Two new hybrids for Honda in 2010
Honda CR-Z concept car
13th July, 2009
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has today announced plans to begin
sales in Japan of the CR-Z sporty hybrid model in February 2010 and Fit (Jazz) Hybrid before the end of
2010. By combining these two models with the currently available Insight and Civic Hybrid, Honda will
further enhance its line-up of compact hybrid models, which leverage the unique characteristics of
Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA), including compact size, light weight and high efficiency. In
addition, Honda is currently developing a new hybrid system which is intended to be installed on mid-
to large-size vehicles.
Honda also announced that, in addition to the No. 1 line at its Suzuka Factory, the production of
Insight also began on Suzuka's No. 3 line in mid-June 2009, leveraging Honda's flexible production
In order to continue contributing to the global effort to reduce CO2 emissions, Honda will continue
to focus on research and development of technologies which improve fuel-efficiency and strive to
deliver products with improved environmental performance to as many customers as possible by making
such products more accessible to all people.
The Honda CR-Z concept vehicle made its world debut at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show in 2007. The CR-Z
sporty hybrid will feature advanced technologies that deliver enjoyable driving for all while reducing
the vehicle's environmental 'footprint'.