October 15, 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Sales of Honda Hybrid Vehicles Reaches 1 Million Units

TOKYO, Japan, October 15, 2012 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that its cumulative worldwide sales of hybrid vehicles surpassed 1 million units as of the end of September 2012. This milestone was reached 12 years and 11 months after the start of sales of the first generation Insight in Japan November 1999, which realized fuel economy of 35km/liter*  then the world's highest fuel economy among all mass-production gasoline-powered vehicles.

*Measured in 1015 mode with a 5-speed MT vehicle

Capitalizing on the unique features of Honda’s original lightweight and compact IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) hybrid system, Honda has been enhancing its hybrid vehicle lineup and currently sells eight hybrid models in approximately 50 countries around the world.