Transportation: 2020 Honda Fit to feature hybrid drive system

The 2020 Honda Fit will be available in a hybrid model that features two motors. Honda says this supports “vehicles driven mostly with an electric motor”. If true, this may be similar to the 2020 Ford Escape, where local driving can be done as an EV, and on the highway use can switch to a gas motor or combined gas/EV operation.

Source: Honda Global | October 23 , 2019 “Honda Unveils the World Premiere of All-new Fit at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019”

I currently drive a Honda Fit and love it, with typical gas mileage of all-in-city driving of about 38 mpg and combined mileage of about 42 mpg. This is my 2nd Honda Fit, having upgraded an older edition with 5-speed manual transmission to a newer 2015 edition with CVT. The 2020 Fit is thought to be available in the spring of 2020, but some have said it might not be sold in the U.S. Apparently the typical U.S. consumer wants expensive and large SUVs with huge engine power. 2020 Honda Fit mpg estimates have not yet been released.

Toyota also has new hybrids and it seems there were be many vehicles offering 50 +/- miles per gallon equivalent.

 

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