Honda Insight Prototype previews production version of the 2019 Insight with sedan body style accommodating five occupants
Honda has revealed pictures of an upcoming concept at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show scheduled for next month. The concept can be credited with the fact that it would not just stay as a design study but potential of making into production lines is already sky high. It is evident from the way it looks and previews an upmarket road-going version waiting in the wings to arrive next year – mainly in the international markets like United States.
The Honda Insight Prototype gives an indication of the new direction headed by the Insight range as it derails from its hatchback tradition. If the production version is half as good as the concept, Honda appears to have another heavyweight in the pipeline that will complement the sales of the Accord. The Insight five-seat sedan will be positioned above the Civic in the brand’s passenger car series by the looks of things.
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According to Honda executive, Henio Arcangeli Jr., the brand new Insight sticks by the Japanese brand’s approach in creating zero-emission vehicles without the typical constraints faced against conventionality. With sophisticated styling, it is claimed to have dynamic stance, ample interior space and best-in-class performance.
In comparison, the brand new model is said to have premium packaging and expanded equipment list with improved performance.
The 2019 Honda Insight will derive power from a hybrid system with dual motors and is believed to provide as much fuel efficiency of comparable compact hybrids. At the 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show, Honda announced its electrification initiative with the intention to make two-thirds of its global vehicle sales electrified by 2030.
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With the launch of new Insight later in 2018, it is the fifth electrified vehicle brought into the US market over the past year and it demonstrates the brand’s commitment. It will be manufactured at Honda’s Greensburg facility in Indiana along with the best-selling CR-V and Civic.