CleanMPG Insight-II preview on Dec. 8th – 12th

Discussion in 'Honda Hybrids' started by xcel, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Mike, he can't speak to specifics until the 11th of January.
  2. voodoo22

    voodoo22 Cheaper than the bus

    We're not asking him to speak to specifics, only to CleanMPG members:p

    ...oh that was bad, sorry:)
  3. mtgeekman

    mtgeekman Well-Known Member

    *Notes January 11th on the calendar...*

    Can't wait to hear the full story on it.
  4. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    Wayne is bound by a written agreement with American Honda.


    Wayne's perspective will be with the view of someone with the same interest as most members here at CleanMPG. He is guaranteed to be filled with the various nuances that the new Insight II is bound to contain.

    I'm sure that anyone visiting CleanMPG on January 11 -January 13, 2009 will get several detailed perspectives of 1st hand reports of several new models released in Detroit on those days.
  5. ILAveo

    ILAveo Well-Known Member

    Interesting, but I still haven't read anything about Honda passing emissions certification either. I would bet that Honda has one system that's cheap enough to sell and a different system that's clean enough to pass the tests. There are other manufacturers in that particular boat. Still, it's encouraging that they're still working on it.
  6. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    Since Wayne appears able to comment on the interior space, is he able to report on whether the I-II has the same Magic Seats in back as the Fit? Can he comment on the amount of cargo space?
  7. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    He is bound by a "gag"order on any information.

  8. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    Knowing Honda, I'm sure the Insight II will be innovative.
  9. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Yeah, unfortunately anything with actual numbers or hard details can't be shared. The interior thing was a subjective feel when behind the wheel and that's as specific as he's allowed to get until the 11th.

    Sorry!!! If it helps any, Wayne is just as anxious to share as you are to find out. :)

    ILAveo, according to Wayne the diesel engine tech has in fact passed emissions testing. The key components that are so expensive are the very ones that are not on that iCDTi Wayne has driven a number of times -- which is not clean enough and therefore only in the country on a Manufacturer special permit.
  10. Skwyre7

    Skwyre7 Well-Known Member

    At least the wait gives Wayne time to do a full write up. Although I guess he can't put it in the "draft" section you mods have access to.
  11. kosutasu

    kosutasu Member

  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Kosutasu:

    ___Yup ;)

    ___Good Luck

  13. kosutasu

    kosutasu Member

  14. kosutasu

    kosutasu Member

  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Kosutasu:

    ___I can only say that some of the specs, a pic and trim levels are "off" from what we will receive here in the US.

    ___Good Luck

  16. kosutasu

    kosutasu Member

  17. HCHCIN

    HCHCIN Well-Known Member

    OK, so that data converts to 51mpg urban/56mpg extra-urban on the European test cycle.

    The HCH-II, according to the figures on that site, amount to 45mpg urban/54mpg extra-urban, while 2008 EPA for the HCH-II are 40 city/45 highway.

    So would it be a safe guess to figure around 45C/47H for the Insight-II? I guess that's about what we've been hearing. That'll put it in Prius territory for the combined cycle.
  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi HCHCIN:

    ___Somewhat optimisitc at last report...

    ___Good Luck

  19. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    From this document:
    • the ICE stops when you relax the accelerator and push the brakes.
    • the ICE starts again when you push the accelerator.

    No other interesting information.

  20. jsmithy

    jsmithy Well-Known Member

    Only a few days to go...I'm most curious about pricing.

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