Honda launches their Civic Hybrid and Insight Hybrid car as a taxi in European country. It is a good step to promote green environment and reduced fuel consumption. This might be a good sample for us to follow in Malaysia.
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In the European driving cycle, the Honda Insight Hybrid achieves a combined fuel rating of 4.4 lt/100km while the Civic Hybrid, 4.9 lt /100km. Which is 22.73 km/litre fuel consumption of Civic hybrid and 20.41km/litre fuel consumption of Honda Insight Hybrid. This is better the the fuel consumption data of compact car like Kancil and kelisa. But still, cannot beat the NGV taxis fuel consumption. But the application of hybrid cars is suitable to replace the non NGV taxis and rental car.
Prices from RM78,500.00 for the Insight and fromRM88,150.00 for the Civic Hybrid with Honda offering upon request, a warranty extension to 3 years or 300,000km, whichever comes first.
Below are the short specification of Honda Insight Hybrid
Length: 172.3 in.
Width: 66.7 in.
Height: 56.2 in.
Wheel Base: 100.4 in.
Curb Weight: 2723 lbs.
Front Head Room: 38.4 in.
Front Hip Room: 51.6 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 52.7 in.
Rear Head Room: 35.9 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 50.4 in.
Rear Hip Room: 48.7 in.
Front Leg Room: 42.3 in.
Rear Leg Room: 33.5 in.
Luggage Capacity: 15.9 cu. ft.
Maximum Cargo Capacity: 32 cu. ft.
Maximum Seating: 5
Acceleration (0-60 mph): 10.9 sec.
Braking Distance (60-0 mph): 125 ft.
Base Number of Cylinders: 4
Base Engine Size: 1.3 liters
Base Engine Type: Inline 4
Horsepower: 98 hp
Max Horsepower: 5800 rpm
Torque: 123 ft-lbs.
Max Torque: 1000 rpm
Drive Type: FWD
Turning Circle: 36.1 ft.
Below are the short specification of Honda Civic Hybrid
All other spec are the same with Honda Civic 1.8 except the engine and performance data:
• 1,339 cc 1.3 liters in-line 4 front engine
with 73.0 mm bore, 80.0 mm stroke, 10.8 compression ratio, overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and two valves per cylinder
• Electric fuel with additional unleaded electric
• Multi-point injection fuel system
• 12.3 gallon main unleaded fuel tank 10.2
• Power: 82 kW , 110 HP SAE @ 6,000 rpm; 123 ft lb , 167 Nm @ 1,000 rpm 20, 15, 76 and 103
• Secondary power: maximum power (kw): 69, maximum power (hp): 93, maximum torque (ft lb): 89 and maximum torque (nm): 121