- Honda will introduce all-new CR-V Hybrid this year, followed by Accord Hybrid
- Civic Hybrid will be added to the Honda lineup in the future
- Honda will end production of Insight in Indiana as the company increases production of hybrid core models
- Hybrid-electric vehicles are a critical pathway in Honda’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through electrification
As the next step in Honda’s electrification strategy in North America, the company will focus on increasing hybrid volume of core models – CR-V, Accord and, in the future, Civic. To make room for these moves, Honda will conclude Insight production in June. Honda will introduce all-new models of the CR-V Hybrid this year, followed by the Accord Hybrid, which will eventually make up 50 percent of the sales mix of each model. Hybrids will represent the top and best performing models in the lineup.
With the conclusion of Insight production*, the Indiana Auto Plant will focus on building CR-V, CR-V Hybrid and Civic Hatchback, several of Honda’s most popular models.
“Hybrid-electric vehicles are effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and are a critical pathway toward Honda’s vision for 100% zero-emission vehicle sales in North America by 2040,” said Mamadou Diallo, vice president of Auto Sales at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Making the volume leader of our core models hybrid-electric will dramatically boost electrified sales in the Honda lineup, a strategy that will be augmented by the arrival of a Civic Hybrid in the future.”
The 3rd-generation Honda Insight is one of America’s top-selling compact hybrids, with more than 70,000 sold since it was introduced in 2018.
Honda sales of electrified vehicles set a new annual record in 2021, topping 100,000 units for the first time, led by CR-V Hybrid, Accord Hybrid and Insight. It was the 5th straight year of increased sales for Honda electrified vehicles.
More information about the future Civic Hybrid, including timing, will be available closer to the model’s launch.
Source: Honda, https://hondanews.com/en-US/honda-automobiles/releases/release-3db80816ae3d093c5b3d3122fc0b2729-honda-to-focus-on-increasing-hybrid-volume-with-core-models-cr-v-accord-and-in-the-future-civic