Honda CR-V Hybrid SUV debuts in Shanghai, U.S. sales all but confirmed: UPDATE

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hybrid SUV Shanghai Auto ShowIt's one of the more frequent questions on consumer car sites: why aren't there any hybrid crossover utility vehicles? The Ford Escape Hybrid reigned alone in the first segment from 2004 through 2012, and then Ford simply walked away from the segment. It took until last year for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to arrive, quickly racking thousands of.

2016 Honda Pilot Seven-Seat SUV Rated At 22 Or 23 MPG Combined

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The 2016 Honda Pilot gets a slight bump in fuel efficiency as part of a ground-up redesign. Fuel Economy Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUVThe new Pilot was unveiled back in February at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and we now know that it will achieve an EPA-rated 23 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway) with front-wheel drive and the optional nine-speed automatic transmission. That's an.

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Honda launches new Vezel compact SUV hybrid

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Honda is launching a new compact SUV called the Vezel which will include a hybrid model. Hybrid cars Honda

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Honda reveals new Urban SUV hybrid

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First up is Honda, with its new Urban SUV model which will be named the Vezel when it launches in Japan next month (a name for the European model wil[.]. Hybrid cars Honda

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Hybrid Honda SUV? We Keep Hoping!

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Does Honda know that many thousands of people are patiently waiting for them to announce their first hybrid SUV? Most recently, Honda announced that they would re-introduce an all new, 2010 Insight. Even while SUVs dominated the U.S.

2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact SUV Rated At 31 MPG Combined

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We now have EPA fuel-economy for the 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, which is based on the Fit subcompact. With the sole option of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, Honda''s smallest-ever crossover is rated at 31 mpg combined (28 mpg city, 35 mpg highway) when ordered with front-wheel drive and the CVT automatic transmission. MORE: 2016 Honda HR-V: Live

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2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact SUV Starts At $19,995, On Sale May 15

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The 2016 Honda HR-V subcompact crossover goes on sale May 15, and we now have full pricing information. CHECK OUT: 2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact. The base price is $19,115, but a mandatory $880 destination fee brings that up to $19,995--neatly under $20,000. That buys an entry-level LX model with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission. Pricing subcompact Crossovers

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97 SUVs For 2012

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Either they want to learn more about hybrid-electric SUVs, or they are looking for a sport utility vehicle that gets decent gas mileage. For model year 2012, those of you in the market for a new SUV have roughly 100 vehicles to choose from. Honda CR-V. Honda Crosstour.

Tesla Model 3 SUV, Honda Civic Hybrid Axed, DC Charging Prices: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla plans a Model 3 crossover, Honda plans to kill its Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas models, and DC fast-charging prices fluctuate. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla adds a liquid-cooled charging cable to one of its Supercharger stations. Could it speed up charging even more? California legislation seeks to radically cut energy. Today in Car News

Hyundai To Launch 400-Mile Fuel-Cell SUV By 2020: Report

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Unlike the Tucson, the 2016 Toyota Mirai and 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell ride. Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossovers were first delivered to customers in Southern California last year, and almost 100 vehicles have been leased since then. But now Hyundai faces competition from two dedicated vehicles that haven't been converted from existing models. Green Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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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.

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Honda puts new hybrid car on sale

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After achieving international success with hybrid cars such as the Civic, Accord and Insight, Honda has now introduced a new hybrid vehicle in its home market of Japan. Latest News Green cars Hybrid cars Honda

2015 Honda CR-V Revealed; Updated SUV's Details To Come Next Week

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The updated 2015 Honda CR-V compact SUV is set to go on sale just a week from now--but while it will feature revised styling and other changes, Honda is being coy about them. The Japanese carmaker released an image of the updated SUV, but it won''t reveal any other details until next week. Aesthetically, the 2015 CR-V will get a new front fascia

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Honda CR-V cuts emissions with Earth Dreams engine

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Honda’s CR-V model will be the next to benefit from the carmaker’s Earth Dreams technology 1.6 Newly launched on the Civic model, the highly efficient engine will enable Honda’s SUV model to follow suit and cut emissions to just 119g/km CO2. Honda diesel engine

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Tiny SUVs Shown By Chevy, VW, Honda At India Auto Expo

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Automotive fashion plates now have a new trend to follow: very small SUVs. At the 2014 India Auto Expo in New Delhi, automakers debuted a crop of concept models with sport-utility vehicle styling and packaging--if not genuine off-road all-wheel-drive abilities--in even smaller vehicle segments than we''ve seen so far. While not all the tiny

