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Changes made to the suspension and interior following feedback from customers and media
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19 July 2010

Honda has made a series of suspension changes to the Insight in response to negative feedback of its ride and handling.

The Insight has been in sale in the UK for little more than a year and Honda has reacted quickly to address the ride, handling and NVH issues following criticism from customers and the media.

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The changes include adjustments to the recoil rate of the springs, a change of the rear camber angles and alterations to the V-shape rear suspension brace and adjusting mounts. Honda says these changes “promise to deliver improved ride, handling and stability”.

These changes are not available as a retro-fit to current Insight owners, however, as the changes classify the revised Insight as new model.

Read what Autocar said about the Honda Insight in its original road test

Although the exterior remains unchanged, Honda has made some changes to improve the interior, too. Dashboard and seat colours have been changed to “give a more uniform finish”, while some of the plastics have also been upgraded. The air vents are now surrounded by chrome and the door sills now feature a silver garnish.

Parking sensors have also been added to ES-model Insights and above, while a new trim level, EX, has been added to the top of the range, offering a leather interior and sat-nav as standard from £20,215.

The revised Insight should reach the UK in September.

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lilianna 4 April 2014

I like the look of it in

I like the look of it in general but I really do hate those chrome spurs on the bonnet.
I am not so chi... 20 July 2010

Re: Honda revises the Insight

Artill,

You may not like the CVT box (I do) But if you want a really crap Honda box try the i-shift. The biggest blob Honda have made in years (IMHO!)

It was the one thing that stopped me buying both the Civic and the new Jazz. Nothing but complaint apparently. 'clunky-jerky' etc. Hoda's problem is that they don't fix that which is wrong but start messing about with what is perfectly ok.

I have had 6 Hondas so I do speak from experience. (Manual HR-V, 51 reg CR-V, 4 later CR-V's all auto and an old Jazz cvt)

Flash Harry 20 July 2010

Re: Honda revises the Insight

This is sad news for a company like Honda who used to lead in engine and suspension tech.less of the OTT interiors too please!!

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