Honda Insight Exclusive: an Insight with a CR-Z engine (1.5l IMA)

08/10/2011
On the Japanese site of Honda Automobile we can discover what appears to be a preview... Dubbed "Exclusive" this version of Honda’s hybrid sedan, is more than a specific color, wheels and interior trim, it is fitted with the 1.5l hybrid engine instead of the usual 1.3l.

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Few information is available for the moment on this engine but it should be the engine used in the CR-Z, a 1.5l i-VTEC developing 124hp and 174Nm.

That should allow the Insight to better compete with the Prius in terms of performance.

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Here is a comparison of the two models where we can see that even with 150kg less the Insight’s lack of power triggers a correction of almost 2 seconds on the 0 to 100kph.
A high-end version that is welcome, especially as Honda’s hybrid sedan has some margin in terms of price ... €21.250 against €26.500 for the Prius.

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