The Honda Insight is an affordable hybrid and is possibly one of the lowest priced and best value green cars on the market today.
With CO2 emissions of 101g/km, the Insight is also economical, boasting 64.2mpg. Standard features on the Honda Insight SE include 15 inch alloy wheels, climate control air conditioning, electric folding door mirrors, electric windows and steering wheel audio controls.
The Honda Insight ES model has all of the standard features found in the SE plus other innovative features including auto lights and wipers. It also comes with 16 inch alloy wheels, cruise control, front fog lights and heated front seats. It also has a leather steering wheel and gear knob, privacy glass and a USB port for MP3 players to add to your comfort.
Most people when they think about hybrid vehicles think they are too expensive to own. Now with the affordable price of the Honda Insight the hybrid technology will be available to more people. These hybrid cars can also save money on running expenses. Besides the fuel efficiency of the Insight you will be able to get reduced road tax, company car tax and congestion charge exemptions.
This passenger hatchback has a combination of a valve manipulating petrol engine with an electric motor. The Honda Insight uses a 1.3 litre i-VTEC engine which runs in parallel with a slimline motor that is sandwiched between the engine and transmission.
To some the Honda Insight looks similar to the Toyota Prius. However, if you look closely you will see it has a more sculpted and aggressive front-end. It also has a coupe-like rear window that drops at a sharp angle behind a rear spoiler/light bar to provide an extended vertical glass panel. This gives the car a crisp and clean exterior design.
You start this innovative hybrid with a key just like any other vehicle and its two drive units work so smoothly together there is no evidence of power struggles between them. All-in all the Honda Insight is a medium car solution that was designed with current concerns for fuel economy and environmmental protection in mind.
Besides being priced to be affordable to most people it also has a 3 year standard warranty and there is also an additional 8-year power train cover with a 10-year chassis corrosion warranty.
The Honda Insight is a practical and economical family hatchback with the added benefit of having low emissions. It aims to be able to sustain performance, be economical, environmentally-friendly (in motoring terms) and affordable all in a compact stylish package.
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