Honda Motor Co. will begin selling the all-new Insight hybrid (earlier post) in Japan on Friday, 6 February, starting at ¥1,890,000 (~US$21,100). The Insight features a newly developed hybrid system including a 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine and Honda’s fifth-generation Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) technology.
To further support fuel-efficient driving, the Insight features the Ecological Drive Assist System (Eco Assist) as standard equipment on all models.
The 2010 Honda Insight hybrid car made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.
In Japan, the Insight hybrid is rated as delivering 26 km/L (61 mpg US, 3.8 L/100km) in JC08 mode and 30 km/L (70.6 mpg US, 3.3 L/100km) in 10•15 mode. In the US, the Insight offers an estimated EPA combined fuel-economy rating of 41 mpg US (17.4 km/L, 5.7 L/100km).
The Insight goes on sale in the US in April 2009.