- Aerodynamic Design
- Futuristic Styling
- Distinctive LED Brakelights
- Impressive Audio System
- 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seat
- Sophisticated Multi-Info Display
- Eco Assist Can Boost Fuel Efficiency
- Honda Integrated Motor Assist System
- 1.3-Liter i-VTEC Engine
The 2012 Insight shares a family resemblance with the sleek and sophisticated FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle. The front of the car is strong and lean with eye-catching projector-beam headlights. The taller rear helps this 5-door hybrid slip easily through the air, and unique LED brake lights complete the look.
The Insight was
designed with a low center of gravity and a 5-passenger cabin. Five-door
access helps meet the needs of an active lifestyle. The use of smaller
internal components allows for more cabin and cargo space, making the
Insight family-friendly and versatile. And the Insight was designed and
built from the ground up to be what it is: a hybrid.
Q. What's the crucial ingredient in a hybrid car that has nothing to do with mpg?
Half the fun of driving on less gas is listening to full sound in the all-new Insight. Standard on the LX is an AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers, including an MP3/auxiliary input jack. A built-in Radio Data System (RDS) gives you additional information about your music. EX models add a pair of tweeters and Honda's USB Audio Interface.
Choose the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition and also enjoy the factory-installed Bluetooth HandsFreeLink communication tool.
Toss it in
The Insight was designed with versatility in mind. It seats five, and has five doors to match. The 60/40 split rear fold-down seatback offers maximum flexibility for people to poles to pets?and everything in between.
411 Before You
You don't have
to look far for the information you need while driving. As part of its
two-tier instrument panel, the Insight features a sophisticated Multi-Information Display (MID) that provides data on fuel consumption, temperature and other essentials. The MID is used as part of the Eco Assist™ system for enhanced efficiency.
The centerpiece of the Honda Insight is the latest Integrated Motor Assist IMA®
system. This next-generation hybrid system benefits from everything we
have learned as the first automaker to bring a hybrid to the market in
the U.S., the original Insight. Compared to the system
in the Civic Hybrid, the battery pack was improved, resulting in cost
savings and reduced weight. Its location also allows for greater cabin
space. The Insight features a highly efficient, 1.3-liter, 8-valve,
i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine and DC-brushless electric motor, and it's
equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The unique Eco Assist™ system enables increased efficiency for improved performance through two elements, an ECON button
that controls certain functions of the car, and a feedback system that
lets you monitor your driving performance. Eco Scoring at the conclusion
of the drive provides drivers with even more of an incentive to drive
Information and photos provided by honda.com.