The new Honda Insight was launched onto the Japanese market less than two weeks ago and the Insight Concept will be on show at the Melbourne Motor Show from next Friday. The car is already a big hit in Japan and since its launch 10 days ago Honda sold 10,000 units and their initial target was just 5,000 units monthly. The new fuel efficient car from Honda will be launched in the US and European markets this year and in 2010 they will launch it in Australia too.
The new Insight was designed to set a new standard for compact cars in this new era and it will combine outstanding environmental performance with fun, responsive driving and efficient fuel usage. The Insight hybrid has a 1.3L i VTEC engine and the special Integrated Motor Assist designed by Honda. The car has an aerodynamic body with a really low drag coefficient and it features the Ecological Drive Assist System to improve fuel efficient driving.
The interior of this new hybrid is really futuristic and features a two tiered instrument panel divided vertically which allows the driver to access important information at a glance. Honda combined contrasting colors, textures and materials to further emphasis this modern hybrid look.