Honda Fit Hybrid Preview
Honda’s new Fit Hybrid won’t be officially introduced until the 2010 Paris Motor Show next month, but we have the latest information the is new vehicle.
This gasoline-electric version of the highly popular hatchback is getting a lot of positive press. It is called the “Jazz” overseas and has become one of the fastest selling Honda’s globally.
Available next year, you could be the proud owner of a green Fit Hybrid. It will use the same powertrain as the Insight Hybrid, also from Honda. Starting off with a 1.3 liter I-4, a continuously variable transmission, and an electric motor between the two.
According to Honda, the Fit Hybrid will have 98 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque which isn’t too far off from the 117 hp and 106 pound-feet delivered by the Fit’s standard 1.5 liter I-4.
Fuel economy and emissions figures for the Fit Hybrid haven’t been finalized, but reports suggest it will come in around Insight’s 40/43 mpg (for city/highway) EPA rating.
This places it far ahead of the 28/35 mpg rating earned by a normal Fit with an automatic transmission.
We can expect Honda’s official fuel economy test results to emerge closer to the Paris Motor Show, along with a price tag. There are also rumors on that – with a base price of roughly $17,800, who could resist a hybrid Fit?
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