[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][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
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
TOV makes a cameo appearance in Acura's new Type S Anime Series
More.......................
All-New Honda Civic Type R Arrives at Tokyo Auto Salon
More.......................
American Honda Teases the next-gen HR-V for USA
More.......................
American Honda reports December and overall 2021 sales results
More.......................
Honda to debut next-gen Type R Prototype at Tokyo Auto Salon in January
More.......................
Hondata updates FlashPro to support 2022 Civic Si, CARB-pending
More.......................
Honda releases photos of the next-gen Civic Type R undergoing development testing at Suzuka
More.......................
American Honda reports November 2021 sales results
More.......................
Civic --> Re: 11 Gen Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 6MT - Crazy Prices
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda e is the only electric vehicle to allow bi-directional charging
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Autopilot Tesla driver charged with manslaughter
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda's "Open Cockpit" Days
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: All about Plaid
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Apologies 😉
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda Announces Joint Development Agreement With SES
Join Discussion......
NSX --> Re: Acura NSX Type S production starts in Ohio
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: AHC Garage - Best Honda/Acura Youtube
Join Discussion......
Honda e --> Re: Honda E...Widebdoy kit
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: M340i - 2 Year Ownership Update
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Now Honda is Crying: “My profits, my profits”
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: What's Going on at Acura
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Mark Reuss Shows Pre-Production Cadillac Lyriq
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Toyota CEO: Going All-EV Could Cost Japan Millions Of Jobs
Join Discussion......
Is Honda prepping a plug-in? Nikkei says so.
 Date: July 19, 2010 23:03
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Nikkei
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Japan's Nikkei news service has had a lot to say about Honda over the past few days. On Thursday, Nikkei reported that Honda was scrapping plans to develop new clean-diesel engines, instead shifting more of their focus towards new hybrid technology in order to improve fuel economy of larger vehicles. Then on Friday came the report that Legend sales would be discontinued in Japan. This was subsequently construed by some to mean that the RL would also be discontinued, but Acura PR went to the trouble of issuing a press release late on Friday indicating that the RL was safe in the USA (which automatically raises the next question: will the next RL be US built?).

Now, Nikkei is saying that Honda is working on a new plug-in hybrid vehicle and an all-electric vehicle, both to be introduced within three years. It is said that these plans will be formally announced by Honda President Takanobu Ito during a briefing on Honda's medium-term business strategy scheduled for Tuesday.

Nikkei also suggests that the plug-in will deliver fuel economy of about 60km/liter (141 MPG) - more than double the rating of the Insight in Japan (26km/L).

We should know more as the official press release from the business briefing is (presumably) released in the next few hours.



Last edited by JeffX on July 19, 2010 23:12

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Your Feedback
Date Subject User
07-19-2010 23:28
So yeah...   (Score: 1, Normal)
DCR
07-20-2010 00:03
Re: So yeah...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Insightman
07-20-2010 00:28
Re: So yeah...   (Score: 1, Normal)
jero
07-20-2010 01:31
Re: So yeah...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hondarulez
07-20-2010 12:43
Re: So yeah...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Varmint
07-20-2010 13:57
Re: So yeah...   (Score: 1, Normal)
ipribadi
07-20-2010 13:19
Re: So yeah...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Blue_Sky_surfer
07-22-2010 08:58
Re: So yeah...   (Score: 1, Normal)
80honda
07-19-2010 23:46
Real cute Honda; Now build us a new NSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
silverf16
07-20-2010 00:07
Re: Real cute Honda; Now build us a new NSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
Insightman
07-20-2010 08:39
Re: Real cute Honda; Now build us a new NSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
80honda
07-21-2010 13:43
Re: Real cute Honda; Now build us a new NSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
NickDC5
07-22-2010 08:49
Re: Real cute Honda; Now build us a new NSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
80honda
07-20-2010 08:36
Re: Real cute Honda; Now build us a new NSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
80honda
07-20-2010 10:11
Quote by Ito Regarding Fukui & Batteries   (Score: 1, Normal)
TSX69
07-20-2010 12:44
Re: Quote by Ito Regarding Fukui & Batteries   (Score: 1, Normal)
Varmint
07-20-2010 13:13
Re: Quote by Ito Regarding Fukui & Batteries   (Score: 1, Normal)
Blue_Sky_surfer
2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
Read Article....................
2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX Advance
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX - Details and Cutaways
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2020 Chicago Auto Show
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2021 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
30