Honda Automobiles: All-New Honda Insight Prototype Redefines Segment while Expanding Honda’s Electrified Vehicle Lineup

Posted on 11. Jan, 2018 by in Honda Canada

  • All-new 2019 Honda Insight will offer zodiacally appealing styling in a ample 5 newcomer sedan with fuel potency rival with a best in a segment
  • Powered by Honda’s innovative, industry-leading two-motor hybrid powertrain Insight nameplate earnings as a subsequent proviso in a Honda Electrification Initiative

The all-new Honda Insight Prototype will make a universe entrance on Jan. 15 during a North American International Auto Show, giving consumers a initial glance of a latest indication in Honda’s flourishing lineup of electrified vehicles. Launching national after this year, and positioned as a reward compress above Civic in a Honda newcomer automobile lineup, Insight elevates itself above other compress hybrid models with a neat sedan design, ample five-passenger cabin, and polished pushing performance, along with high fuel efficiency.

“The new 2019 Honda Insight signals we are entering a new epoch of foundation with a new era of Honda products that offer business a advantages of modernized powertrain record but a normal trade-offs in design, reward comforts or packaging,” pronounced Henio Arcangeli, Jr., comparison clamp boss of Automobile Sales and ubiquitous manager of a Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “The Honda Insight is expected to accept fuel economy ratings rival with a best variety in a segment, with styling that will have concept interest inside and out and best-in-class newcomer volume.”

The Insight Prototype boasts a neat pattern with a low and far-reaching stance, highlighted by Honda’s signature “flying wing” grille and confidant fascia, low-profile LED headlights and taillights married to pointy and energetic impression lines and a sweeping, prolonged coupe-like roofline.

With a prolonged wheelbase platform, a 2019 Honda Insight will offer class-leading newcomer space and a horde of reward comforts including accessible seperated leather seating, an 8-inch Display Audio capacitive touchscreen and a 7-inch digital LCD driver’s meter. More intuitive, smartphone-like comforts and functionality including customizable app tiles and home-screen shortcuts, along with accessible Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ formation and Wi-Fi-enabled over-the-air complement updates, serve raise Insight over a compress hybrid competitors.

The Insight will broach class-leading appetite while still receiving an expected EPA fuel economy total rating in additional of 50 mpg, rival with other compress hybrid offerings. Powering a indication will be a chronicle of a third era of Honda’s two-motor hybrid system, featuring a rarely fit 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine, a absolute electric thrust engine and lithium-ion battery pack. In many conditions, Insight operates on electric appetite only, sketch appetite from a engine (operating as a generator) or battery pack. The hybrid batteries located underneath a back seats provides for a full-size case with a coherence of accessible 60/40 separate and folding back seats.

The 2019 Honda Insight will embody Honda LaneWatch™ on EX and above and Honda Sensing™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies as customary equipment, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and new Traffic Sign Recognition.

The Insight will be done during Honda’s Greensburg, Indiana plant, alongside Civic and CR-V regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. Arriving after in 2018 as a fifth electrified automobile launched by Honda over a past year, Insight will join a Clarity array (Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid) and a all-new 2018 Accord Hybrid, nearing during dealerships national early this year.

At a 2017 North American International Auto Show, Honda announced a Honda Electrification Initiative and a goal to make two-thirds of a tellurian automobile sales to be electrified vehicles by 2030, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and fuel dungeon vehicles.

About Insight
Introduced in 1999, a strange Honda Insight was America’s initial hybrid vehicle, receiving a 70-mpg EPA fuel economy rating, utilizing a lightweight aerodynamic all-aluminum physique and Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid powertrain. The second-generation Insight debuted in 2009 as a many affordable hybrid on a market, charity some-more mainstream application with a five-door, five-passenger hatchback pattern and a some-more modernized IMA hybrid system.The all-new 2019 Insight takes an wholly new approach, utilizing a third-generation of Honda’s two-motor “strong” hybrid record and charity a styling, packaging, reward comforts and opening preferred by mainstream automobile buyers.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies sole by over 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity array newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, a Ridgeline pickup and a Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 35 years and now operates 19 vital production comforts in North America. In 2016, some-more than 95% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

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

 

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