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Honda spruces up Insight

  • Honda addresses criticism of its cheapest hybrid
  • More comfortable suspension and better quality interior
  • Revised models due in September, priced from £16,325

Written by Parkers Published: 15 July 2010 Updated: 1 February 2017

Honda has reacted to criticism of its Insight hybrid by making it more comfortable and giving its interior a more upmarket feel.

Criticism from press reports and early buyers of the car have centred around the suspension, which created an uncomfortable ride, and the interior plastics, which looked cheap in places

As a result, Honda has adjusted the suspension to improve ride quality, and has also upgraded the interior - smartening up some of the cheaper looking plastics and introducing chrome trim to give it a more upmarket feel.

At the same time, Honda has introduced a new range-topping EX version which comes with black leather seats, satellite navigation and hands-free phone kit.

Prices for the revised Insight range start at £16,325 for the SE model but under Honda's special summer offer, it's priced at £14,995.