Honda Revives Insight Hybrid

Posted on Jul 14, 2009 by

has announced the
return of its ‘Insight’ hybrid nameplate. The second largest
automotive manufacturer in Japan, Honda tags the new Insight as its
all-new affordable hybrid family car. First launched in 1999 as a
hybrid coupe, the Insight has been associated with eco-friendly and
green motoring.

The new Insight will not
be a coupe with quirky styling, instead it will follow the design
trends of Honda’s recently launched hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity. The
production version is expected to go on sale in 2009 with Honda
insisting that the Insight will be priced significantly lower than
any other hybrid car on the market.

The Insight will be based
on a completely new platform and will be smaller in size than the
Honda Civic Hybrid. The control unit and battery for the IMA system
are mounted beneath the boot space to give the Insight both a low
centre of gravity and the practicality of a conventionally powered
hatchback.

Honda is aiming to sell
200,000 Insights a year, globally. In addition to this, Honda has
revealed plans to launch a sporty hybrid based on the CR-Z concept, a
Jazz Hybrid and a new Civic Hybrid. Honda will showcase the new
Insight at the Paris Motor Show in October this year.

 

 

 

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Honda is aiming to sell
200,000 Insights a year, globally. In addition to this, Honda has
revealed plans to launch a sporty hybrid based on the CR-Z concept, a
Jazz Hybrid and a new Civic Hybrid. Honda will showcase the new
Insight at the Paris Motor Show in October this year.

 

 

 

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