New Vehicle Extrication: Honda Insight Hybrid

08/10/2009
Article and photos by Jason EmeryIn 1999, the 2000 Honda Insight became the first hybrid available to the general consumer in the United States and set the stage for the additional hybrids available today. This two-seat, futuristic-looking model was discontinued in 2006. The redesigned Insight was released in April 2009 and has a completely new look. Because of its aerodynamic design, the look of the vehicle is very similar to the Toyota Prius (photo 1).Vehicle IdentificationSince the Insight was designed completely as a hybrid platform, its model name is a direct indicator that it is a hybrid. This alleviates the identification issue associated with the majority of hybrid models, which b...

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