Hybrid vehicles are typically rather boring cars with the ultimate goal being fuel efficiency. Honda is showing off the new 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid coupe that looks much sportier than the traditional hybrid and the CR-Z is a hybrid with a more performance-tuned nature. The 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid will go on sale on November 21.
Honda has revealed the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan, previewing the new car ahead of its official debut later this month. Promising to be both "more youthful" and "premium" than its predecessor, the 2013 Civic gets bigger front grilles, clear lens corner lights, and sharper hood creases, flowing back to chrome trim across the trunk lid, "jewel-like" rear lights, and honeycomb-mesh diffuser mesh.
Honda has announced an important milestone has been reached in the world of its hybrid vehicles. The company has announced that cumulative global sales for its hybrid vehicles have passed the 1 million unit mark. That goal was reached at the end of September 2012 and took Honda 12 years and 11 months from the date it first started selling a hybrid vehicle, the Honda Insight, in Japan.
Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Hyundai have inked an agreement with various Nordic countries to splay fuel-cell infrastructure - and the cars to take advantage of it - across the region starting from 2014. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a combination public and private companies and organizations in Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and Denmark will see zero-emission vehicles and a hydrogen distribution network set up by 2017, following similar agreements in Europe.
Honda is talking up its 2013 Insight Hybrid that it claims is the most affordable hybrid in the United States. The pricing for 2013 is unchanged from the 2012 model and the hybrid starts at $18,500. Honda notes that the 2013 model will go on sale on September 18.
Honda has gone official with the pricing for the all-new 2013 Honda Accord. The vehicle will hit dealers across the country on September 19. The MSRP for the base Accord LX Sedan will start at $21,680. The high-end Accord Touring model will start at $33,430. All 2013 Accord versions will have a destination handling charge of $790.
Honda has revealed its 2013 Accord, in both sedan and coupe variants, with the new model trimming heft externally but simultaneously improving interior space. As swoopy and sculpted as its ever been, the new Accord is set to go on sale this fall and loses most of its bulk in length: Honda claims both versions are "noticeably shortened" which makes for a sportier driving experience and easier parking.
Honda has announced that it has delivered its first 2013 Fit EV to a customer. The Fit EV is available in a limited area to begin with including some select California and Oregon markets. The vehicle was given a 118 MPGe rating by the EPA and consumes 29 kWh of electricity per 100 miles driven. The Fit EV is one of the most efficient EVs in the country.
Keeping up with America's need to be constantly connected, Honda has unveiled its new HondaLink service, which will be featured in the new Accord (along with future Honda models). The service is the result of a partnership between Honda and Aha and allows drivers to listen to a selection of Internet-based stations, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp restaurant listings. In order to use HondaLink, consumers will need to download the HondaLink app for either iOS or Android and then link their phone to their car via Bluetooth. Since the service is completely controlled through this smartphone app, HondaLink won't need its own data plan to function.
Honda has announced the 2013 Fit is now on sale. The little compact car will be available in a new exterior color and can be had with new standard and available features. The new color for 2013 is called Midnight Plum Pearl and is replacing the available Orange Burst Metallic from 2012. The 2013 Fit is on sale as of today starting at $15,325.