Honda Motor Co. Ltd. announces that it will offer its Insight hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) in the U.S. with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) beginning in mid-2001. Although on sale in the U.S. for little more than a year, critics believed the high-mileage, low-emissions Insight's prospects with mainstream buyers were limited because of its sole trasmission offering: a 5-speed manual. Honda officials conceded that the Insight's market acceptance would be aided by an automatic ...
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