Honda bosses intend to consider stopping sales on the European market for Insight and CR-Z hybrid models.
The Japanese brand is going to refuse to supply Insight and CR-Z cars to Europe due to the low sales of both models. At the same time, according to the publication Autoexpress, the company does not expect serious growth in sales of hybridobiles popular in the Land of the Rising Sun due to the unstable situation in the European automotive market. According to the Association of European Automakers, as of the end of September, sales of new models in the Old World since the beginning of January have decreased by 3.9% compared with the same period last year.
The five-door hatchback Honda Insight is equipped with a 1.3-liter petrol engine producing 98 hp. and a 13-horsepower electric motor. In the combined cycle, the hybrid car consumes 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 km and produces 96 g / km CO2. Honda CR-Z, who won the Japan exclusive cars of the Year three years ago, is equipped with a 137-horsepower gasoline-electric installation, with a maximum torque of 190 Nm. The two-door coupe "shoots" from 0 to 100 km / h in 9 s. and develops a maximum speed of 200 km / h. The average fuel consumption of a car in a combined cycle on a “steward” path does not exceed 5 liters.
Next year, Honda will launch a hybrid version of the Jazz to the European market, and in 2015, the automaker will offer the NSX hybrid hypercar to old-world consumers.