Hybrid technology coming to all Honda vehicles
Still a best seller in Japan
Thanks to strong sales of the Honda Insight and other fuel efficient vehicles, such as the Fit, Honda has been able to stay in the black while other automakers have suffered during this economic crisis. Nonetheless, Honda envisions huge changes in the automotive landscape.
“Even without the economic shock, cars have to change dramatically with the rise in environmental consciousness,” Honda President Takanobu Ito told the Japanese Times.
Thus, Honda expects to make “huge resource investments” into clean technologies, such as hybrid cars.
Next year, Honda will launch the Honda CRZ hybrid and a Fit hybrid as well and Ito claims, “I have no doubt that (some form of) a hybrid system will eventually be installed in all cars.”