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Honda refreshes Insight for 2011

Honda has improved its Insight hybrid with better trim levels and adjusted suspension to improve ride comfort. Honda Insight 2011

A new, top-of-the-range, EX model, featuring black leather upholstery and DVD Sat Nav and hands-free telephone, is another addition to the five-door hybrid line-up.

 

A number of chassis changes have been introduced, including: adjusting the recoil rate of the springs, changing the rear camber angles, altering the V-shape rear suspension brace and adjusting mounts. Honda says the amendments will deliver improved ride, handling and stability.

As well as these upgrades to suspension, Honda has added rear parking sensors to ES-model Insights and above, and updated the trim to smarten the interior.

Dashboard and seat colours have also been changed to give a more uniform finish, and some plastics were improved. Chrome rings now surround air vents, and the doors have been given a silver garnish feature.

The changes made to the Insight were in direct response to the comments received from early customers and the media. The initial focus was on suspension, to which improvements have been made to address negative feedback on ride and comfort levels.

Prices start at £16,325 for the SE model, but Honda’s has an “affordable driving” retail offer putting the entry price fown to £14,995 for customers that buy before the end of December.

There are also two new paint options for Insight customers, with the introduction of Dynamic Blue Pearl and Carnelian Red Pearl.

The EX model with leather upholstery starts at £20,215.



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