After having launched the slightly refined 2012MY Insight Hybrid at the current 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, now Honda is heading to unveil the new Insight in US. In the unveiling, the Insight brings more improved fuel economy.
With a little make over both inside and outside, the 2012 Insight is ready to be ordered from now on. Some special features equipped in a particular version, while an improved fuel economy by 1 mpg will be produced by all versions in its range.
It employs a freshly designed front grille along with a new, blue accent bar completed with restyled front and rear bumpers, tweaked headlight and brake light graphics. Due to its body changes, the vehicle presents improved aerodynamic performance by 2 per cent. Completing the changes is new wheel covers and freshly designed alloy wheel.
We can find some alterations inside the car as well, including more leg room and head room space as the result of rearranging the rear seat bench, modified gauge cluster background, upgraded center console beverage holders, supportive front armrest (LX and EX models) and revised seat materials.
The LX model is also available with upgraded features such as the map lights and steering wheel audio controls. While the EX benefits from Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, automatic headlights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
The vehicle also makes use of more neatly mounted rear- wiper motor housing and a little rear spoiler and wider noise- insulation materials.
A 1.3 liter i- VTEC gasoline engine in conjuction with a 10 kW electric motor empowers the Insight, producing combined power of 98 hp and 123 lb= ft or torque. since the vehicle’s aerodynamic is improved, the fuel economy also automatically improved by 1 mpg to 41 mpg city, 44 mpg highway and 41 mpg combined cycle.
Including the destination fee, Honda sets the price of 2012 Insight start from US$19,120.
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