Sorry Cheerleaders- ASIMO humanoid robot to launch Honda Insight Hybrid to Europe
ASIMO, Honda’s advanced humanoid robot, will launch the all new Insight Hybrid at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The new Honda Insight, which will makes its European debut at the Show, has been designed to offer a practical five-seat family car at an affordable price with excellent fuel economy and low CO2 and other emissions. The Insight combines an optimized 1.3 liter i-VTEC engine with a compact thin electric motor. This electric motor gives the engine assistance when increased performance is required and acts as a generator during deceleration and braking. It also allows electric only operation in some slow and medium speed conditions.
Honda Insight achieves 101 g/km CO2 emissions and 4.4l/100km fuel consumption under the EU combined test procedures. The Honda Insight will go on sale in Europe from the end of March 2009 and pricing information will be announced at the time of the Geneva Motor Show.