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Honda will introduce a refreshed Insight hybrid at Frankfurt; 96 gCO2/km

8 September 2011

Honda will unveil a cleaner, “higher quality” MY2012 Insight hybrid at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The revised 5-door hatchback will have lower CO2 emissions of 96 g/km (according to Honda data), achieved through enhanced aerodynamics and powertrain efficiency. In Europe, the MY2011 Insight carries a rating of 101 or 105 g/km, depending upon model.

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MY2012 Insight. Click to enlarge.

Reduced engine friction, changes to the CVT transmission and improved air conditioning all contribute to lower fuel consumption.

For 2012, the Insight also receives a refresh of the exterior design, including a new front grille. At the back, visibility is increased through the introduction of a slimmer spoiler and a modified tailgate garnish, and a reduction in the size of the wiper motor.

Adjustments have also been made to the engine and suspension for an overall improvement to ride comfort and stability, and interior quality has been enhanced.

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They still have not fixed the main problem with this car which is the ridiculous back seat. Its almost unusable unless you are less than say 5 feet of height. They could have easily designed this car with a couple of inches more rear seat headroom.

RA...the Prius IV may be a better solution for 4-passenger.

They could do even more by giving up CVT for DSG-like transmission.

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