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    It's seriously the reason - the teardrop is the optimal shape.

    Doesn't hurt that it's reasonably familiar to Hybrid buyers and Non-Car fans who simply associate the shape to a Green vehicle.
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    Car size is key though. Larger cars are easier to have low Cd figures ... but often resulting in higher CdA.
    Stand by what I suggested. Family sized, good boot, good access cars end up similar shapes.
    Hybrids add the problem of battery space whcih again affects the space/height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHEESE-TACULAR View Post
    Is this like an FCX clarity for the rest of us?
    Nope. That's a fuel cell car, this is a full on hybrid.

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    CLEANER NEW HONDA INSIGHT REVEALED

    Lower emissions of 96 g/km for 2012 model

    Honda will unveil a cleaner, higher quality Insight hybrid at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

    The revised 5-door hatchback will have lower CO2 emissions of 96g/km*, achieved through enhanced aerodynamics and powertrain efficiency. Reduced engine friction, changes to the CVT transmission and improved air conditioning all contribute to lower fuel consumption.

    These changes mean that the 2012 Insight once again qualifies for exemption from the London Congestion Charge, and falls into the lowest VED band, meaning owners will pay no annual road tax. The new figures also ensure that Insight remains in one of the lowest groups for Benefit in Kind taxation.

    For 2012, the Insight also receives a refresh of the exterior design, including a new front grille. At the back, visibility is increased through the introduction of a slimmer spolier and a modified tailgate garnish, and a reduction in the size of the wiper motor.

    Adjustments have also been made to the engine and suspension for an overall improvement to ride comfort and stability, and interior quality has been enhanced.
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    I have heard the handling of the first gen. compared to the CRX's, something that makes me think that it is a far more worthy successor to the CRX than the CR-Z; both the mileage and the fun are there.
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    I've read that the CR-Z drives quite well too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    I've read that the CR-Z drives quite well too.
    As have I, but when said driving pleasure is being enjoyed the CR-Z is less than frugal. The great thing about the CRX was having your cake and eating it too, which I don't think the CR-Z can match. A noble effort, surely, but somewhere something went awry while it was being designed.
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