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The Insight's rear suspension uses trailing arms. These are connected midway along their length by a curved, H-section steel torsion beam that twists to allow a controlled level of independent suspension movement.
This arrangement works with very short springs and dampers which allow for a very low rear floor, while the suspension system still sits entirely below the floor. Coil springs are used, and the system's telescopic shock absorbers are mounted at a separate location, which also contributes to the Insight's flat cargo floor.
Other rear suspension features include: