Monday, August 9, 2010

Honda Fit Hybrid hits the Japanese market in October; cheapest hybrid available

Honda Fit - Subcompact Culture


Honda Motor Company has announced that its Fit Hybrid will hit the Japanese market in October at a price of 1.59 million yen ($18,600 USD). This will make the Fit Hybrid the least expensive hybrid on the market in Japan. It will be 400,000 yen ($4,657 USD) more than the gas-powered Fit.

There have been rumors the Fit Hybrid will cross the pond and be sold In North America, however, I haven't seen any formal announcement yet. FYI, last year Toyota said it planned to offer a Yaris Hybrid to Japanese and U.S. markets in the near future, too.

SOURCE
Reuters

2 comments:

D2M said...

I'm not really sure why they haven't been doing this from the beginning.

Smaller cars seem the perfect place to start with hybrid technology. They won't need as big a battery and the cars themselves are pretty just to produce. So the resulting hybrid car won't be as expensive.

It would be awesome if it made it to the states! My question is: Where are they putting that battery? If it takes up trunk space I won't buy it!

Thirty-Nine said...

"Where are they putting that battery? If it takes up trunk space I won't buy it!"

That's a good question ...