By Prius Engagement: Honda Reveals New Insight
Like shooting fish in a barrel this one. I mean, what insight does the Insight show, other than “Build me a Prius knock-off, quick!” Still, Honda bloody well went and did it (unlike every other automakers we could name). So what else did we learn? Not a lot really. Honda’s still using their Integrated Motor Assist™ (IMA™) hybrid technology, which yields its mpg benefits by downsizing the internal combustion engine. Honda’s still planning on under-cutting the Prius’ price to knock-out 200k units (100k in the U.S.). We can also guess that the production car may not be nearly so blingy in the lighting department. And we can hope that its gaping maw is not strictly necessary for cooling or some such thing. As for the all-important mpgs… nothing yet.
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