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Honda Hybrid Minivan On Sale In Japan, Using Accord Hybrid System

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Honda hybrids have essentially gone on hiatus this year. In the U.S., For the 2016 model year, the only hybrid it sells is the aging CR-Z two-seater, which uses the carmaker's old Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild-hybrid system. The Accord Hybrid--and its more sophisticated full-hybrid powertrain--is taking the year off, but will return in an. Green JDM Japan forbidden fruit

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Honda introduces new Insight Hybrid

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Japanese carmaker Honda has announced the introduction of a refreshed Insight Hybrid model, which will be accompanied by an Insight Exclusive model with a 1.5litre engine. The Honda Insight Hybrid will start at [.]. Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Freed Hybrid Freed Hybrid Minivan Freed Spike Hybrid Honda Freed Honda Insight Honda Insight Exclusive Honda Insight Hybrid

2015 Honda Fit Video Road Test

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Add in top safety ratings, and your list may narrow down to just one car: the latest 2015 Honda Fit. To Honda’s credit, the latest Fit looks less like a scaled-down minivan than either of the two previous If you’re looking for a small hatchback that delivers both fuel economy and flexibility, only a handful of new cars come to mind.

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Honda hybrid minivan, SUV, or pickup coming; dedicated hybrid in 2018 too

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In recent years, Honda has announced that it planned to release advanced-technology green cars in the future—without mentioning even their names, let alone any details or specifications. That's what happened two years ago with a pair of unnamed battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that later proved to be two new variants of the Honda.

Honda begins production of motor free of heavy rare earth elements; debuting in the Freed next month

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The Nikkei reports that Honda’s Suzuka factory has begun production of hybrid motors for smaller cars. Honda developed with Daido Steel a magnet that does not require heavy rare-earth elements. Honda will mass-produce the motors, which will debut in the redesigned Freed minivan next month, helping to ensure stable output of vehicles. Honda will continue expanding application of this technology to new models in the future.

Honda unveils new Odyssey minivan

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Japanese manufacturer Honda has applied its fuel saving technology to its minivan range as indicated by the unveiling of the 2011 Odyssey. The Honda Odyssey minivan has a lower roofline compared to the current model – down 1.6inches compared to the 2010 version – and also has a wider track – around 1.4inches wider. Tags: Green cars Honda Latest news 2011 Honda Odyssey fuel efficient minivans fuel efficient vans green vans Honda Odyssey

Honda Hybrid Concept S: Global People Mover At Beijing Auto Show?

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Honda is taking its turn today, launching concepts for both a sedan and what it calls a "new-value passenger mover," or small minivan. China's auto shows, which alternate between Beijing and Shanghai--just as Frankfurt and Paris alternate in Europe--are already significant global events with dozens of world premieres. Both vehicles had been teased

2013 Honda Fit

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Don't be fooled by the minivan-style looks of the 2013 Honda Fit. The smallest model from Honda offers a mix of incredible space efficiency, fun handling and a peppy engine that's uncommon in the subcomopact class. If you mourned the passing of the company's previously fun, lightweight Civic models, the Fit may be just the car you're looking for

Honda President: Hybrid Freed Minivan Around 2011, EV By 2015

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Honda Motor will introduce a hybrid version of its Freed minivan around 2011, President Takanobu Ito told The Nikkei in an interview. He also corroborated an earlier report that Honda will introduce a battery electric vehicle by 2015. For the hybrid minivan expected as early as 2011, the company plans to launch a hybrid version of its mainstay Freed.

Honda begins production of new 10-speed transmission in Georgia; nearly $150M investment

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Honda launched global production of a new, state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission at Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) in Tallapoosa, Georgia. Honda also announced that it has invested nearly $150 million in two US manufacturing plants for production of the industry's first 10-speed automatic transmission (10AT) for front-wheel-drive vehicles. The amount adds to the more than $3 billion that Honda has invested in its U.S.

Honda R&D and Alphabet’s Waymo enter discussions on technical collaboration on full autonomous vehicles

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Honda R&D Co., the R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., earlier post ), to integrate its self-driving technology with Honda vehicles. This technical collaboration between Honda researchers and Waymo’s self-driving technology team would allow both companies to learn about the integration of Waymo’s fully self-driving sensors, software and computing platform into Honda vehicles. The Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL) is a division of Honda R&D Americas, Inc.,

Preview: Mazda to Show 2011 Mazda5 Minivan at Geneva Motor Show

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We've always been fond of the 2010 Mazda Mazda5 small minivan, which gets rave reviews for its sporty character and good roadholding. Because it's smaller than more conventional full-size minivans like the Dodge Caravan, Honda Odyssey, and Toyota Sienna, it has always sold in smaller numbers. But it's the enthusiast's minivan--and better on gas

