The Honda Insight is the most popular hybrid electric vehicle ever produced. The 2015 Honda Insight is the latest of this model. The 2015 Insight has many exterior design improvements. These include a five door hatchback design as well as a more aggressive looking front bumper and grille. Its headlights and back lights have received an upgrade and now make use of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) technology. The lower part of the front bumper has new fog lights. In addition to these, the new 2015 Honda Insight Hybrid has a wider variety of body color options to choose from. Below are the features of this 2015 Honda Insight Hybrid.
Performance and fuel Consumption
The engine of the 2015 Insight has been improved with new technology. The model makes use of a 1.3 i-VTEC engine that has 4 cylinders. The gas engine churns out 98 horsepower that are boosted by the electric motor to produce speed and power for the car. The Honda will comfortably handle 41 miles per gallon of fuel in the city. The car has a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to manage its engine power.
Engine and Battery
The Honda Insight Hybrid makes use of an inline 4 cylinder engine. This engine has an eco-assist system as well as a drive by wire throttle mechanism. The car has a Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery that stores the electricity used to run the car.
The car can comfortably seat five people in its cabin. The cabin and its seats are upholstered in leather. The seats in the rear can be folded up in a 60/40 pattern. This can be done to make more room for luggage space. The dashboard sports a USB port for flash-disks, an iPod port and other audio enhancements. The car has a three spoke steering wheel that has a sporty design. Moreover, controls are placed in the wheel itself. The controls for blue-tooth and hands free calling are on the steering wheel. This makes it easy for the driver to access them while driving. The speedometer and odometer are illuminated and the dials give the driver engine and performance information. The dashboard also has a telephone and an ECO button. This button helps the car to run in maximum fuel efficiency. The navigation system in the car has support for satellite information and guidance.
2015 Honda Insight Hybrid Price and Release Date
The 2015 Honda Insight Hybrid will be available in three trims. These include the main or base trim, the LX and the EX trims. Each of these trims will have a different price. The approximate price for the main or base trim will be $19, 000. This model is still under development and its release date will be given later this year.