The five-passenger Honda Insight Prototype will make its debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, on January 15, 2018, as the precursor to the all-new 2019 Honda Insight. The Insight utilizes Honda's two-motor hybrid system and will launch next summer as the newest electrified vehicle in the Honda lineup.
"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," said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales and general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc
Introduced in 1999, the first-generation Insight was America's first hybrid vehicle. It was the first Honda vehicle to utilize Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system.
Honda terms the all-new 2019 Insight “a hybrid vehicle without any inherent compromise.”
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 and the all-new 2018 Accord Hybrid, arriving at dealerships nationwide early next year.