Honda Working on Hybrid System For Larger Vehicles, Possible Hybrid Minivan by 2011

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The Honda Accord Hybrid never really caught on. Sales were low from the get go and Honda really had little choice but to cancel the vehicle. Other Honda hybrids like the dedicated hybrid Insight and even the Civic Hybrid have fared much better, but the unloved Accord Hybrid came and went. Honda , not known for giving up on a

Honda to begin sales of refreshed Insight hybrid and new Freed hybrids in Japan; new Insight Exclusive with 1.5-liter engine joins lineup

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Honda Motor Co., Honda will begin sales of both hybrid models at dealerships across Japan on 11 November. Honda also will begin sales of the all-new Freed Hybrid minivan and Freed Spike Hybrid tall wagon at dealerships across Japan on 28 October. compact size) minivan and tall wagon hybrid vehicles. Honda said that in Japan, more than one-third of registered Honda automobiles are hybrids. The Insight Exclusive. Click to enlarge.

Honda unveils planned production model VEZEL; gasoline and hybrid versions

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda Motor Co., VEZEL, says Honda, offers the dynamic qualities of an SUV, the elegance of a coupe and the functionality of a minivan. unveiled the VEZEL production model.

Honda President Ito steps down, Takahiro Hachigo to replace him

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Honda Motor Co., Takanobu Ito, the current President, Chief Operating Officer and Representative Director, will remain on the board and assume the post of Director and Advisor to Honda Motor. This management succession will occur following the final decision of the Honda Motor Board of Directors after the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting, scheduled for late June 2015. where he became actively involved in the local development of Honda and Acura automobiles.

How Honda is leading the way with production of the new Vezel Hybrid

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Most car manufacturers claim to be innovative but Honda is living up to that not-so-modest statement by starting production on the new Vezel Hybrid. Honda

Honda’s Hybrid System Matures

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In a recent interview with Reuters , Tomohiko Kawanabe (Honda’s COO of automobile research and development) broke the news that Honda is developing a new hybrid system designed for their larger cars. To date, the Accord was the largest hybrid vehicle offered by Honda.

Honda Accord takes Nº 1 spot in US retail sales in 2013

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The Honda Accord was the best-selling car with individual car buyers in the US in 2013, according to new-vehicle registration data compiled by Polk. Three other Honda models—the Civic, CR-V, and Odyssey—were retail sales leaders in their respective segments in 2013. Additional results from the Polk /IHS Automotive data included: Honda’s 2013 retail sales rose 8.4% from year-ago totals to 1,332,576 Honda cars and light trucks.

Honda begins sales of new VEZEL and VEZEL hybrid in Japan

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Honda Motor Co., Honda says that the VEZEL fuses the dynamic qualities of an SUV, the elegance of a coupe, the functionality of a minivan and excellent fuel economy. The VEZEL HYBRID will be the first among all Honda hybrid models to be equipped with the Reactive Force Pedal.

19.7% of new cars sold in May 2012 in Japan were hybrids; Prius and Aqua dominate

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Looking at the different manufacturers, hybrid sales make up 25% of Honda sales in Japan, and a whopping 46% of Toyota sales. Honda’s percentage has actually dropped a little thanks to the success of its kei car minivan, the NBOX. Integrity Exports. 19.7% of new cars sold in Japan in May 2012 were hybrid cars, up 11 percentage points from last year. The liftback Prius led the field with 20,789 units sold, closely followed by Aqua (Prius C overseas) with 20,091 units sold.

Honda to increase green car output

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Demand is so high for green cars after government incentives were introduced in Japan, that the Honda Motor Company, the country’s number two car manufacturer, has said it will start partial weekend shifts at two factories in a bid to push low emission vehicles off the production line. According to the plans, Honda will add one or two days of weekend work at its Suzuka factory which makes the Insight Hybrid and the Fit subcompact.

Bridgestone expands Ecopia EP422 tire line

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Bridgestone is expanding its Ecopia EP422 tire line from 5 to 29 sizes in 2011 for a full power line, ranging from 15- to 18-inch tires, fitting vehicles from the Toyota Prius to the Lexus ES, Chevy Malibu, Nissan Altima and Honda Odyssey minivan.

EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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The Trends report has been published annually since 1975 and covers all passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, minivans, and all but the largest pickup trucks and vans.

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Report: Honda planning to double hybrid sales in Japan to more than 20% next fiscal year

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The Nikkei reports that Honda Motor Co. Honda forecasts overall domestic automobile sales to decline by 20,000 units on the year to 635,000 units in fiscal 2011. Honda plans to launch a new hybrid wagon based on the Fit subcompact in March, expanding the available versions of its top-selling car and complementing the Fit Hybrid launched last month. The company also plans to release a hybrid version of the Freed next autumn—its first hybrid minivan.

