2012 Honda Insight Gets More MPG and a Facelift

Honda is going to unveil a revised 2012 Honda Insight at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month. The revised Honda Insight will hopefully address some of the problems that have plagued the Insight.

The 2012 Insight will be more fuel efficient thanks to a more aerodynamic exterior, reduced engine friction and modifications to the CVT transmission and air conditioning system. Honda has also revised the suspension to improve the Insight’s ride quality. According to Honda the improvements to the European 2012 Insight will allow it to achieve 57 mpg on the European cycle. Honda hasn’t released the specs for the US-spec 2012 Honda Insight, but if it gets the same revisions, the US-spec Insight could get as high as 46 mpg, up from its current 40/43 mpg rating.


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.