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Honda to drop Insight and CR-Z hybrids in Europe

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Both cars are due to be replaced at the end of the year, but neither of the next-generation hybrids will be sold in Europe.  

According to SMMT figures, UK sales of the Insight totalled 462 units during 2013, while the CR-Z coupe sold 318 cars.

Instead, a spokesperson from Honda said the company was focusing on products built in Europe – specifically the Civic range with the 1.6-litre Earth Dreams Technology diesel engine, the Civic Tourer and Type R, and the CR-V SUV, which is now available with the same downsized diesel engine.

Honda’s European hybrid range will be cut back to a single model – the Jazz Hybrid – though this is also due for an imminent replacement. The Civic Hybrid was withdrawn during 2010.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.