The hybrid version of Honda’s next-generation Fit, powered by a newly developed engine and electric motor, will be capable of delivering fuel economy of about 36 km/l of gasoline (84.7 mpg US, or 2.8 l/100 km) in tests based on the JC08. The current version of the Fit offers 26.4 km/l (62.1 mpg US, 3.8 l/100 km). [reported by Greencarcongress]
This would edge past Toyota Motor’s Aqua subcompact. The Aqua posts JC08 fuel economy of 35.4 km/l (83.3 mpg US), while the Prius liftback offers 32.6 km/l (76.7 mpg US).
Next-generation Fits, including conventional gasoline-powered models, will be released first in Japan in September, then make their debuts in the US, Europe and elsewhere.
The Toyota subcompact aqua had sales of over 250,000 in Japan in 2011 and 2012.
I had a 2006 prediction that 80-200mpg cars would be mainstream, batteries, ultracapacitors 5-10 times better, 2008-2012
Several plugin hybrids and all electric cars have EPA fuel economy of over 100 mpge.
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