Today marks the debut of Honda’s newest hybrid car, the Insight. Insight designer Takashi Nakura says the car was designed to be green and fun to drive.
“Designers at Honda think about not only design but the entire lifecycle of the car all the way through to sales and the end user,” Nakura says.
Honda’s “green machine” is not only sleek and cool looking but gets fuel economy of 30 kilometers to the liter, has 85 percent recycleability of parts and components, and 95 pct recovery of reusable materials.
And what is the most fun element of the green machine?
There are many, Nakura says.
“We have a game like feeling to this car. With our eco-assist system you play with the fuel efficiency of the car,” he says.
The car also monitors your driving ability with an onboard coaching system, helping drivers drive in an ecologically friendly way, Hidetoshi Kabayama, Insights interior designer says.
Coming to Honda dealerships in the United States in April.