Some features about the honda new insight

Some features about the Honda new Insight

The Honda Insight is the first hybrid electric car manufactured by the Honda Company and to feature the Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist system. The first Honda Insight models, also known as the first generation Insight cars were manufactured between the years 1999 to 2006 as a three-door hatchback.
The second generation of   Honda Insight was introduced Insight in Japan in February 2009, with releases in other markets. The new Insight went on sale in the U.S. on April 22, 2009. As a five-door hatchback it is the least expensive hybrid available in the US. The Insight is also listed on Honda’s UK website.
The Honda Insight is the cheapest gas-electric hybrid on the market and has ranked as the top-selling vehicle in Japan for April 2009—the first time a hybrid has clinched that spot. The Honda Insight was a subcompact hatchback 3,945 mm (155.3 in) in length with a wheelbase of 2,400 mm (94.5 in) a height of 1,355 mm (53.3 in) and a width of 1,695 mm (66.7 in).
At first the Insight was only available as a two-seater. Only three different trims were available: a manual transmission without air-conditioning, a manual transmission with air-conditioning, and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with air-conditioning. Although produced until 2006, the only major change was the introduction of a trunk mounted, front controlled, and multiple CD changers.
The new Honda Insight has already attracted widespread public attention even though it is a new entry in the car market. The Insight is seen by many as an inexpensive and ecologically friendly car.
It fuel efficiency was achieved by reducing the mass via the extensive use of aluminum and plastic. Honda built the insight with aluminum front brake calipers and rear brake drums; the fuel tank was plastic; the engine mounts were aluminum; and the exhaust was a small, thin wall pipe. The Insight weighed 1,847 lb (838 kg) in manual transmission form or 1,964 lb (891 kg) with CVT and air conditioning. The combination of materials and design gave the Insight body structure 13 percent more bending strength and 38 percent more torsional rigidity than a comparably-sized steel body, despite weighing 40 percent less. Also it’s high pressure; low rolling resistance tires with the use of low viscosity “0w-20? synthetic oil enhance fuel economy.
The original Insight had a conventional manual transmission. Starting with the 2001 model, a CVT variant of the Insight was available; the CVT is similar to that used in the Honda Civic Hybrid and the Honda Logo. A feature shared by the two hybrids (and now appearing in others) is the ability to automatically turn off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop (and restart it upon movement). Since it is more powerful than most starters of conventional cars, the Insight’s electric motor can start the engine nearly instantaneously.
Its Integrated Motor Assist is run by an “Intelligent Power Unit (IPU)”, a desktop computer-sized box. The Intelligent Power Unit, the Power control Unit, the Electronic Control Unit, the vehicle’s batteries, converter and a high-voltage inverter are all located under the cargo floor of the vehicle, behind the seats..
The Insight (2010) is Honda’s latest new small hybrid car. The new Insight is a five-passenger, five-door hatchback that looks (in concept form, at least) like a cross between a Civic and a Toyota Prius. Honda says the Insight will be “the most affordable hybrid vehicle to date.” Honda plans to sell around 200,000 Insights, half of those in North America.

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