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Honda triumphs with hat-trick in the annual MPG Marathon

Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 9.12am

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Honda triumphs with hat-trick in the annual MPG Marathon:

  • Civic diesel hatchback takes outright win AND best percentage improvement
  • 16 year old Insight comes second overall, taking highest in the heritage category
  • Driver Paul Clifton claims second overall win at annual MPG Marathon

Team Honda has triumphed in the annual MPG Marathon taking home a hat-trick of titles. The Civic diesel hatchback claimed the overall winner's prize in this year's event as well as best percentage improvement on MPG, while the first generation 17 year old Honda Insight took second place overall and winner in the heritage category.

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Cleaner New Honda Insight Revealed

Friday, 2 September 2011

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Honda will unveil a cleaner, higher quality Insight hybrid at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The revised 5-door hatchback will have lower CO2 emissions of 96g/km, achieved through enhanced aerodynamics and powertrain efficiency.Reduced engine friction, changes to the CVT transmission and improved air conditioning all contribute to lower fuel consumption.

These changes mean that the 2012 Insight qualifies for exemption from the London Congestion Charge, and falls into the lowest VED band, meaning owners will pay no annual road tax.The new figures also ensure that Insight remains in one of the lowest groups for Benefit in Kind taxation.

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The improved Honda Insight hybrid, featuring adjusted suspension to improve ride comfort and NVH levels and enhanced trim levels is now on British roads.

Prices start at £16,325 for the SE model, but with Honda's current Affordable Driving consumer offer, the hybrid is available at £14,995 OTR until the end of December, making it even more attainable - and the least expensive hybrid on the market by a mile.

A new, top-of-the-range, EX model, featuring black leather upholstery and DVD Sat Nav and hands-free telephone, is another addition to the 5-door hybrid line-up.

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Honda Insight is Britain's Greenest Car

Saturday, 5 December 2009

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Britain's 'greenest' car is the Honda Insight with the 'least green' car being the 8.0 litre Dodge SRT-10, according to the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).It calculates that a year's driving in the Dodge emits the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as is absorbed by 322 mature trees - the equivalent of an acre of oak forest.The ETA examined over 1,300 models of car currently on sale in Britain and compared their power, emissions, fuel efficiency and the amount of noise they produce to create a definitive guide to buying the 'greenest' vehicle.

The Insight, which has emissions of 101 g/km captured the Green Car of the Year 2009 title, while the Dodge emits 488 g/km. The Insight was also named the best small family car from a 'green' perspective.

Andrew Davis, director at the Environmental Transport Association, said:

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The Honda Insight has been rated one of the UK's safest cars, setting the benchmark for hybrid cars, according to the new independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP.

The Insight is in good company, with the Jazz, Civic and Accord all awarded the maximum five star rating since the introduction of the new rating scheme.

Euro NCAP's new rating scheme focuses on the vehicle's overall safety performance which gives consumers an easy to understand single score.The new system considers passenger protection during impact to the front, side and rear of the car, and pole (if the car impacts with a tree or other fixed narrow object), child protection and pedestrian protection.The availability of driver safety aids is also considered.

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The Honda Insight has been named Green Car of the Year 2009 by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).

The ETA examined over 1300 models of car currently on sale in Britain and compared their power, emissions, fuel efficiency and even the amount of noise they produce to create a definitive guide to buying the greenest vehicle.

Andrew Davis, director at the ETA, said:

The discrepancy between the greenest and the least green cars in Britain today is striking, but the market is changing and a combination of consumer pressure alongside government leadership will result in an increasing choice of environmentally-sound cars.

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Insight is Japan's top seller

Monday, 11 May 2009

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Honda's Insight is the first hybrid to become the top-selling vehicle in Japan.

The car clinched the top sales spot for April, with the Japanese car maker shifting 10,481 units to the home market.

A spokesman for the company said: The all-new Insight has been very well received by a wide range of customers due to its excellent environmental performance, easy-to-use packaging, light and comfortable driving and affordable pricing.

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Trident Honda are pleased to announce we are now able to offer test drives in the fantastic new Honda Insight hybrid car.

The original Honda Insight, launched in 1999, was the pioneer of hybrid technology in Europe. The new Insight breaks new ground by providing all the environmental and economical benefits of a hybrid, plus it sells for several thousand pounds below the Toyota Prius. At the same time, the new hybrid should match or exceed the fuel economy of the Prius.

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Honda Insight Pricing Information

Friday, 20 February 2009

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Honda has today announced the prices of the all-new and highly anticipated Honda Insight. Prices for what is the world's most affordable hybrid are confirmed as follows:

Variant Pricing
Insight SE £15,490 OTR
Insight ES £16,790 OTR
Insight ES-T £18,390 OTR

Please see our Honda Insight page for details on this exceptional new car.

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Insight accessories revealed

Friday, 30 January 2009

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Honda has revealed a range of accessories for the new Insight. The exterior pack brings a sporty bodykit, chrome B-pillars and Crystal design alloy wheels.

Interior upgrades include ambient lighting for the footwells and centre console, as well as a Honda-branded portable sat-nav that mounts to the dash. Further details and prices will be available later in the year.

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