Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Gets Updates for 2020

  • Updates to zero-emissions Clarity include heated mirrors, revised color scheme, and improved cold-weather startup performance
  • Clarity Fuel Cell boasts 360-mile driving range rating, quick refueling and qualifies for $4,500 California state rebate and single-occupant HOV lane access

The 2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell receives numerous upgrades as it begins arriving at select dealerships in California today, including new heated outside mirrors; an improved Audible Vehicle Alert System for better pedestrian awareness of vehicles at low speeds; and improved cold-weather startup performance. The 2020 Clarity Fuel Cell is available at an exceptionally competitive lease price of $379 per month which includes up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, among other benefits. At the same time, the Clarity Fuel Cell offers California customers a zero-emissions driving experience with an EPA range rating of 360 miles on a full tank of hydrogen, along with quick refueling at more than 40 stations, a $4,500 California state rebate and single-occupant HOV lane access eligibility.  

In addition to the new AVAS system, the 2020 Clarity Fuel Cell includes improvements to its cold-weather starting capabilities, black-painted and heated side mirrors, and a new Crimson Pearl paint, which replaces Bordeaux Red. Inside Clarity Fuel Cell’s sophisticated and roomy interior, Platinum White models will now come standard with a brown-hued interior. Clarity Fuel Cell comes in one very well equipped trim, which includes plenty of space for five adults, and advanced technology such as the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.

With a 360-mile EPA driving range rating, Clarity Fuel Cell has one of the longest ranges of any zero-emission light-duty vehicle in America, including fuel cell and battery electric vehicles. In addition, the Clarity Fuel Cell received a 68 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) EPA combined fuel economy rating1, the highest rating for any light-duty fuel cell vehicle sold in America, and can be refueled in approximately three to five minutes using 70 MPa refueling stations.

The 2020 Clarity Fuel Cell is available for retail lease through a network of 12 approved Honda dealerships in select California markets, including six dealerships in Southern California (Los Angeles and Orange County areas), five in the San Francisco Bay Area, and one in the Sacramento area. The Clarity Fuel Cell leases for $379 per month for 36 months with $2,878 due at signing1, California customers may be eligible for a $4,500 rebate2. The lease terms include an attractive mileage allowance of 20,000 miles per year, up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, up to 21 days of access to a luxury vehicle from Avis while in California, 24/7 roadside assistance, and eligibility for California’s Clean Air Vehicle Stickers to allow single-occupant HOV lane access3.

Honda has invested more than $14 million in California’s hydrogen refueling network. With more than 40 retail hydrogen stations across the state, it’s now more convenient than ever before to quickly refuel the Clarity Fuel Cell. Honda intends for electrified vehicles to comprise two-thirds of its global automobile sales by 2030. In North America, the Honda Electrification Initiative will see Honda's electrified powertrain technologies applied to an expanding portfolio of cars and light trucks in the years ahead. Honda's electrified vehicle lineup today includes the Clarity series, along with the Accord Hybrid, Insight, and the all-new CR-V Hybrid going on sale early next year.

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Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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1. Total due at lease signing is $2,878 plus tax and registration, and includes first month's payment and capitalized cost reduction of $2,499. Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, registration, and license and dealer fees. For well qualified lessees. Subject to availability to California residents on approved credit through Honda Financial Services. Closed end lease for 2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell for well qualified lessees. Not all applicants will qualify. No purchase option at lease end. Total monthly payments $13,644. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear, and 20 cents per mile over 20,000 miles per year. Offer ends March 31, 2020 or until supplies last. Please see your authorized Honda Clarity dealer for complete details. Accessories sold separately.

2. Customers may qualify for the California State rebate of $4,500 and/or the California Clean Air Stickers.;

3. Lease includes Roadside Assistance, up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, and up to 21 days Avis Group H luxury rental car (rental must initiate and end California).