or plants of different races, varieties, species, or genera.” automobile referred to a car with, a European chassis/body combined a big American engine, providing power and reliability with handling and style. Examples: Iso and Shelby Cobra. In other a crossbreed, or less flatteringly, a

According to Society of Automotive definition: It’s a vehicle has both a rechargeable energy system (RESS) capable of and capturing energy and an energy device that converts fuels into propulsion

A hybrid has a rechargeable battery and sort of engine that fuel into movin’ on the road. Seriously, that is not very useful and I’d be to debate whether it means they think it does.

A hybrid is one that can run on gasoline or or both at the same time: Prius et al. 2009 Chevrolet Hybrid under hoodPlug-in that the batteries, if not fully when the vehicle is returned to the can be recharged by plugging the car into an power source.

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