2010 Honda Insight, a starting price ad $ 23,900
2010 Honda Insight, the hybrid bargain over hill and dale
2010 Honda Insight - Second opinion
Dealers of the brand well hate to see disembark in their showroom, this little CALLED hybrid Honda Insight. Unlike owners of a hybrid Civic, prospective buyers Insight Hybrid will be more easily identifiable and it was like the owners of a Toyota Prius. So we sauros that these are people who respect the environment and leading by example.
We have just learned that this car will be available very expected of April 22, Earth Day, and offered a starting price fixed at $ 23,900 for the entry-level LX version, while the EX model, more plush will be available from $ 27,500.
Moreover, here is an excerpt of the press release issued by Honda Canada Inc., for this purpose
The all-new 2010 Honda Insight, available from $ 23,900, becoming the most affordable hybrid car in Canada
TORONTO, April 7 / CNW / - The all-new hybrid car Hatchback 2010 Honda Insight will go on sale beginning on Earth Day, April 22, at the retail price suggested by the manufacturer (MSRP) of $ 23,900 for the Insight LX.
This hybrid vehicle mono distinctive style has 5-door 5-passenger is powered by an integrated system support motorisee (IMA (TM)), combining a petrol i-VTEC (R) 1.3-liter engine and an electric 10 kilowatts, which together offer a fuel consumption rating established by Transport Canada of 4.8 L/100 km (city) and 4.5 L/100 km (highway). Insight is distinguished by its system of ecological support (Eco Assist (TM)), an innovation that allows the driver to optimize the energy efficiency of the vehicle by a feed-back on their driving style.
"The Honda Insight is designed to bring hybrid technology within reach of an increasing number of Canadian new car buyers thanks to its many affordable," stated Jerry Chenkin, Executive Vice President of Honda Canada Inc. "In addition to be a logical choice on environmental thanks to its high energy efficiency and low emission, hybrid technology can now prove to be a good choice financially for a larger number of consumers. "
The sleek body style combines items of very aerodynamic profile of the original Insight 2000 has a front body design similar to that of the FCX Clarity Hydrogen, a ecological flagship Honda. The interior offers a roomy passenger environment, a seat back and a configurable storage optimizes seats divided by 60/40 folding horizontally.
Standard features available on the Insight LX include front airbags and side curtain airbags; the anti-lock braking system; the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT); the Eco Assist system (MC); the automatic air conditioning system; Column tilt and telescopic; the speed control; the driver's seat has height adjustable manually; the electric ice; chain watt AM / FM / CD with four speakers; audio auxiliary input for digital music players; and many other amenities.
A superior version of the Insight is also proposed. The Insight EX, with an MSRP of $ 27,500, plus offers the Honda navigation system connects satellite with bilingual voice recognition; assistance to the stability of the vehicle (VSA (R)); the HandsFreeLink (TM) Bluetooth (R) system; the aluminum alloy wheels; the selectors speed driving; sound top quality chain has six speakers; a USB socket audio input; center console with armrest and storage section; Heated exterior mirrors with the turn indicators integrated; and more.
The navigation system of the Insight EX gives the itinerary and directions to any address has and more than 7 million points of interest in North America. The system HandsFreeLink (TM) Bluetooth (R) is used to activate handsfree compatible mobile phones and comes with voice activation controls on the steering wheel for navigation systems and hands-free phone.
The 4-cylinder engine has variable adjustment intelligent distribution and electric brushless motor has CA are the foundations of a hybrid system Integrated Motor Assist (IMA or Integrated Motor Assist (TM)). The electric motor, place the line between petrol engine and transmission, provides additional power during acceleration and in certain driving situations, as well as recover the energy of the momentum of the vehicle during braking.
The system IMA (TM) Insight can operate exclusively to electricity in certain driving conditions at low or medium speed. It can also disable the cylinders during deceleration and stop the engine when the vehicle is stationary.
Insight presents the Eco Assist (TM) technology, which helps drivers to maximize their fuel savings concrete. Eco Assist functionality (TM) is designed to help every driver optimize the energy efficiency of its vehicle based on its driving conditions. Pressing the ECON button mounted on the dashboard, the driver can improve further the efficiency of multiple vehicle systems: throttle, the operation of the CVT transmission, the duration of idling at the stop, cooling and operation of cruise control.
The Eco Assist system (MC) also gives the driver feedback on driving style on a three-dimensional look-back integrated plan has the speedometer. The color of the back-end changes from blue to green to indicate the level of effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the acceleration or braking. The system keeps in memory the results obtained by the driver and displays fuel economy ratings by driving cycle and over the entire service life of the vehicle, in the form of "tree leaves" that appear on screen multifunction . The driver can accumulate up to five "leaves" using a fuel-efficient driving style. A note in real time is displayed in the multifunction screen of the system.
Among the series of safety features available in all Insights include: front airbags two stages and two thresholds; front lateral airbags a detection system of the position of the occupant (OPDS) the right front seat; the system of lateral curtain airbags; antilock brakes with electronic power distribution (EBD); the system of active head restraints for front seats; Finally, the front body designed to mitigate injury in the event of impact with a pedestrian. Insight is also equipped structure Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE (TM)) Honda, which offers improved compatibility in frontal impact between vehicles of different sizes and plates.
Honda Canada, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary in Canada manufactures the Honda Civic sedan models and cut as well as the Acura CSX and MDX at its two plants in Alliston, Ontario, in addition to producing 4-cylinder engines with low consumption in its new engine plant adjacent to its manufacturing facilities.
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