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.
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.
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.