Honda AutoAcuraHonda CanadaNewsContact
 

Start Date

End Date



Apply Apply

Search

SEARCH NEWS



SEARCH
Go Button

 
 

PRESS RELEASES



Honda Takes New Approach with Insight Prototype Debuting at 2018 North American International Auto Show

MARKHAM, ON., Dec. 19, 2017 – The Honda Insight Prototype will make its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 15, 2018 as the precursor to the all-new 2019 Honda Insight – an upscale, stylish five-passenger sedan positioned above the Civic in Honda’s passenger car lineup. The all-new Insight utilizes the latest generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system and will launch next summer as the newest electrified vehicle in the Honda lineup.

Introduced in 1999, the first-generation Insight was North America’s first hybrid vehicle and a technological tour de force with optimized aerodynamics and a lightweight aluminum structure. As a result, the 2-door Insight launched as the most fuel-efficient NRCAN certified gasoline-fueled vehicle with a highway rating of 4L/100km. It was the first Honda vehicle to utilize Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system.

The second-generation Insight made its debut in 2009 as the most affordable hybrid on the market. With its 5-door, 5-passenger design, the second-gen Insight offered increased space and utility while continuing to employ the IMA hybrid system.

The all-new 2019 Insight takes an entirely new approach with the styling, packaging, premium features and performance desired by mainstream car buyers – a hybrid vehicle without any inherent compromise. Unlike the first two generations of Insight, 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.

The Insight – to be manufactured at Honda’s Greensburg, Indiana plant– will join the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and the all-new 2018 Accord Hybrid arriving at dealerships nationwide next year. 

About Honda
 Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. The company has produced more than 7.8 million cars and light trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.
###