That means that the revised Insight will likely crank out anywhere from 45.6 mpg to 51.3 mpg on the U.S. test – provided we get the same updates that Europe is receiving. The 2011 model is good for 40 mpg city and 43 mpg highway. Look for Honda to pull the sheets off of its revised dedicated hybrid on September 13. Hit the jump for the press release.
96 g/km* for the 2012 Honda Insight
The launch of the 2012 Honda Insight at Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2011 in September reaffirms Honda's commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.
The 2012 Insight is now even more environmentally friendly producing just 96 g/km* of CO2. Fuel economy and emissions have been improved by means of enhanced aerodynamics and powertrain efficiency. Reduced engine friction , Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) and better air conditioning, benefiting from a new cold storage system, all contribute to lower fuel consumption.
The Insight also receives a fresh exterior design including a new front grille. The slimmed tail spolier allows for a wider rear glass area, and combining this with a modified tail gate garnish and a reduction in the size of the wiper motor unit results in overall increased rear visibility.
Adjustments have been made to the engine and suspension for an overall improvement to ride comfort and stability. The features within the interior have also been enhanced for a superior quality.
More details will be announced at launch.