Caught in the U.S. southwest, this wrapped-up Honda prototype is a 5-door hatchback hybrid which uses a body almost identical to the FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle.

Caught in the U.S. southwest, this wrapped-up Honda prototype is a 5-door hatchback hybrid which uses a body almost identical to the FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle. Honda recently announced this vehicle would be the first of three new hybrid models arriving in early 2009.

Although unnamed at this point, the 5-door hatchback will be made at Honda’s Suzuka factory in Japan. Honda plans to sell 200,000 units per year, of which 100,000 will be allocated to North America.

Including the Civic Hybrid, Honda hopes to reach combined annual global sales of approximately 500,000 units for all four hybrid models.

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