[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  
Honda and Acura trucks post record June sales, beating the previous best by more than 3,500 units
More.......................
Honda releases pricing for 2016 Fit. Starting at $15,790, prices increase by $140
More.......................
Honda previews new BR-V, a 3-row 7-passenger, 1.5L CUV for Asian market
More.......................
SPIED ON THE STREET: 2017 Odyssey(?)
More.......................
Fresh spy shots of the 2017 Ridgeline
More.......................
New Accord Coupe Touring trim added for 2016!
More.......................
Honda drops Hybrid and CNG Civics and Plug-in Accord from the lineup
More.......................
RC213V-S Officially Unveiled
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: Honda's Direction
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: SilverSTONED F1 - 2015 British Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Honda F1 longevity
Join Discussion......
NSX --> Re: 2016 NSX is Pikes Peak Pace Car!!!
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: MT Test - Subcompact CUVs - HR-V, XV Crosstrek, CX-3, Renegade
Join Discussion......
Photoshops --> Re: Updates to last CLX
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda Power Equipment vs. Troy Bilt and Others
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Is this what they think of Honda down under?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Dealers installing accessories automatically?
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans - 2015
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Question Audi A3
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: What's common between Subaru, Audi and BMW vehicles?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Replacing parts
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Can Honda handle another Lehman Shock crisis.?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Alfa's new 510hp M3 killer...
Join Discussion......
TOV Video: 2016 Honda Pilot walkaround with Marc Ernst
Read Article....................
TOV Video: 2016 Honda Pilot First Drive
Read Article....................
2016 Honda Pilot PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2016 Honda HR-V PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2015 New York Auto Show
Read Article....................
Honda S660 PR Photo Gallery
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