22 Feb '14, 2pm

Will Honda Insight, CR-Z Hybrids Be Pulled From U.S. Sale Too?

Will Honda Insight, CR-Z Hybrids Be Pulled From U.S. Sale Too?

By Stephen Edelstein Feb 22, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2013 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe [UK specification] Enlarge Photo Sometimes--to quote a famous frog--it's not easy being green. Automotive News Europe (sub. required) reports that Honda will end European sales of the CR-Z and Insight hybrids after their numbers consistently failed to meet expectations. Honda sold 1,242 Insight hybrids in Europe last year, down 62 percent from the year before. The CR-Z racked up just 695 sales, down 66 percent from 2012. Honda will reportedly focus on diesel cars instead, which make up about half of new car sales throughout Europe as a whole. The company launched a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel engine in the Civic compact and CR-V crossover last year. The company also sells a hybrid version of the Jazz subcompact in Europe. This car is known as the Honda Fit ...

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