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A 70-MPG Rabbit? Top Gear Thinks So
A 70-MPG Rabbit? Top Gear Thinks So

Top Gear America has decided that hybrids are boring.  Boring.  I know, it's hard to believe but not everyone gets excited by watching their dash readout telling them that they saved an extra tablespoon of gas on this trip to the video store, but apparently at Top Gear they don't.  They like...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Honda Insight Generates Swift Demand In Japan

Honda's timing for the re-introduction of its Insight nameplate couldn't come at a better time for the Japanese and American auto markets; both are experiencing historic lows and hemorrhaging profit. We reported that the Insight will sell in Japan at just under 2 million yen, a bit of a magic...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Honda Insight On Sale In Japan: Cheapest Hybrid On The Market

Hoping to spur a sales turnaround, Honda today introduced its new 2010 Insight gas/electric hybrid, resuscitating the nameplate Honda originally launched in 2000 in three-door hatchback form. The new Insight grows in size to a five-door hatchback format, is similar in size and layout to the Toyota...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Toyota To Sell Old Prius Alongside 2010 Model In Japan

When the new, third-gen 2010 Toyota Prius goes on sale this summer, it will be offered alongside the current-gen Prius in Japan according to the business newspaper Nikkei. The point: create a reason for hybrid buyers to stay in the Toyota fold despite the arrival of the reportedly lower-priced 2010...Read More»

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
2009 Detroit Auto Show Coverage

The 2009 Detroit auto show is in the history books--at least for the media--and true to promise, it was a far more sober affair. The financial crisis has been averted for now at GM and Chrysler, but all the side trappings--fashion shows, lavish dinners and whiz-bang product introductions--were ...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
First Drive: 2010 Honda Insight

Hypermiling champ Wayne Gerdes (of www.CleanMPG.com) took the new 2010 Honda Insight out on a 16-mile driving loop and checked in after a first run with more than 70 mpg on the trip computer.To those who don't know hypermiling, it's a set of driving practices that, if followed, will almost...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
2009 Honda Insight to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

We'd had it pegged as a 2010, but we just learned that Honda's new four-door Insight Hybrid hatchback sedan, which is reportedly poised to be the most affordable hybrid when it goes on sale next spring, will be tagged an '09 and debut at Detroit's North American International Auto Show. The vehicle...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
2010 Honda Insight Will Grade Your Eco Driving--With Leaves

The 2010 Honda Insight showed up at the Paris auto show as a concept, and at the Los Angeles show today it prepared for production early next spring (we'll be driving it soon, so stay tuned). As Honda unveiled the Insight alongside the Vector-ish new FC Sport concept, it also unveiled an Insight...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
2010 Honda Insight Becomes Clearer at Paris Show

The new Honda Insight has broken cover at the Paris auto show. The new hybrid vehicle revives the Insight nameplate formerly applied to the two-seat hybrid vehicle that inaugurated the gas-electric class in the United States in the late 1990s. It also bears a distinct resemblance to that other...Read More»

2006 Honda Insight CVT with A/C Door Controls
What Do the Japanese Know That We Don't About Hybrids?

What do the Japanese know about hybrid-electric vehicles that Americans don't? Or is it the other way around? HEVs had a several-year head start in the Japanese market, and there are more versions on sale there. Yet sales there are all but nonexistent. Even adjusted for the comparative size of the...Read More»

2002 Honda Insight
2002 New York Show, Part III

sponsored by Toyota 2002 New York Show, Part I (3/26/2002)2002 New York Show, Part II (3/27/2002) INFINITI DEBUTS G35 COUPE, M45Twin New York debuts from Nissan’s upscale Infiniti division will add a new sedan and coupe to the luxury marque. The M45 recalls one of the first Infinitis, the M30 —...Read More»

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