- Honda is about to join the growing number of electric-vehicle manufacturers, rolling out the 2013 Honda Fit EV at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
- The 2012 Honda CR-V, which has been teased for months, will also make its official debut.
- The pair debut on November 16.
TORRANCE, California — Honda is about to join the growing number of electric-vehicle manufacturers, rolling out the 2013 Honda Fit EV at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2012 Honda CR-V, which has been teased for months, will also make its official debut, said the automaker in a statement on Monday.
The Fit EV was previewed a year ago at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show in the form of the Honda Fit EV concept. Honda will unveil the final production version of the car at this year's show.
Borrowing heavily from the look of the internal-combustion Fit, the EV concept featured a high-density coaxial motor and a lithium-ion battery park. The concept has a top speed of 90 mph and has 70-100 miles of driving range per charge.
The production version will further flesh out Honda's alternative-fuel offerings, which include the fuel-cell Honda FCX Clarity and the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas. No word yet on pricing for the production Fit EV.
It is expected that the Fit EV will target such products as the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i.
The debut of the 2013 Fit EV will mark nearly 15 years since Honda introduced its first electric vehicle, the EV Plus, which was leased to customer from 1997-'99.
At this year's L.A. show, the automaker also will roll out the 2012 Honda CR-V, which has been one of the worst-kept secrets in the auto industry. Honda has teased the CR-V for months, showing off a vehicle that looks a lot like the 2011 Honda CR-V.
In earlier statements, Honda said that the new CR-V will "feature a more fuel-efficient engine and reduced body weight (as well as) a more accommodating and spacious design with a lower cargo floor." No word yet on pricing for the 2012 CR-V.
The pair debut on November 16.
Edmunds.com says: A couple of major debuts for Honda at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.