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Old 19th May 2006, 08:56   #1
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Default Honda kills the Insight

Honda has decided to pull the plug on it's 2 seater Insight Hybrid this year. Honda sold about 320 units of the car in the first four months compared to 30,357 units of the Toyota Prius. BUT, Honda will develop a new hybrid car smaller in size and price then the Civic hybrid. That car comes in 2009.

BUT the biggest good news is that Honda is also developing a all new clean V6 diesel engine . Now that gonna be worth waiting for. I will take the Accord with the V6 diesel or better still a Acura TL V6 TDi.

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Old 19th May 2006, 14:09   #2
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Yea, Insight would have started looking pointless alongside the Civic hybrid and the Prius.

Yea, the diesel does sound very intersting. More info?
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Old 19th May 2006, 14:16   #3
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What will happen to the fate of 320 who bought it? They will run out of spares...

The V6 diesel engine seems to be cool...
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@ksethuram i think the 320 figure that he mentioned was the sales figure for the first four months compared to the prius.

mabey they will make a hybrid version of the fit that they are planning to launch/launched in NA
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Not sure though, but maybe honda plugged this one cause there's a possible replacement for it called IMAZ.

And yeah the v6 diesel sounds awesome
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