Honda has given the Insight bit of a freshening up, and the 2012 model year hybrid is set to be introduced in Frankfurt. The exterior rework consists of a new front grille, and the tail gate spoiler has been slimmed, providing for a wider rear glass area. The last, combined with a modified tail gate garnish and a reduction in the size of the wiper motor unit, results in overall increased rear visibility.

Fuel economy and emissions have also been improved by means of enhanced aerodynamics and powertrain efficiency. Revisions to the CVT and mill, the latter in the form of reduced engine friction, as well as alterations to the air conditioning system, which features a new cold storage system, all do their bit to contribute to lower fuel consumption, with CO2 levels now down to 96 g/km.

Adjustments have also been made to the suspension for an overall improvement to ride comfort and stability. Interior-wise, features have also been enhanced, but no specific details are forthcoming as yet – guess Frankfurt will reveal all.