Honda Ninjas 3 New Hybrid Models onto Homepage, Doesn't Tell Anyone

Honda appears to be adding three new hybrid models to its Freed lineup – they’re on Honda’s Japanese homepage, but the press release seems to be forthcoming.  Where’s the formal announcement, Honda?

The models added to Honda’s hybrid gallery are one 5-seat and one 7-seat vehicle, using the Freed base and called the Freed Spike Hybrid, and the luxurious Insight Exclusive. All models will have a built-in hybrid system, with a 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine and an integrated IMA system. The standard Insight is also described as upgrading its 1.3L engine to a 1.5L as well.

The 3 additional Honda hybrid models certainly allow customers a greater variety of choices for hybrids, but the reasons for Honda’s apparent silence on the matter are unclear. As there has been no official announcement, it is also unclear as to whether these vehicles will be available overseas.

Source: GreenCarView.

 

Charis Michelsen

spent 7 years living in Germany and Japan, studying both languages extensively, doing translation and education with companies like Bosch, Nissan, Fuji Heavy, and others. Charis has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. She also believes that Janeway was the best Star Trek Captain.