Honda makes a ten-year plan

July 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

Honda CEO Takanobu Ito has outlined a ten-year plan for the car-maker to quickly respond to changes in the market and changing customer demand. The focus is on smaller, lower-CO2, and more affordable vehicles, with development of many more environmentally-friendly cars accelerated. Honda is also pursuing a general restructuring, and refocusing attention on developing markets. Highlights of the plan include:

  • A new small diesel engine for European-market models (2012).
  • An electric vehicle for Japan and the US (2012, trials from later this year).
  • Plug-in hybrids (mid-sized and larger vehicles) for Japan and the US.
  • Lithium-ion batteries for the next generation of hybrids, including the  new Civic Hybrid.
  • ‘Multiple’ new hybrid models, including the upcoming Jazz Hybrid.
  • Renewed petrol engine and transmission line-up with improved fuel economy and emissions (2012).
  • Work to continue on the FCX Clarity fuel cell car and hydrogen fuelling systems.
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