Honda communicate additional information about its new small hybrid car
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Thanks to the reduction in the size of components and lower manufacturing costs, the car will be more affordable
Honda communicate more information about the new small hybrid car that provides for launch at the beginning of next year, has the opportunity to expose mid-year by Takeo Fukui pronounce, CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.. The official name of the vehicle and other information will be announced later this year. This car will be the most affordable hybrid vehicle to date thanks to the reduction of the weight of the car and the significant decrease in costs of components of the technology integrated motor assist (Integrated Motor Assist or IMA) Honda. The new hybrid model will be available in a 5-door hatchback and will accommodate five passengers. Its exterior design remind the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell.
"Honda is at the forefront of the development of hybrid technology since she did know this technology to Canadians by launching the Honda Insight in 1999," he says Jerry Chenkin, Executive Vice President of Honda Canada Inc. " new breakthroughs in technology and production systems Honda translate into reductions of costs which will allow us to offer hybrid technology has a new Canadian car buyers generation has a more affordable price. " It expects annual global sales of 200,000 units for this new small car petrol-electricity, which will be manufactured at the production line has enlarged IMA Honda's Suzuka factory in Japan. Of this number, about 100,000 units will be sold in the North American market.
Following the launch of this vehicle, Honda plans to introduce on the market another unique hybrid concept car inspired sports car CR-Z, exposed for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2007, and a new Honda hybrid Fit. With the Civic Hybrid, these four models of hybrid cars running a gas and the electricity should reach combined annual sales of about 500,000 units on a global scale. Can accommodate five passengers and is renowned for its distinctive style and superior features, the new hybrid car will offer a certain appeal. Given the reduction in the size of components, because the battery and the internal central unit will be located at the rear, the car tailgate can provide all the loading space needed to meet the needs of families.
Various technologies, including an innovative function promoting fuel-efficient driving, will further improve fuel efficiency. The new small hybrid car Honda is designed to be sold was affordable and it will represent the best value that Canadians can get in this segment. The new hybrid will be produced at the second production line IMA has Honda's Suzuka factory. The Civic Hybrid is currently produced in these newly amenagees facilities. Thanks to the addition of a second production line and improvements in production, Suzuka plant will increase its production capacity of hybrid vehicles, which will increase from 70,000 units per year to nearly 250,000 units, and may also expand further if necessary.
Honda committed itself to offer products that meet the high standards that are more in matters of environmental performance and are manufactured in factories with minimal ecological footprint. Leader in the product development of cleaner and more efficient transportation, Honda has launched the very first low-emission vehicles, the first hybrid-powered car has gas and the electricity in North America (Insight) and the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle certified by the EPA, and has other achievements on the environment.
Honda plays a leading role in the development of advanced technologies aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, including gasoline engines evolues, vehicles hybrid gasoline-electricity, gas engines of PROPELLED natural and hydrogen fuel cells.
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