Details revealed about new Honda vehicles

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Honda President Takanobu Ito has revealed details of two new Honda vehicles in an interview with The Nikkei. Speaking to the business newspaper, he stated that the company would introduce a hybrid version of its Freed minivan in 2011 and he corroborated an earlier report that the company would introduce a battery electric vehicle by 2015. Tags: Electric cars Fuel Cells Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news

Who is winning the green car race? Part II. The Green Piece

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In last week’s edition of The Green Piece Column, we looked at the leaders in the green car race including the likes of Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan.

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Thankful To Be Home — And ALIVE!

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At exactly at 11:15 on the nose, a Honda Odyssey minivan pulled to a stop in front of me – the side door opened and a young voice belonging to someone inside said “Put this on, and get inside.” It all started with the video. It was sent to me last Thursday via email.

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Japan Green-Car Subsidy Boosts Vehicle Sales 12.9% In July

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Honda Motor Co. jump partly on the popularity of the Fit subcompact and the Step WGN minivan. Nikkei. Sales of new vehicles in Japan climbed 12.9% in July to 486,606 units, boosted by the government subsidy for environmentally friendly autos. The subsidies expire at the end of September. Automakers “are stepping up marketing activity, urging customers who are still driving old vehicles to buy new ones before the subsidies expire,” says an official at Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

Nissan Pushes the Plug

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Compared with nickel-hydrogen batteries, which Toyota and Honda Motor Co. H ere is another very encouraging development Nissan to end Toyota hybrid tie-up The Yomiuri Shimbun N issan Motor Co.

Report: Nissan To Introduce Compact Hybrids in Japan in 2011

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Nissan is likely to develop a low-cost, compact powertrain similar to those in Honda hybrids, with an electric motor to provide additional power to a constantly working engine. Nissan’s Serena minivan is likely to be the first model to get the hybrid makeover. The Nikkei reports that Nissan Motor Co. plans to begin selling hybrid vehicles based on its own technology in Japan in 2011.

On the Horizon

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Mr. Ghosn said Nissan envisioned a broad range of electric vehicles , starting with small cars, and adding: “It’s not only about a small city car or a small minivan. Honda ( HMC ).

Hybrid SUV Future? Beyond 2011

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One of the more successful hybrids of late, the Honda Insight is undergoing a massive retooling. Already holding a record for the highest fuel efficiency and lowest price of hybrids, Honda now introduces the Honda Insight Executive. Despite Setbacks, Hybrid Future Looks Bright.

EPA trends report sees record levels of average new vehicle fuel economy and CO2 emissions for MY 2012; role of new gasoline vehicle technologies

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Light trucks (pickups, minivans/vans, and truck SUVs), accounted for 36% of all light-duty vehicle production in MY 2012, the second lowest level since 1993. Honda had the biggest fuel economy improvement from MY 2011 to MY 2012, of 2.5

J.D. Power Asia Pacific study finds auto brands improve in gratifying new-vehicle owners in China

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Chevrolet, Honda and Toyota each received two segment awards, while FAW Car, Volkswagen and Wuling models each received one award. Entry midsize segment: Honda Fit. Upper premium midsize segment: Honda Accord. Minivan segment: Wuling Rongguang.

EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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The Trends report has been published annually since 1975 and covers all passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, minivans, and all but the largest pickup trucks and vans.

LA show displays green car ‘glimpse into the future’

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The show, based at the Los Angeles Convention Center will host more than 30 significant world and North American debuts and feature more than 900 vehicles from sports cars and sedans to crossovers and minivans. Honda FCX Clarity. Honda Insight Hybrid. Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan.

Nissan to introduce compact hybrids

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The Nikkei reports that the company will develop a low-cost, compact powertrain similar to those in Honda hybrids with an electric motor that provides additional power to the constantly working engine. The first vehicle expected to get the hybrid makeover will be the Serena minivan, which is Nissan’s most popular offering in its home country having sold 33,500 domestically in the first half of the year.

Tesla says Model S comes out on top in US-NCAP crash testing with lowest Vehicle Safety Score

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While the Model S is a sedan, it also exceeded the safety score of all SUVs and minivans, according to Tesla. The Model S was also substantially better in rollover risk, with an RRS Roll of 0.38; the next closest was the Honda Accord, with an RRS Roll of 0.66.

KPMG survey finds global auto execs ranking fuel efficiency the top consumer priority

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When asked which vehicle categories will see global sales increases over the next five years, hybrid fuel vehicles (84%) were most frequently named by the respondents, followed by electric vehicles (77%), which was a new category option in the survey this year, cars (69%), other alternative fuel vehicles (63%), basic or introduction cars (60%), cross-overs (56%), SUVs (51%), luxury vehicles (46%), small pick-up trucks (45%), minivans (41%), and large pick-up trucks (27%).