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 Date: December 19, 2017 14:47
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda Press Release
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Honda Takes New Approach with Insight Prototype Debuting at 2018 North American International Auto Show


Dec 19, 2017 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • All-new 2019 Honda Insight will offer premium style and high fuel efficiency in a sophisticated and spacious five-passenger sedan
  • Powered by latest generation of Honda's innovative and highly efficient two-motor full hybrid powertrain
  • Insight nameplate returns as part of the Honda Electrification Initiative moving electrified vehicles even more into the mainstream

The Honda Insight Prototype will make its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 15, 2018 as the precursor to the all-new 2019 Honda Insight an upscale, stylish five-passenger sedan positioned above the Civic in Honda's passenger car lineup. The all-new Insight utilizes the latest generation of Honda's innovative two-motor hybrid system and will launch next summer as the newest electrified vehicle in the Honda lineup.

"With its sophisticated styling, dynamic stance, ample interior space and best-in-class performance, the all-new Insight embodies Honda's approach to creating electrified vehicles without the typical tradeoffs," said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales and general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "You won't have to be an electrification advocate to appreciate the new Insight it's a great car in its own right, independent of what's happening under the hood."

Introduced in 1999, the first-generation Insight was America's first hybrid vehicle and a technological tour de force with optimized aerodynamics and a lightweight aluminum structure. As a result, the 2-door Insight launched as the most fuel-efficient EPA certified gasoline-fueled vehicle with a highway rating of 70 miles per gallon. It was the first Honda vehicle to utilize Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system.

The second-generation Insight made its debut in 2009 as the most affordable hybrid on the market. With its 5-door, 5-passenger design, the second-gen Insight offered increased space and utility while continuing to employ the IMA hybrid system.

The all-new 2019 Insight takes an entirely new approach with the styling, packaging, premium features and performance desired by mainstream car buyers a hybrid vehicle without any inherent compromise. Unlike the first two generations of Insight, the all-new model will be powered by Honda's two-motor hybrid system offering fuel economy that is competitive with other compact hybrid models.

"At the 2017 North American International Auto Show we announced our Honda Electrification Initiative with the intention to make two-thirds of Honda's global vehicle sales electrified vehicles by 2030," said Arcangeli, "With the Insight launching later in 2018 as the fifth electrified vehicle brought to market over the past year, we're demonstrating our commitment to that goal."

The Insight to be manufactured at Honda's Greensburg, Indiana plant, alongside Civic and CR-V using domestic and globally sourced parts will join the Clarity series (Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid) and the all-new 2018 Accord Hybrid, arriving at dealerships nationwide early next year.



About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2016, more than 95% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/future-cars/insight-hybrid. To join the Insight community on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/hondainsight. Additional media information including high-resolution photography of the Honda Insight Prototype is available at hondanews.com/honda-automobiles/channels/insight.

Last edited by JeffX on December 19, 2017 14:54

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  Some Clarity Needed! ;-)
Gfn8r 5
  It looks great.
Cory 6
  Love it
dootndo2 3
  Prototype, a very loose term
Midi_Amp 1
  Preparing to be disappointed with MPG ratings
JIRZLEE 5
  Glimpse into the Civic MMC?
longhorn 2
  When it looks better than new Accord!
HondaDriver 2
  I don't get it, where does fit?
TonyEX 14
  Please Honda bring new Insight to Ozland next year!
Vxtec 17
  What I think
Hondatalover 5
  Passenger side mirror
Hondatalover 0
  4 or 5 door?
TurkMan71 5
  That A$$ tho,,,
PoweredbyHondaX 5
  Insight is what Insight does
HondaJet 0
  Looks great!
NealX 10
  LOVE it... But wait
acuracrz 3
  Looks good, but....
Jld94 3
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