Following America, Honda is also offering the upgraded version of the Insight Hybrid for the British market as well. The new model comes with tweaked suspension and more standard equipments. The car is available now at £14,995 until the end of December, making it the least expensive hybrid on the market.
Other new things with the 2011 Honda Insight include two new colors of Dynamic Blue Pearl and Carnelian Red Pearl, and the addition of the EX trim level featuring black leather upholstery and DVD Sat Nav and hands-free telephone.
As for the technical upgrades, a number of chassis changes have been implemented, including: adjusting the recoil rate of the springs, changing the rear camber angles, altering the V-shape rear suspension brace and adjusting mounts. The amendments promise to deliver improved ride, handling and stability.
So with the uprated suspension which addresses the issues of early models, and a revised interior which is now more luxurious than before with chrome rings air vents surrounds and silver garnish feature on doors, the new Insight hope to gain a bigger share of the hybrid market.
Prices start at £16,325 for the SE model, but with Honda’s current Affordable Driving consumer offer, the hybrid is available at £14,995 OTR until the end of December. The highly-spec’d EX model with leather upholstery starts at £20,215 OTR.