All-New Honda Insight Hybrid
We finally know how much the new, redesigned, version 2.0 Honda Insight hybrid will sell for: The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) is $19,800 for the entry-level Insight LX, and the Insight EX with more bells and whistles starts at $21,300. It goes on sale in the US on March 24th, 2009, but it's already available in Japan (and has been outselling the Prius). Read on for more details.
From the Honda press release:
The distinctively styled, five-passenger, five-door dedicated hybrid vehicle is powered by an Integrated Motor Assist™ (IMA™) system comprised of a 1.3-liter i-VTEC® gasoline engine and a 10-kilowatt electric motor that together contribute to an EPA-estimated city/highway fuel economy rating of 40/43 miles per gallon. The Insight features the Ecological Drive Assist System (Eco Assist™), an innovation that can further enhance efficient vehicle operation while providing feedback related to individual driving styles. [...]
The Insight's IMA system has the capability to operate exclusively on electric power in certain low- to mid-speed cruising conditions. It can also provide cylinder deactivation during deceleration and an idle-stop feature when the vehicle is stationary. With a 10.6-gallon fuel tank, the Insight delivers an estimated maximum driving range exceeding 400 miles. Models for sale in California and states that have adopted the California Air Resources Board (CARB) ZEV standards receive an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) emissions rating.
More Information About the Honda Insight Hybrid
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