[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Honda releases info on 2025 Civic Hybrid. "the most powerful non-Type R Civic ever"
More.......................
A little Prelude tidbit that came from last week's dealer meeting...
More.......................
Acura releases details on upcoming 2025 MDX refresh
More.......................
Acura confirms debut of long-rumored entry-premium CUV for early 2025
More.......................
American Honda reports March and 1st Quarter 2024 sales results
More.......................
Spied on the Street! 2025 Acura MDX Type S
More.......................
Honda releases details on upcoming 2025 Fuel-Cell Plug-in CR-V
More.......................
Honda enables Wireless CarPlay and Android Auto on 10th generation Accords via software upgrade
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: Honda Hypercar
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda is launching its new electric N-VAN e starting at $15,500
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: The Old Man's thoughts about Honda's future
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Newey makes "secret" visit to Aston Martin??
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Fisker declares bankruptcy again, vehicles likely orphaned
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Tested: 2024 Honda Prologue Is a Better EV Than It Is a Honda
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1: Honda-Powered Alpine?
Join Discussion......
Amateur Racing & Driving --> Re: 2022 Subaru BRZ at Area 27
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: The Honda Ridgeline Is More American Than Your Ford or Chevy Truck
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2025 Civic Hybrid Reviews are out
Join Discussion......
Honda Power Equipment --> Re: First Mow of the Season - started right up
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda Accord, Passport Struggle As Civic, HR-V Sales Surge
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Dealer service costs are crazy out of control
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Accord vs. Camry
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Global Debut: Honda Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept
Join Discussion......
Honda announces Insight departure from US market by end of 2014
 Date: February 28, 2014 19:15
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


In a press release issued today, Honda has confirmed the rumor that the Insight's days are numbered in the USA. With news coming out last week that Honda would cease sales of the Insight and CR-Z in the European market, a similar announcement for the US market Insight was inevitable. Though there's no official word from Honda on the CR-Z's fate, the writing seems to be on the wall for the little 2-seater. Time is running out for Honda's IMA Hybrid system, soon to be replaced across the board by Honda's Earth Dream 1-motor, 2-motor, and 3-motor hybrid system designs. Honda also seems to be confirming a rumor that next gen Civic hybrid and other models will use the 2-motor Earth Dreams Hybrid design currently employed by the 2014 Accord Hybrid and PHEV. Press release follows.

02/28/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • Honda product strategy includes advancement of Earth Dreams™ Technology powertrains, including innovative two-motor hybrid system
  • Strategy will include changes to existing lineup of environmental vehicles

Honda is reinforcing its commitment to a clear product strategy focused on further advancing fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicle technologies that are better aligned with customer needs and that strengthen the company's U.S. sales momentum.

Keyed to the continued rollout of a new lineup of Earth Dreams™ Technology engines, transmissions and electro-motive technologies, the strategy will be executed over the next three to four years and will include changes to the Honda lineup of advanced technology environmental vehicles, including the Honda Insight. The U.S. model Insight will be available at Honda dealerships nationwide through the end of the year, with production scheduled to end in summer 2014.

Honda's hybrid product direction in the U.S. will move forward with greater focus on expanded application of the innovative two-motor hybrid system. The two-motor system was introduced on the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid and powers the EPA-rated 50 mpg city Accord Hybrid, which is the most fuel-efficient rating for a 5-passenger sedan in America.

"No manufacturer has more experience with electromotive technologies than Honda and we are committed to applying our expertise to a wide range of products in the coming years," said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda. "Our hybrid vehicle strategy will focus on new models aimed at delivering the class-leading fuel economy and performance our customers' desire in segments that represent significant growth opportunities."

The second generation Insight is the most affordable mass-produced hybrid vehicle on the market with a MSRP starting at $18,7251, and an EPA fuel economy ratings of 41/44/42 city/highway/combined2. It was introduced in the spring of 2009 and offered a unique blend of fuel-efficient hybrid performance, 5-door hatchback practicality, top safety ratings and a host of user-friendly features, including the first application of the Honda-exclusive ECO Assist™, a sophisticated feedback system that uses an adaptive color display to indicate overall driving efficiency. Long recognized as an affordable and practical hybrid vehicle choice for customers, the Insight was named a 'Greenest Vehicle' by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for four consecutive years and a 'Top Choice' by Edmunds.com.

For more information on the 2014 Honda Insight, visit http://www.automobiles.honda.com/insight.

1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2 Based on 22014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.






Last edited by JeffX on February 28, 2014 19:21

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Predict the next cars to go
xBeastx 9
  The what?
CarPhreakD 15
  The next Insight will be bad ass.
Hondatalover 19
  Fit hybrid hatch
97accordse 0
  So what is the next vehicle to get the i-MMD system?
iutodd 0
  Insight is Out of Sight
TonyEX 0
  Wrong Decision
hgoreish 0
  CR-Z is going in it's current form.......
HONDA AFVM 0
View this profile on Instagram

TEMPLE OF VTEC (@temple_of_vtec) • Instagram photos and videos

First Drive: 2023 Acura Integra - Rebirth of an Icon?
Read Article....................
2023 Acura Integra PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
Read Article....................
2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX Advance
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2023 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
31