The improved Insight boasts lower fuel emissions and enhanced design.

Honda will unveil a cleaner, higher quality Insight hybrid at this week's Frankfurt motor show.

The revised five-door hatchback will have lower CO2 emissions of 96gr/km, achieved through enhanced aerodynamics and powertrain efficiency, says Honda.

Reduced engine friction, changes to the CVT transmission and improved air-conditioning all contribute to lower fuel consumption.

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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 spoiler and a modified tailgate garnish, and the use of a smaller wiper motor.

Adjustments have also been made for improved ride comfort and stability, and interior quality has been enhanced.