What Will We See in Future Honda Hybrids?

First introduced back in 1999, the Honda Insight beat the Toyota Prius as the first hybrid car to hit the American marketplace. The Insight has run for two generations, 2014 Honda Insight 800and Honda has recently announced the hybrid hatchback will be discontinued after the 2014 Honda Insight. This begs the questions, what’s the future of Honda hybrids?

The Honda CR-Z and the Honda Civic Hybrid

Besides the Insight, Honda also produces the Honda CR-Z sport hybrid and the Honda Civic Hybrid, which is now in its third generation. Honda put out a 2014 CR-Z and just released the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid last month.

According to Honda, there are no plans to alter the production of both vehicles. They’re safe for now, but both feature Honda’s older mild hybrid system. Changes seem fairly imminent now that Honda has a new full-hybrid system in place for the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid.

The Future According to the Accord

Honda says they’re firmly committed to their hybrid lineup and vow to bring more. The future of Honda hybrids seems to be along the lines of what they’re doing with the all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. These models introduced a full-hybrid, two-motor system and are competing in the already well-established midsize sedan hybrid class. Honda has also said this won’t be the only vehicle to use the system.

Currently the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is still gaining in traction. Not many vehicles have been released, though production in Ohio is rapidly accelerating. The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In is imported from Japan.

Honda certainly has plenty of competition. The midsize hybrid segment was started by Toyota about seven years ago with their Camry Hybrid. Ford also has their Fusion Hybrid and recently Hyundai and Kia entered the field.

Test Drive a Honda Hybrid in Orland Park

If you’re interested in a hybrid car in the Chicago suburbs, Community Honda is the place to go. We stock the CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, and the new Accord Hybrid. Visit our dealership at 8340 W. 159th Street in Orland Park to take a test drive. To learn more about any of our models, you can contact us at (855) 207-0308.