Honda Unveils Insight Production Model
As you can see in the photo attached to the article, Honda Insight sports a Prius-like rear end with the same front showcased by the concept model. But even so, the new Insight is said to include the most advanced hybrid technology ever developed by the Japanese carmaker, providing advanced battery autonomy with moderate engine performance.
Feature highlights include 1.4-liter i-VTEC petrol engine, the same used on Jazz, but obviously concentrated on fuel economy and environmentally-friendly features. The Insight is capable of running at up to 31 mph in full electric mode, with a fuel consumption of 65 mpg and emissions of 100 g/km, according to figures provided by Car Magazine Online.
The concept looked fantastic. The production model looks sad and tired. I was interested and signed up for the list - now I am just going to stick with what I have. - Brad M
The concept car really looked exciting. The production model has lost all the excitement. It will still sell well, but Honda will miss a lot of folks that are looking for a mixture of excitement and fuel economy, of which I am one. - Carl C
The concept car looks far more exciting than the production model, which appears to be a Prius redue. HONDA: take a leap of faith and produce a car incorporating the style of the concept version and you will sell millions upon millions! - Mac P