The hybrid Honda is rather rare on our roads since the Jazz hybrid has disappeared from the catalogue, just as the sympathetic coupe CR-Z. The japanese brand is working on a new hybrid that will initially be sold off to the Americans, but there’s a good chance that we find ourselves then in Europe.
Honda and the hybrid, it is a story with a relatively old but also quite unknown to us Europeans. The manufacturer has sold well over a few years, the coupe CR-Z and Jazz hybrid, but the two have quickly disappeared from the catalog in a period of time where Honda was getting ready to launch the 1.6 diesel 120 hp. Today, the wind turns, the diesel is no longer in the odor of sanctity, and Honda is back on the hybrid with a prototype of the test overview on the roads in the form of a City sedan.
The japanese manufacturer refuses for the moment to comment on this development, which should first affect the Americans and Japanese. But one thing is for sure : Honda said that within a few years, 50 % of its vehicles will one way or another electric part under the hood.
Suffice to say that Europe will necessarily be concerned by this new strategy, but it remains to know which vehicle might get the hybrid. Given that there is practically that of the SUV in the catalogue alongside the Civic or Jazz, you already have a beginning probable response.
Recall, finally, that the hybrid Honda has not disappeared from the planet since the Accord saloon has been renewed in its hybrid version, but only in North America.