Honda Insight for sale in Myanmar
The Honda Insight is a hybrid electric vehicle, which was introduced as a three-door, two passenger hatchback in 1999. Currently, in its second generation as a five-door, five passenger hatchback, the Insight is one of the cheapest hybrid vehicles in the foreign market and is considered one of the most reliable hybrids in the local market. It is a fun to drive car that is quite inexpensive to run.
Honda Insight: Review
Honda Insight: Performance and Engine Specifications
With a 1330 cc inline-four-cylinder 8-Valve SOHC i-VTEC engine that generates 85-horsepower and 65 lb-ft of torque, Honda Insight is a Front-Wheel-driven powertrain. With the added Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) for the hybrid system, the electric motor produces an additional 13-horsepower and 58 pound-feet of torque, when needed. Honda Insight electric motor is kept running by a nickel-metal hydride battery, with a regenerative braking mechanism continuously charges the battery pack. The five-door hybrid hatchback is available in three trim levels: Insight, Insight LX and Insight EX.
The LX trim comes equipped with 15-inch steel wheels, stability control, automatic climate control, anti lock brakes and a two-speaker sound system as standard features. The EX replaces steel wheels with those of alloy and further adds steering-wheel audio controls, heated mirrors and six speakers as standard.
Honda Insight: Design
The decent looking design of the Honda Insight has safely stood the test of time. With only a few review of the exterior design within the past couple of years, Honda Insight maintains its old truncated rear end for the sake of aerodynamic efficiency. With 172.3 inches of length, the 2014 Honda Insight is smaller than the Honda Civic, which also makes it easier to handle and park.
As far as the cabin is concerned, the Honda Insight 2014 is impressive in some aspects but pitiable in others. For instance, the seating is pretty comfortable, the cargo space is large and the cabin is quiet. Contrary to what said earlier, the interior is made of poor quality plastic, the styling is mediocre, and legroom in the second row is annoyingly low.
Overall, both the interior and exterior of Insight are decent, but definitely not without flaws.
Honda Insight: Standout Features
Like all other vehicles, the Honda Hybrid Insight does have some strong positive points including:
- It has won a number of awards such as Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com's Best Overall Brand as part of its 2014 Brand Image Awards, the Greenest Vehicles of 2014 award by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and 2013 Top Safety Pick by IIHS.
- Navigation with available voice recognition and FM traffic.
- Eco Assist to drive more efficiently and optimize vehicle's fuel efficiency.
Price of Honda Insight in Myanmar
As Honda Insight hybrid is not officially available in Myanmar, one has to get it imported from Japan. However, finding a used Honda Insight for sale on Motors.com.mm is easy and it can cost you roughly between Lks 84 and Lks 130 depending on the condition and model year. Below you can find average prices of Honda Insight cars according to current Motors.com.mm listings:
- 2007 Honda Insight Average Price: 110 Lakh Kyats
- 2009 Honda Insight Average Price: 105 Lakh Kyats
- 2010 Honda Insight Average Price: 118 Lakh Kyats
Overall Impression of Honda Insight
On the whole, the Honda Insight gets a thumbs-up. It is a reliable car with a trustworthy engine that won’t fail in the middle of a long journey. The Honda Insight mileage is highly commendable with 41/44 mpg city/highway.
The few flaws like the uninspiring exterior and tight legroom in the second row are worth overlooking. However, if they are hard to ignore, the Toyota Prius and Honda Fit can be reliable alternatives.