[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura NSX Production Model to Make World Debut at 2015 North American International Auto Show
More.......................
Honda FCV Concept to Make North American Debut at 2015 North American International Auto Show
More.......................
American Honda Sets New November Sales Records; Core Vehicles Lead the Way
More.......................
Acura Set to Launch More Powerful, Technologically Advanced and Luxuriously Equipped 2016 Acura ILX
More.......................
All-new 2016 Honda HR-V Crossover Makes North American Debut at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
More.......................
Honda FCV Concept Makes World Debut in Japan
More.......................
SPIED ON THE STREET! 2016(?) Honda Civic
More.......................
2016 ILX front end refresh image leaked
More.......................
Photoshops --> Re: 2018 Acura GLX 4-door GT Sports Coupe
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: HondaJet
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2015 Detroit(NAIAS) Auto Show
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Turbocharged engines coming in 2015
Join Discussion......
NSX --> Re: Honda NSX Teaser
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Toyota out to "squish" Ford Honda Nissan & Hyundai in video
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Honda/HPD ARX-04b Coupe
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Jeff Palmer/Shawn Church still around?
Join Discussion......
HR-V/Vezel --> Re: XR-V Patented in Europe
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Buyers Demand More Luxury And Power.
Join Discussion......
Fit (and Jazz) --> Re: Honda Grace (JDM City hybrid) website is up
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 rumors
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Australia is getting the CTR!
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: S660/1000 good news rumors from Japan
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: VW brand suffers biggest drop in global car sales this year
Join Discussion......
TOV First Drive: 2015 Acura TLX
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2015 Acura TLX 2.4 P-AWS
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2015 Acura TLX 3.5L SH-AWD
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2015 Honda Fit
Read Article....................
PR Photo Gallery: 2015 Honda Fit
Read Article....................
TOV Dyno Test: 2014 Accord Hybrid
Read Article....................

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
  TOV News > Honda Develops New Lightweight and Compact Hybrid System Named "SPORT HYBRID I-DCD" > > Re: Insight replaced by new Fit Hybrid?

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

Thread Page - [1]
Author
    
RayChuang
Profile for RayChuang
Insight replaced by new Fit Hybrid? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 16:26
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
I think as part of this development, Honda has pretty much ended the five-door Insight hatchback once the current model is phased out in about a year or so. It will be replaced in the North American market by a new Fit Hybrid based on the third-generation Fit that uses the i-DCD hybrid drive system.
King77
Profile for King77
Re: Insight replaced by new Fit Hybrid? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 17:26
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
I donīt think so. Although Insight brand doesnīt sound as good as Prius, Honda still needs special "halo" budget hybrid car. And it will be actual with new SH I-DCD, which will compete much more with Toyota HSD.

New IMA setup with EV engine on the other side of the transmission will give EV engine much more performance and independence and hybrid wars shall continue.

...and it sells quite well in Japan, so there is no reason to kill it. It only needs a bit bigger cabin.
P54
Profile for P54
Re: Insight replaced by new Fit Hybrid? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-13-2012 09:47
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
From interview with ITO:

Q: Are you planning a next-generation hybrid-only Insight?

A: We don't want to just let it die out. We want to continue to give Insight some kind of symbolic meaning.

I can't promise it, but we want to continue to at least take care of the product name Insight. But if the timing is right and the technology comes together and converges into a product, that's when the name Insight is a good name.
 
Thread Page - [1]
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2014 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
mobile: 0