I think this will be a very successful car for Honda in the US and Europe.
It looks like it shares the middle part of its body with the new Hydrogen Clarity. Which is fine to me. Whatever it takes to cut cost and pass it on the the consumers is OK. Unlike the "$600 lease only Clarity", this will be a mass market car that will compete with the Prius.
But they are now saying it will start at around $18 500. And most loaded version might still be under $25 000.
This will undercut the new 2010 Prius by thousands.
Great news for us, consumers.
Even though am personally still not willing to drive a CVT driven hybrid car on a daily basis, I think this makes a lot of sense for tons of people.