All-New Fit Hybrid Achieves Fuel Economy of 36.4 km/L, More than 35% Improvement
- The all-new Fit Hybrid will be the first model to be equipped with SPORT
HYBRID Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive, Honda's lightweight compact hybrid system
Tokyo, July 19, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. achieved fuel
economy of 36.4 km/L(1) (JC08mode) on the all-new Fit Hybrid, which is the
highest(2) among all hybrid models in Japan. The all-new Fit Hybrid is
scheduled to be introduced and go on sale in Japan this September.
The all-new Fit Hybrid will be the first model to be equipped with the SPORT
HYBRID*3 Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive (i-DCD), Honda's lightweight and
compact one-motor hybrid system suited for small-sized vehicles. Although this
is a one-motor hybrid system, this system realizes the EV drive by disengaging
the engine and motor. The SPORT HYBRID i-DCD is one of the Earth Dreams
Technology, Honda's new-generation powertrain technologies which realize
both the fun of driving and excellent fuel economy at a high level.
Adopting a newly developed inline 4-cylinder 1.5L Atkinson cycle (high
expansion ratio cycle) engine, the SPORT HYBRID i-DCD consists of a 7-speed DCT
(4) system with a built-in high-output motor, and IPU (intelligent power unit)
equipped with a built-in lithium-ion battery. Moreover, adopting an electric
servo brake system that increases electrical regenerative efficiency and a
fully-electric compressor that reduces engine load, the SPORT HYBRID i-DCD
improves the vehicle's fuel economy by more than 35% compared to a current
IMA hybrid system.
The SPORT HYBRID i-DCD automatically changes to three driving modes by
engaging and disengaging the engine and motor depending on driving situations.
The three driving modes are the EV Drive Mode for motor-only driving, the
Hybrid Drive Mode for both engine and motor driving and the Engine Drive Mode
for engine only driving.
Featuring the highest fuel economy among all hybrid models in Japan,
acceleration g-force more powerful than conventional models and rhythmic and
linear acceleration feel, the SPORT HYBRID i-DCD realizes fun driving.
(1) Tested by Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and
(2) Honda internal research, excluding plug-in hybrid models (as of July
(3) SPORT HYBRID is the collective name for Honda's newly developed
advanced hybrid systems that adopt Earth Dreams Technology.
(4) Dual Clutch Transmission
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