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  • All-new Honda Insight Starts Under $20,000

    Posted on March 10th, 2009 jwoodman

    Most Affordable New Hybrid Available in the U.S.

    10_honda_insightLooking for a five-passenger dedicated hybrid for under $20k? Check out the all-new 2010 Honda Insight, which goes on-sale March 24. At $19,800 for the Insight LX, you get 1.3-liter i-VTEC® gasoline engine and a 10-kilowatt electric motor that together contribute to an EPA-estimated city/highway fuel economy rating of 40/43 miles per gallon.

    “The all-new Honda Insight brings the cost of entry for hybrid technology within closer reach of an entirely new car-shopping audience,” said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda. “In addition to making good environmental sense, hybrid technology is now entering a new era where it can also make financial sense for a broader range of customers.”

    10_honda_insight_interiorA sleek exterior blends design elements from the original 2000 Insight’s highly aerodynamic side profile with a front-end design similar to the hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity, a marquee environmental product for Honda. The interior offers a roomy passenger environment with a configurable rear seating and cargo area that benefits from 60/40 split fold-down seats.

    Major features standard to the Insight LX include front, front-side and side-curtain airbags; an anti-lock braking system; a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT); Eco Assist; automatic climate control; tilt and telescope steering column; manual driver’s seat height adjustment; power windows; a four-speaker AM/FM audio system with CD player and auxiliary audio input for external digital music players; and much more.

    A more premium version is also available: The Insight EX, with a MSRP of $21,300. For complete details, visit the official site.

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