Honda Insight hybrid
The aerodynamically styled, five-passenger, five-door dedicated hybrid vehicle receives extensive changes inside and out for 2012. Exterior changes include a more distinctive grille design that introduces a thin, blue accent bar representative of the Insight's high-tech hybrid identity. Restyled front and rear bumpers, along with changes under the vehicle, contribute to a 2-percent increase in aerodynamic performance. New designs for the headlight and brake light internal reflectors further complete the refreshed look. Insight and Insight LX models have new 15-inch wheel covers and the Insight EX has newly styled 15-inch alloy wheels. Slightly wider 185/60R15 tires, up from 175/65R15 tires on the prior model, contribute to confident driving performance.
The Insight's interior refinements for 2012 include a reconfigured rear seat area for better leg and head room; a redesigned gauge cluster background with a more technically sophisticated appearance; reshaped center-console beverage holders that accommodate larger drinks; and a more supportive front armrest (Insight LX and EX). In the USA, the base configuration costs $18,500 and the top configuration costs $23,690. In Germany, the base configuration costs 20.490 €.
Vehicle stability assist with traction control, tire pressure monitoring system, automatic climate control, LED brake lights.
Cruise control, navigation system, rearview camera, 15'' alloy wheels.
|Overall length||4.37 m|
|1.3 litre gasoline engine + electric motor||98 hp|
|Battery type||Nickel-Metal hydride|
|0 - 100 km/h||11 s|
|Combined fuel consumption||42 mpg|
|Fuel tank capacity||10.6 gal|
|Drag coefficient||0.25 Cd|