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Picture of the Day: Mugen Insight

Honda scored itself a sizeable victory in the hybrid fight last month by securing the title of best-selling car in Japan with the Insight. Of course, Toyota’s gearing up to take it to Honda with the 2010 Prius. All we care about is whether or not a Hybrid can really be built to be as [...]

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The Daily Wrap

I. Bob Lutz is retiring at the end of 2009. GM says the Vice Chairman for Global Product Development will move to the position of Vice Chairman and Senior Adviser come April 1, and then he’s gone for good. Thomas G. Stevens will fill Lutz’s position in April. Let’s hope Stevens can give us cars [...]

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The Daily Wrap

I. Honda’s proposing selling the Insight below $20k in the US, and building it here, provided we can buy 100,000 of them a year. That’s going to be more than a reach, especially considering that the Yen has gone up against the dollar of late. If Honda can do it, however, they’ll be making Toyota [...]

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Detroit Auto Show: Cut-Outs and Cut-Aways

I don’t need to tell you one of the best parts of an auto show is all the cool cut-aways manufacturers roll out. This year’s Detroit Auto Show was no different, with just about every team in play serving up either cool engine or a complete rig cut away to reveal the inner workings. The [...]

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Leaked Honda Insight Brochure Includes Interior Shot

Welcome to the party, pal. Only I wouldn’t call this a party.

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Check It Out: 2010 Honda Insight

First of all, yes — it looks just like a Prius because it too is a hybrid. I guess we’re looking at the shape of the future, ’cause this is the production version of Honda’s newest hybrid. Honda engineers were able to achieve a “significant cost reduction” in the second generation hybrid technology. That means [...]

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Detroit Death Watch: No Press Conference From Honda

Don’t worry, Detroit. Sure, eight major manufacturers have bailed on your auto show and two Chinese companies have set up camp on the main floor, but Honda will still be there. Sort of. The company just announced that it has no plans to have a press conference at the North American International Auto Show. That [...]

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Honda Not Buying The Hype: No Plug-In Hybrid

This may come as a surprise, but as just about every other car manufacturer on the planet touts their dedication to building a plug-in hybrid, Honda has said they have no desire to go down that path. Why would an automaker renowned for producing fuel-efficient vehicles turn its back on the plug-in craze? The tech [...]

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The Honda Insight Returns

No doubt about it, Honda’s fabled hybrid Insight was ahead of its time. Getting a stellar 70 mpg when it was introduced in 2000, it was cursed by low gas prices and the surge of the SUV. Honda ditched their two-seater back in 2006 long before I could scrounge the cash to snatch one up [...]

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