Honda CR-V, one of the lowest emissions in its class

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The 2013 Honda CR-V will become one of the greenest and most efficient SUVs on the market after the Japanese car maker applied its new engine technology to its soft-roader. Honda

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2016 Hyundai Tucson: First Drive Of New Compact Crossover SUV

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A tough competitive set includes popular rivals like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape. The redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson lets its maker mount a new attack on the compact crossover utility segment, where it's lost market share even as sales have soared due to low gas prices and new, more fuel-efficient entries. We recently drove the

Top 5 Most Researched Hybrid SUVs

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According to NADA the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, 2009 Lexus ES 350, 2009 Nissan Altima, 2009 Honda Accord, and 2010 Lexus RX 350 were what people were looking for the most.

JATO: Global car sales up by 2.8% in Q1 2016 due to SUV boost in China and Europe

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The SUV boom continued, with seven of the eight regions analyzed posting double digit growth. The popularity of SUVs in China has been an ongoing source of growth, and the trend continued last quarter, with the country accounting for 36% of total sales in Q1 2016.

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European Honda CR-V revealed

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Honda has released details of its new European specification CR-V SUV. Set to hit UK roads from October, the latest generation model will be built at Honda’s Swindon production facility and features a range of fuel efficiency improvements. Central to these efficiency gains is Honda’s work in improving both its 2.0-litre i-VTEC and 2.2-litre i-DTEC [.]. Honda CR-V SUV UK

JATO Dynamics: European new car registrations buoyed by SUVs during February 2016

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The SUV segment continued to rule the market last month, gaining further market share at the expense of more traditional segments. In February, SUV registrations totalled 265,500 units, up by 31% compared to February 2015, and counting for 24.4% The European new-car market double-digit growth rate is being driven by the SUV boom. As mainstream and premium car makers update their compact and large SUVs, their sales are expected to keep on growing.

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Euro Big 5 auto markets up 8.6% in April, SUVs continue to dominate; shift in segment shares

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million, April produced further gains across the top five European markets with SUVs driving higher volume and counting for 24.4% Unlike the circumstances of a decade ago, the growth is largely driven by the outstanding expansion of the SUV segment. The appeal of SUVs continues to gain further momentum at the expense of more traditional models. Volkswagen’s SUV registrations counted for 8% of its total, with volume falling by 18%.

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Honda targeting 2/3 of unit sales from PHEVs, HEVs and ZEVs by ~2030; PHEVs the core of electrification

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At a press event in Tokyo to lay out his future vision and direction for the company, Honda Motor President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo said that the company will strive to make two-thirds of its overall unit sales from plug-in hybrid/hybrid vehicles and zero-emissions vehicles such as fuel cell vehicles and battery EVs by around 2030. After that, Honda will make a plug-in hybrid type available for the major models and increase the number of models sequentially.

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2015 Honda CR-V: New Engine, CVT For Higher Gas Mileage, New Features, Mild Restyle

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After a coy tease and a single photo by its maker last week, details on the 2015 Honda CR-V compact SUV are finally out. The refreshed 2015 CR-V boasts improved gas mileage, as well as some styling and content changes. In addition to the revised exterior styling previewed last week, the 2015 CR-V gets powertrain upgrades to boost its fuel

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Honda targeting introduction of Level 4 automated driving capability by 2025; Level 3 by 2020

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Honda is targeting the year 2025 for the introduction of vehicles with highly-automated driving capability in most driving situations (SAE Level 4). Honda Motor Co., President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo made the announcement at a media briefing held at Honda R&D Co.,

BMW X5 eDrive Plug-In Hybrid Drive, Honda Accord Hybrid Supply, Car-Use Trends: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: We drive a development prototype of the upcoming BMW X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid SUV, supplies of the Honda Accord Hybrid remain tight, and a futurist says the U.S. will continue to lead the world in vehicle miles driven. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric-car ownership has its problems. Like when the better

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2017 Kia Niro hybrid SUV: are electric, AWD versions in the works?

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Yet compared to other such hybrid-exclusive vehicles, like the Toyota Prius family, the former Honda Insight, and the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq—with which it shares a platform, a hybrid system, and. The 2017 Kia Niro, slated to go on sale late this year, will be Kia’s first dedicated hybrid, for which there's an entirely unique body style.

