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Posted by rtc on March 30, 2009, 2:36 pm
 
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Given the parlous state of the auto industry, the rivalry between Honda's
new Insight and Toyota's third-generation Prius is proving to be an
enjoyable diversion. Committed to increasing sales of gas-electric models,
the companies are launching hybrid cars in quick succession-and neither one
is skimping when it comes to generating hype...

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Posted by Ttoommy on March 30, 2009, 4:13 pm
 
Hope their TOTAL Life CO2 will be less than a Jeep with the new model



Posted by Mr. G on March 31, 2009, 2:31 am
 From what I've read and seen about the Insight, they seem to be going
for a Prius exterior look, but it employs the same mild hybrid IMA set-
up Honda used on the Civic, which left me totally unimpressed.

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Posted by Justbob30 on March 31, 2009, 2:59 am
 Actually, it is going for a HCX /Insight 1/FCX Clarity look, the Prius
copied Honda, not the other way.



Posted by Mr. G on March 31, 2009, 3:24 am
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The original Insight looks *nothing* like either the new Insight or the
Prius, and the Clarity concept car wasn't unveiled until long after the
NHW20 Prius.  

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