The Honda Insight debuted in 1999 as the first hybrid vehicle available here in the U.S. It returned in 2009 with a five-door, five-passenger design and took its place as the most affordable hybrid around. Later this year, the 2019 Honda Insight will return the model to the Honda vehicle lineup and continue its impressive legacy as one of the preeminent hybrid vehicles on the road. And drivers can get a sneak peek at the new vehicle on Jan. 15 when the Honda Insight Prototype is unveiled at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The debut of the Honda Insight serves to help fulfill the Honda brand’s ambitious goals: “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 Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales and general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “With the [Honda] 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 2019 Honda Insight will employ the latest generation of the Honda brand’s two-motor hybrid system. It promises to deliver style, sophistication, and hard-to-beat efficiency to Honda drivers across the U.S. It will be manufactured right here in the U.S. at the Honda plant in Greensburg, IN. We can’t wait for it to arrive here at our dealership later this year.
If you just can’t wait, be sure to check out the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) for a top-of-the-line electrified Honda vehicle. With a spacious five-passenger cabin, 181 peak horsepower, 232 lb.-ft. of torque, and the ability to operate in three different driving modes, it’s another great option for Honda drivers looking to go green.
And be sure to check out the rest of our 2018 Honda model lineup here at Lodi Honda to find the perfect car to start the year off in.