For the first time a hybrid model Honda Insight (ZE1) was presented in November 1999 in Japan. The car is a compact three-door hatchback with a rather clumsy appearance. And exactly ten years later, at the motor show in Paris in 2009 he debuted Honda Insight 2 generation, which is very different from its predecessor. New Honda Insight II turned into a full-fledged five-door five-seater hatchback, the shape and size resembles its main competitor in the face of Toyota Prius XW30. The length of the new Insight (ZE2) is 4376 mm, the value of the wheelbase – 2552 width – 1695, height – 1425.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011 the Japanese manufacturer presented an updated version of the Honda Insight (ZE2) for the European market. Small changes have taken place in the exterior of the car: the front bumper have undergone revision, false radiator grille, tailgate, rear spoiler appeared slim.
The movement Honda Insight II brings 1.3-liter petrol “four” SOHC i-VTEC power 98 hp (167 Nm), which makes 13-horsepower electric motor (97 Nm). For the transfer of traction to the wheels respond stepless variator.