Ever since Honda started selling the Insight, the first hybrid car in North America, in the final few months of the 20th century
That initial strange-looking, only those Insight was a champion in terms of fuel efficiency, but it provided minimal space for possessions and only one extra seat.
requiring the majority of prospective purchasers to wait a long 7 days for the more useful Toyota Prius.
The apparent demand of hybrid customers for a vehicle that stood out and had a distinct look was not satisfied by the 2003 Civic hybrid.
The 2005 Honda Fit hybrid can be said to have experienced the same thing, though its V-6-powered sedan didn't see as significant an increase in fuel saving as the Civic.
Insight has undergone a thorough makeover and is now a low-drag, five-door wedge, much like the Prius.
Clearly, many people were unaware of the test, or perhaps they appreciate the Toyota's higher fuel efficiency and significantly larger back seat.
In actuality, Toyota sold more Priuses than all Honda hybrids put together through 2009.In actuality, Toyota sold more Priuses than all Honda hybrids put together through 2009.
The Z, however, is more like a two-seat Insight, making it the ironically much-desired spirit successor to the first Insight.
The same components that make up the Foresight and the Fit, which won the 10Best award, serve as the foundation for the CR-Z.
However, the new Z shares several CRX parallels. Both are 2, three-door hatchbacks that are (or were) 2 in other markets.
The iconic Honda Integrated Motor Assist electric motor is the hybrid's heart (IMA)The iconic Honda Integrated Motor Assist electric motor is the hybrid's heart (IMA)
between the transmission and a 1.3-liter, 16-valve SOHC, 113-hp, four-cylinder engine (the contemporary Insights and Civic hybrids have a 1.5-liter).