Honda Automobiles: 2011 Honda Insight Lineup Gains Standard Features and a New Entry Model

Posted on 30. Nov, 2010 by in Honda Canada

Going on sale today, a 2011 Honda Insight hybrid gains new customary facilities and a serve of a value-oriented entrance indication that offers extended value, disdainful calm and a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting during $18,200, and a end and doing charge1 of $750.

The operation of Insight models for 2011 now starts with a new value-oriented bottom model, simply designated as “Insight.” As before, a well-equipped “Insight LX” continues to be available, nonetheless with additional features, along with a top-of-the-line “Insight EX,” that continues to be accessible with a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. All Insight models are versed with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) for 2011, that was formerly disdainful to a Insight EX.

The new Insight bottom indication includes remote entrance and has disdainful calm compared to a other models consisting of singular seating fabric and a simple audio complement with CD actor and dual speakers. The Insight LX gains facilities for 2011, adding journey control, a USB audio interface, core armrest storage console and building mats. The Insight EX adds to a LX facilities with steering wheel-mounted audio controls (previously disdainful to a Insight EX when versed with navigation).

The admirably styled, five-passenger, five-door dedicated hybrid car is powered by an Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) complement comprised of a 1.3-liter i VTEC gasoline engine and a 10-kilowatt electric engine that together minister to an EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 40/43/41 miles per gallon2. The Insight facilities a Ecological Drive Assist System (Eco Assist), an creation that can raise fit car operation while providing feedback associated to particular pushing styles.

A neat extraneous facilities a rarely aerodynamic side form with a front-end pattern identical to a hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity, a marquee environmental car for Honda. The interior offers a ample newcomer sourroundings with a configurable back seating and load area extended by 60/40 separate fold-down seats.

Major facilities customary to a Insight embody front, front-side and side-curtain airbags; VSA; an anti-lock braking system; a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT); Eco Assist; involuntary meridian control; tilt-and-telescope steering column; primer driver’s chair tallness adjustment; appetite windows; an AM/FM audio complement with CD actor and dual speakers; an auxiliary audio submit for outmost digital song players; and most more.

The Insight LX adds or replaces to a Insight with journey control (new to LX), a four-speaker audio system, USB audio interface (new to LX), armrest console (new to LX), building mats (new to LX) and a confidence system.

The Insight EX adds or replaces to a Insight LX facilities with amalgamate wheels; steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters; an audio complement with 6 speakers; exhilarated side mirrors with integrated spin signals; and most more. Exclusively accessible on a Insight EX, a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System3 (6.5-inch screen) with voice approval provides routing and superintendence to particular addresses and some-more than 7 million points of seductiveness within a continental United States. Models versed with a navigation complement also embody Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for hands-free operation of concordant mobile telephones, along with associated steering wheel-mounted controls for voice activation of a navigation and hands-free write systems.

A 1.3-liter, 4-cylinder engine with Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC) and a DC brushless electric engine forms a substructure of a IMA hybrid system. The electric motor, positioned in-line between a engine and a transmission, adds appetite during acceleration and in certain cruising situations, and recaptures appetite from a vehicle’s brazen movement during braking (regenerative braking).

The Insight’s IMA complement has a capability to work exclusively on electric appetite in certain low- to mid-speed cruising conditions. It can also yield cylinder deactivation during deceleration and an idle-stop underline when a car is stationary. With a 10.6-gallon fuel tank, a Insight delivers an estimated limit pushing operation surpassing 400 miles. Models for sale in California and states that have adopted a California Air Resources Board (CARB) ZEV standards accept an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) emissions rating.

The Insight uses Eco Assist to assistance drivers urge fuel efficiency, both by altering car functionality and providing motorist feedback, with fuel-economy contingent on their given set of pushing conditions. Pressing a ECON symbol can serve raise a potency of mixed car systems: stifle control, CVT operation, idle-stop duration, atmosphere conditioning and cruise-control operation (if equipped). Eco Assist also provides feedback about pushing character around a 3D-appearing credentials within a speedometer. The credentials changes colors from immature to blue to simulate how well or inefficiently a motorist is accelerating or braking (green = efficient). The driver’s formula are invariably tracked as fuel potency ratings are shown per expostulate cycle and on a lifetime basement in a form of plant-leaf graphics that seem in a Multi-Information Display (MID). Up to 5 leaves can be ‘earned’ as a motorist demonstrates a fuel-efficient pushing style. A real-time measure is shown in a Eco Guide MID screen.

Standard reserve facilities on all Insights embody dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; front-side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); side-curtain airbag system; anti-lock brakes with electronic stop placement (EBD); driver’s and front-passenger’s active conduct restraints; and a front physique designed to lessen walking injuries. All new Insights also underline Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique structure, that provides softened passenger insurance and pile-up harmony between vehicles of opposite sizes and float heights in frontal crashes.

Honda is a personality in building cleaner, some-more fuel-efficient car technologies, including a strange Honda Insight, introduced as America’s initial mass-produced hybrid car in Dec 1999. Honda is also a personality in a growth of modernized alternatives to gasoline, including a zero-emission, hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity fuel-cell electric car, a world’s most-advanced prolongation fuel dungeon automobile.

Honda’s different lineup of environmental vehicles also includes a Civic GX dense healthy gas-powered (CNG) sedan, a usually sell CNG car now accessible from any automaker in a U.S., and 3 graphic gasoline-electric hybrid models: Civic Hybrid, CR-Z competition hybrid and Insight hybrid.

Honda was recently named America’s “Greenest Automaker” for a fifth uninterrupted time by a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The endowment is warranted by a association with a lowest total measure of a smog-forming and hothouse gas emissions (primarily CO2) in a U.S. car fleet. Honda has led a UCS rankings of altogether car environmental opening given a initial UCS investigate in 2000, imprinting a decade of Honda care in reduced car emissions. Honda warranted a approval this year with an industry-best measure formed on indication year 2008 data, a latest accessible for analysis.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks a 2011 Honda Insight as a third-best car in a United States for fuel economy, tied with a Civic Hybrid, among all now accessible 2011 indication year vehicles evaluated by a agency.

For some-more information and downloadable high-resolution images of a Insight and other Honda vehicles, greatfully revisit www.hondanews.com. Consumer information is accessible during www.honda.com.


1 MSRP incompatible tax, license, registration, $750 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.
2 Based on 2011 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison functions only. Do not review to models before 2008. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.
3 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System is accessible on Insight EX models in a United States, solely Alaska. See your Honda play for details.

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