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Out the door: One million hybrid Hondas (copyright image)

The Honda Jazz Hybrid (above) will be in
Australian showrooms in early 2013.

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1st November, 2012

Honda has sold more than one million hybrid vehicles across the globe since 1999.

Honda Australia’s Director and General Manager Sales and Marketing, Mr. Stephen Collins said the milestone, which was achieved recently, demonstrates there is strong demand for environmentally conscious vehicles.

“Honda is a global leader in the development of hybrid technology, having introduced hybrid motoring to the world and later to Australia with the launch of the first-generation Insight in 2001.”

“The hybrid market is growing in Australia as awareness increases, legislation changes and consumers chose vehicles that are more efficient and better on their hip pocket,” said Mr. Collins.

Honda’s hybrid vehicles use the unique Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system, which combines a conventional petrol engine with an electric motor that recharges automatically by capturing energy from braking.

The first-generation Insight had an impressive fuel economy of 2.8 litres/100 km (highway cycle) and 3.6 litres/100 km (city cycle) according to Australian standard tests, which was the world’s best fuel economy among all mass production petrol-powered cars.

Honda Australia’s range of hybrid vehicles, which currently comprises the Insight, Civic Hybrid and CR-Z, is set to grow with the launch of the new Jazz Hybrid that will arrive locally in early 2013.

There are more than 400,000 various Hondas models on the road in Australia.



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