According to overseas and Chinese press reports Honda are working with their Chinese partner Dongfeng to develop a low cost hybrid model specifically for the Chinese market.
Imported hybrid models have failed to take off in the Chinese market, hence Honda’s decision to design fuel saving cars specifically for the Chinese market. Details on the new model are still exceptionally few but the model should launch in 2016.
The new model is expected to come in at a key sub 100,000RMB price barrier, with several reports indicating that it maybe even cheaper around the 89,000RMB for the base model. Chinese media expect Guangzhou Honda to use the Honda Fit/Jazz platform to develop the new model, whilst no news has currently been released on any specific Dongfeng-Honda model.