Honda all-new Fit Hybrid achieves fuel economy of 36.4 km/L
Honda achieved fuel economy of 36.4 km/L (JC08mode) on the all-new Fit Hybrid, which is the highest among all hybrid models in Japan.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. The all-new Fit Hybrid is scheduled to be introduced and go on sale in Japan this September.
The all-new Honda Fit Hybrid will be the first model to be equipped with the SPORT HYBRID 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.