• fb_629637578 avatar Daniel Posted: 10/24/2012 10:49am PDT

    What about Honda's earth dreams engines? Direct Injection, Part-time Atkinson valve behavior and it might still retain lean burn behavior. It could possibly get better MPG than the Prius then.
    The next gen Insight, Civic Hybrid should be a full hybrid rather than a 'mild' hybrid that they have been making. Meaning, a series and parallel combination hybrid, like the Prius drivetrain, with Honda's Earth Dreams engines.

    The regular Civic should get that engine as well.

    I guess that won't happen until 2014 though.