Insight: The five-door hybrid hatchback arrived last spring.
Civic: A redesign is due for the 2011 model year, putting the Civic on Honda's standard five-year cycle. The car is based on a global platform, so expect the redesign to stay on the five-year cadence.
CR-Z: The hybrid electric sporty coupe will conjure up memories of the CR-X hatchback from the late 1980s. Expect the electric motor to be mated to a more powerful four-cylinder engine than what is offered in the Insight and Civic Hybrid. The CR-Z will go on sale in the spring of 2010.
Accord: A midcycle freshening is expected for the 2011 model year, and a redesign is due in 2013. But because the platform is specific to North America, Honda could extend the Accord to a six-year cycle without having an impact on the global platform strategy.
Honda has canceled plans for a diesel version that would debut with the midcycle change. A hybrid Accord could be in the works for the 2011 model year.
FCX Clarity: Honda's hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle debuted in small public demonstration fleets last fall. The Accord-sized car is larger than the FCX models Honda created in past years. A true production model is expected in 2018.
S2000: Honda's high-revving sports car was deleted this year.
Element: The crossover's future is unclear. The problem is that the Element is sold only in the United States (it is assembled in East Liberty, Ohio). The Element is tied to the Civic platform, which will be redesigned for the 2011 model year. One issue weighing against a redesign is that the Element is not a big seller, accounting for only 26,447 units in 2008.
CR-V: The compact crossover is expected to be freshened for the 2011 model year and redesigned in 2013.
Pilot: The mid-sized crossover was redesigned for the 2009 model year.
Accord CrossTour: The 2010 CrossTour is a little bit BMW X6 and a little bit Toyota Venza. The sloping rear roofline creates the appearance of a five-door hatchback. The roofline will be higher than that of an Accord sedan but lower than an Odyssey minivan and Pilot.
Odyssey: Given the typical five-year product cycle, a redesign should be due this fall. But Honda is not talking about a new version of the minivan, so expect a 2011 model year redesign.
A diesel version had been planned, but Honda is moving away from diesels to concentrate on hybrids. A hybrid Odyssey would one-up the competition because no hybrid minivan is currently available.
Ridgeline: Honda's mid-sized pickup was freshened for the 2009 model year, its first makeover since going on sale as a 2005 model. Expect the Ridgeline to move onto the new Odyssey platform in the 2012 model year.