Sources Say: No Honda CR-V Hybrid; Fit Version a Go

The folks at Edmunds Inside Line appear to have heard from their Deep Throat at Honda, who says the hybrid CR-V that's been the subject of wide speculation is a non starter. The system is more feasible for cars, is the word from above, possibly referring to a steeper price differential due to the complexity of making the system viable for all-wheel drive. Watch for Acura to host the company's first hybrid SUV. As for the Fit, word is it won't get the Honda Insight's three-cylinder hybrid mill as had been rumored, but will get a new version of the Civic's IMA powerplant.

IL Exclusive: Honda Drops Plans for CR-V Hybrid [Edmunds]

Related:
Is Honda Working up a Fit Hybrid? [internal]