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Old 01-30-2009, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Honda may have beat Toyota to the hybrid game, but Toyota has certainly been beating Honda AT it. It is for that reason that Honda has created a stand-alone hybrid model, the Insight.

Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show without fanfare - or even without a press conference, two different Insight models sat in the Honda booth.

Marketed as a Hybrid Compact Car (the Prius is technically large enough inside to no longer be considered a compact car) the Insight is a five passenger five door vehicle powered by a 1.3-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC motor, an electric engine and a battery pack. Honda calls this system IMA for Integrated Motor Assist and it produces a combined 98hp at 5800 rpm and 123 ft-lbs of torque at 1000 rpm.

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