2010 Honda Insight world premiere

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2010 Honda world premiere

January 12, While Honda revealed the Honda Insight Hybrid at the Motor Show in October the Paris car was a ‘show’ version LED headlights and 18 inch wheels were never intended for the production model. Today revealed the full specification of the version. Honda’s plan to half a million hybrid annually by 2012 with the Honda Insight to account for of those.

It was nearly 10 years ago that shook up the automotive world the then-new Honda Insight, the first mass-production hybrid that looked like a CRX and a unique hybrid powertrain.

more than a subtle of Prius in the new Insight’s 5 door but following the poor sales of the Hybrid, which was indistinguishable a regular petrol power Honda have decided to the Toyota example and make a new aerodynamic Insight chassis will only be sold as a

Honda Insight

While the Prius ‘look’ may credibility points down at the supermarket the 2010 Honda is a much milder Hybrid the 2010 Toyota Prius. call their system Motor Assist (IMA), a system consisting of a small gasoline engine, a continuously transmission (CVT) and a thin, electric motor sandwiched the two. Comparing the Honda and hybrid powertrain specifications is

The Honda Gasoline engine is a 1.3 Litre 8 valve VTEC to the 1.8 litre 16 valve VVT-I in the generation Prius. The in-line 4 engine puts out 88 hp (64 Kw) and 88 Ft/lb. The motor in the Insight is an ultra Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous DC (BLDC) unit that out and regenerates only 13 Kw (10 hp) with 68 (92 Nm).

This doesn’t compare with the Prius at 59kw and 295ft/lb (400Nm) which the Insight the tag of ‘mild’ hybrid. technical specification that no keeps the price down but classes the Insight as ‘mild’ is the 100 0.58 Kw/hr battery While it uses the same Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) technology found in the Prius it has than half the capacity as the 500 1.3 Kw/hr Toyota pack.

Honda say the 2010 Insight can be in EV only mode up to 30 mph (48 kph) on a surface but with such a battery it will probably an EV only range of around 2 (3 kms). With a curb of 2723 lb (1235 kg) off the line the does 0-60 mph in 10.9 sec and the mile in 17.9 sec.

No plans for a Plug-In

While the the 18 wheels and LED headlights of the Paris car are replaced by 15 inch wheels low-rolling-resistance tires and more Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights, the does come with of the features you would expect in a These include automatic stop, stepper motor drive-by-wire throttle and electric steering. Of course the most factor for any hybrid is the fuel

The 2010 Honda Insight is at up to 43 mpg in highway driving so with a 10 tank it gives a range of 430 (688 km) between visits to the station. Unlike most of the big names in Hybrids there has no news on when a Honda hybrid will be offered.

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