Natural-Gas Vehicles: Honda, Chevy Are 'Neglected Stepchild' Among Green Cars

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market share in light trucks and SUVs, hybrids are at least holding their own, and of course sales of plug-in electric cars are rising steadily. Diesels seem likely to gain U.S. Wait.are we missing a green-car technology? As an article in The Los Angeles Times points out, natural-gas powered passenger vehicles remain the "neglected stepchild

Detroit Auto Show Preview: Honda 'Urban SUV' Concept

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Honda has teased the first image of a new concept car, due at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The 'Urban SUV Concept' will make its debut at Detroit in January, hinting at the look of a small SUV designed for city driving. Honda says it combines "a sporty and dynamic SUV profile with a spacious, functional interior". That spacious and functional

Honda unveils Urban SUV Concept

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Honda unveiled its “Urban SUV Concept” vehicle at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The concept hints at the styling direction of an all-new small SUV slated to launch in Japan by the end of 2013, followed by the US market in 2014.

Refreshed 2017 Acura MDX SUV debuts in New York with Sport Hybrid Powertrain; 26 mpg combined

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Acura unveiled the restyled and refreshed 2017 MDX luxury SUV at the New York International Auto Show, adding available Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain technology as a model option. —John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor.

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell: Early Drivers Discuss Experiences Traveling On Hydrogen

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Through April, Hyundai has leased 68 of the small SUVs since last June, when the first one was delivered. That slightly exceeds the number of Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell sedans leased from 2008 through April. There have already been more Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles leased in the U.S. than any other hydrogen-powered vehicle. DON'T MISS: First. Green Canada Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell alternative fuel vehicles hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

NHTSA announces follow-up recall of 2.12 million cars and SUVs over TRW airbag defects

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million Acura, Dodge, Jeep, Honda, Pontiac, and Toyota vehicles from model years 2002 to 2004 for a defect that may cause airbags to deploy inadvertently. NHTSA said that action by consumers is especially important because about 1 million Toyota and Honda vehicles involved in these new recalls are also subject to a recall related to defective Takata airbags that may deploy with enough explosive force to cause injury or even death to vehicle occupants.

Toyota To Launch Subcompact Utility Vehicle As Nissan Juke Competitor

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Subcompact SUVs, which often blur the line between crossovers and all-wheel drive hatchbacks, are growing increasingly popular all over the globe. models like the Buick Encore, Nissan Juke, and the upcoming 2015 Honda HR-V constitute an expanding segment. MORE: 2015 Honda HR-V: First Details On New In the U.S., Soon, Toyota may join the gang.

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Honda introducing new 1.6L diesel in Civic at Paris Motor Show

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At the upcoming Paris Motor Show, Honda will show a new 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine in the Civic hatchback. The first engine in Europe to feature Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series, the 120 PS engine (118 hp, 88 kW) has a combined consumption of 65 mpg US and CO 2 emissions of 94 g/km. Honda will also debut the new fourth-generation CR-V.


Honda unveils new CR-V Hybrid SUV at Auto Shanghai 2017

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Honda staged the world premiere of the new CR-V Hybrid at Auto Shanghai 2017. The CR-V Hybrid is equipped with the Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD two-motor hybrid system ( earlier post ). Moreover, the CR-V Hybrid comes loaded with a full complement of features including the Honda SENSING suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. The CR-V Hybrid is scheduled to go on sale in China in the second half of 2017 from Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co.,

Major refresh on 2015 Honda CR-V with new Earth Dreams powertrain provides fuel economy gain of up to 12%

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2015 Honda CR-V. Honda has given its 2015 CR-V compact SUV, which launched in US dealerships on 1 October, the most significant mid-model cycle refresh in the 17-year history of the model. Honda announced the G-Design Shift along with a new CVT for mid-size vehicles in 2011.

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2015 Chevrolet Trax: First Drive

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market is about to see a wave of new small utility vehicles, adding new subcompact SUV models below the hugely popular compact crossover utility segment. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax, which goes on sale next month, is one of those--and it''ll be joined this year by the Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-3, among others. The U.S. Today, only the Buick Encore

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Honda to unveil new China market SUV concept at Auto Shanghai

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Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, plans to stage the world premiere of an all-new concept model as well as other new Honda models at Auto Shanghai 2015 (The 16th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition, press days: April 20-21, 2015, public days: April 22-29, 2015). Jointly with Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., and Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.,

JATO Dynamics: US new vehicle sales down 1.9% in Q1; SUVs, pickups increase market share

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SUVs and pickup trucks continue to gain market share, with Honda’s 4.3% Continuing the trend of recent years, the market share of SUVs and trucks continue to rise within the United States. New vehicle sales for the first quarter of 2017 in US fell 1.9%