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Honda Reveals 2010 Insight for Younger Car Buyers

In order to make the hybrid car technology accessible to Generation Y, Honda unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show the 2010 Insight, which more compact and less expensive than the Civic hybrid and Toyota Prius.

2010 Honda InsightInsight’s 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine produces 88hp alone, and a joint 98hp with the electric supplement with a rate of 5.75 Amp-Hours. It produces 58 lbs-ft torque initially and a total of 123 lbs-ft. during maximum velocity.

Honda Insight is a five-seater sedan that would most likely appeal to older consumer and baby boomers. With a relatively smaller battery pack (seven nickel-metal hydride or NiMH cell modules) and an electronic control unit packed under the rear floor, at the back the 10.4-gallon gas tank, Honda Insight has a foldable rear seats and a compact cargo area at the back.

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Hyundai Elantra Wagon with Sticker of $18495

The 2009 release of the Hyundai Elantra Touring wagon gets a starting tag price of $18495 as it goes on display beginning the 1st quarter of the year.

2009 Hyundai Elantra Wagon TouringThe car signals Hyundai’s game plan to return to the compact 5-door market segment. The price range may go as much as $20795 for getting the premium sport variant. The stickers include the cost for delivery.

Under the hood of the Touring wagon is a 2.0L engine that is coupled with manual transmission. It has a city fuel mileage of 23 mpg and rates 31 mpg in the highway. The car is also given a very positive review as an ultra low emission vehicle.

The car comes standard with functions like key-less entry, steering wheel control for audio and cruising, air conditioning, and a driver seat that is adjustable in 8 ways equipped with lumbar support.

Entertainment comes basic with an AM-FM satellite radio, MP3 system, and a CD player heard through six speaker system. The head unit comes standard with a USB input and auxiliary jack.

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