2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight
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The Japanese hybrid returns after four years!

Introduced in late 1999, the Honda Insight was the first production car to feature the company’s then-new Integrated Motor Assist system. It was also the first hybrid launched in North America, arriving in showrooms seven months before the Toyota Prius. Production ended in 2006, after only 17,020 units built, with plans to roll out a replacement in 2009. The second-gen model arrived on time, but this time as a five-door hatchback. The Insight was discontinued for the second time in 2014, mostly due to slow sales. Come 2018, and Honda revived the nameplate with a modern design and a new drivetrain. A pre-production prototype was unveiled at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, while the production model was launched at the New York Auto Show.

"The Honda Insight is anticipated to receive fuel economy ratings competitive with the best hybrids in the segment, with styling that will have universal appeal inside and out and best-in-class passenger volume," said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice resident of American Honda. The redesigned Insight will join four other electrified Hondas, including the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, Electric, and Fuel Cell, and the Fit EV. Slotted between the Civic and the Accord, the new Insight is now described as a premium sedan, mostly because it has a more elegant exterior design and more modern appointments and convenience features inside the cabin. Let’s see what it has to offer and how it stands against the competition in the review below.

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Honda sets higher expectations for the 2019 Insight

Honda sets higher expectations for the 2019 Insight

Can the new Insight outsell its predecessor?
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight

The Japanese hybrid returns after four years!
New Honda Insight Has Better Fuel Economy than Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt

New Honda Insight Has Better Fuel Economy than Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt

Looks sportier too
2019 Honda Insight Will Take on the Toyota Prius with 50 MPG; Debuts in New York

2019 Honda Insight Will Take on the Toyota Prius with 50 MPG; Debuts in New York

The commuter hybrid segment is about to get a bit more crowded
Honda Insight Returns to Take on the Toyota Prius with Sleek Design, High-Tech Interior

Honda Insight Returns to Take on the Toyota Prius with Sleek Design, High-Tech Interior

Promises more than 50 mpg combined
Honda Insight Returning After Four Years; Prototype Ready for Detroit Debut

Honda Insight Returning After Four Years; Prototype Ready for Detroit Debut

Production model to arrive in 2018
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2014 Honda Insight

2011 Honda Insight Hybrid Rally Car by Oaktec

2011 Honda Insight Hybrid Rally Car by Oaktec

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The Green Wars: 2010 Toyota Prius vs 2010 Honda Insight

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Honda Updates Insight In Europe

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2010 Honda Insight Sports Modulo Concept

Honda Insight by Exclusive Zeus

Honda Insight by Exclusive Zeus

A hit in Japan, Honda Insight fails to make same impact in US

A hit in Japan, Honda Insight fails to make same impact in US

Honda Insight tops Toyota Prius in car sales in Japan – for a month

Honda Insight tops Toyota Prius in car sales in Japan – for a month

2010 Honda Insight

2010 Honda Insight

Honda Insight priced for hard working Americans

Honda Insight priced for hard working Americans

Honda Insight by Mugen

Honda Insight by Mugen

Honda Insight hybrid will be priced below $19,000

Honda Insight hybrid will be priced below $19,000

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Honda Insight Hybrid on sale in USA in April 2009

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2008 Honda Insight Concept

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Models we won’t see in 2007

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Honda Insight Import Dragster

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2000 - 2006 Honda Insight

2005 Honda Insight

2005 Honda Insight