Thursday, January 14, 2010

Acura To Get Hybrids

Honda CEO Takanobu Ito announced at the Detroit Auto Show that Acura will be adding a hybrid drivetrain to its models. It is unknown when and which models will be hybrids.
But in the near term, the most important approach to cut CO2 emissions is expanding the use of hybrid electric vehicles. To increase the opportunity for more customers to choose a hybrid we must be able to meet different needs with family, luxury and sporty hybrid vehicles. We will apply hybrid systems which are compact, lightweight and affordable to a wider range of products in the near future.
I wonder if it will be anything like the CR-Z hybrid they just revealed.


Anonymous said...

Took Acura long enough ... especially considering how active Honda was about hybrids back in the day.

I just hope that they really improve the IMA so it is not a repeat of the Accord Hybrid.

dalieu said...

It's sad, but I'm actually worried that all the Acura hybrids are gonna be Honda hybrid rip-offs.

BTW, have you seen the Acura DNX?

Anonymous said...

They are saying now that the TSX will get a hybrid later this year ...

dalieu said...

I read that too, but I'm not sure I believe it as this generation's TSX just started. If anything I would expect the next (3rd) generation RL to get a hybrid, which is expected in late 2010/11-ish. So I don't know.

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