Monday, February 9, 2009

2010 Honda Insight Hybrid Review

Hybrids should start coming fast and furious over the next couple years. Honda leads the way of course with their line of green cars. Destroying all their competitors.

Now they are introducing the Insight in 2010. This new hybrid made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Because of the state of the industry, Honda had decided to skip the hoopla and glamor and just put the new 2010 Honda Insight in the center of its display area. During the show, the Detroit Three bragged about coming up with new hybrids and electric vehicles in the future. But that means there are still two to three years to go.

While dreaming on your area rugs of your next car, the hybrid market should probably only contain visions of Hondas.

The 2010 Honda Insight is a completely new vehicle and has nothing to do with the original model, that was the first production vehicle with Honda’s IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) system. Even though mileage was exceeding 60 mpg, the radically styled first Honda Insight was mainly impractical because of its two-seat coupe configuration. Total global sales amounted to only 18,000 cars and Honda discontinued building it by the end of 2006. Of the new Insight, Honda expects to sell high quantities with annual global sales of 200,000 per year, and approximately 100,000 in North America. Full review

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