This week, Honda will reveal their 2012 Insight, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in Germany. The Insight, previously coined "A Hybrid for Everyone"1, has undergone a significant redesign for the 2012 model year.
Of course, Honda has worked hard to keep specs under wraps prior to the premier. As is the case for any new car unveiling, the automaker likes to give their critics and enthusiasts a surprise. That said, Piedmont Honda does have a few tasty morsels to share with you to tide you over until we can serve you a full dish of details following the show.
The first improvement made to the 2012 Honda Insight compared to even the highly efficient 2011 model is with regards to fuel economy. Photographs released by Honda to garner interest in the redesigned Insight hybrid prior to its debut demonstrate how the Big H employed a more aerodynamic front bumper and grill to help achieve this feat. Other factors Honda has explicitly said have helped to improve the fuel economy in the new Insight hybrid are reduced engine friction, and modifications to the CVT and AC system.
Exact ratings will likely be announced at the Frankfurt motor show. For now, Piedmont Honda can offer you only an educated guesstimate of what is expected. That is approximately 45 mpg city/51 mpg highway. The 2011 Honda Insight, by comparison, promises 43 mpg highway and 40 mpg city.
Watch for more details surrounding the 2012 Honda Insight, in weeks following the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Piedmont Honda, located at 4011 Clemson Blvd. Anderson, South Carolina is here to keep you current.