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Honda Fit Hybrid

Many of you have seen the Honda commercials advertising the company’s newest addition to their already large family of fuel efficient cars. Signified by the simple statement that “the Fit is go” the world has already fallen in love with this car that represents the best in compact car technology and efficiency. Originally, Honda spokespeople said that they were in no way considering a Honda Fit hybrid, because they were already happy with the fact that the Fit was one of the cars with the best gas mileage available on the market. After we all saw gas prices spike out of control in the past few years, they changed their tune, however.

It’s no surprise that the company changed its mind about being willing to take the plunge and develop an even more efficient Honda Fit hybrid. Petroleum prices reached record highs and many people were wondering if they should just trade in their cars for bicycles because of how badly they were being gouged at the pump. Hybrid technology combines both traditional and alternative engine structures that allow drivers to decide how they want their fuel to be used, based on the type of driving that they’re doing.

When it announced that it would be pursuing a Honda Fit hybrid, the company pointed out that it would be pursuing a combination of both gas and electric engine technologies. This car, which is expected to be extremely popular in Japan, is slated to hit the streets in the fall of 2010, which is much earlier that was originally predicted for this model. Honda is aware of the fact that sales of hybrids have slowed a little thanks to the economic downturn, but they are no doubt banking on the fact that the need to save money on fuel will still encourage people to buy this new car.

Those that might be interested in purchasing a Honda Fit hybrid should be encouraged by the news that the new model will utilize a 1-liter-class engine, and might also possibly include the original Honda Insight drive train. While the Insight was originally set to be discontinued, it was revived as an affordable hybrid option, selling for right around twenty thousand dollars. Although there has been no work yet as to how much the new Fit will sell for, it is reasonable to expect that it will follow Honda’s tradition of offering efficient cars at a price that makes them accessible to the working class.