Honda planning unique hybrid vehicle for 2009

Honda is developing a new hybrid vehicle that will arrive in 2009, according to a German Press Agency report. The automaker reportedly made the announcement to media at an event in Austria. Unlike its current offerings -- including the Civic hybrid sold in the United States -- the new car will not be derived from an existing model line. Instead, it will feature a unique body style and name. The report indicates it will be about 4.20 meters in length and cost 20,000 euros. No further details were given.