The Insight was a hybrid built by Honda in two different generations. The first was a two-door economy box while the second was a four-door hybrid which happened to be the cheapest car in its class. However, the car has been discontinued back in 2014 and replaced by other cars which are not only more efficient but also larger. Despite that it seems that there is demand for a rather small hybrid hatchback. But the company decided to bring back the HI and with it to make the lovers of this model very happy. Unlike the previous version, the new 2019 Insight is going to be produced as sedan with 5 passenger’s seats, and despite the styling which is updated, Honda is also offered with upgraded performances and with premium characteristics.
The 2019 Honda Insight is going to be based on Honda’s modular architecture which also underpins the new Civic. The car is expected to share its wheelbase and track width with the Honda’s model City but however, it will be slightly taller and longer. The end result should be a five-door sedan with more than enough room inside the cabin for 5 people. Even the measures for this new model are the same as for the Civic. New Insight has 106.3 inches wheelbase, 37.4. inches of rear legroom and 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space.
So far the car looked on par with Honda’s other vehicles, and it had a similar front end to the Accord of its day. The upcoming 2019 Honda Insight on the other hand will change that. It will boast a really slim set of headlights and roughly the same grille as that on the hydrogen-powered car. As a result Honda built the Civic-size car that looks a little bit more refined, and a little bit grownup.
Inside of the Insight is typically stylish but also very functional interior. New Insignia features soft-touch materials and real stitching, and this is what automakers mostly do in order to show customers that they spent extra money on the interior. Speaking about the features, it will be offered with 7.0-inch TFT driver’s display, leather seats with optional heating, and an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As the most models in Honda’s line, new 2019 Honda insight gets Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist features, including standard forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking system, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure migration and adaptive cruise control.
2019 Honda Insight specs
In order to be successful the 2019 Honda Insight will have to be very fuel efficient. In order to do that the car will more than likely be powered by a hybrid system. Its predecessor used a 1.3 liter naturally aspirated mill and an electric motor. The combined output was just 98 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque. Even so it managed to do well in daily driving and that’s why people liked it. New Insight uses a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine which is paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. Total power of the car is 151 horsepower and 197 pound-feet of torque.This system will drive the front wheels via a CVT gearbox so the car should be capable of north of 55 MPG on average. This would allow it to get ahead of the competition.
Release date and price
After it had its world premiere at the New Auto Show, the new 2019 Insight will be released in summer. Talking about the price, nothing is still official and pricing information are still not available, but if we take into the consideration the price of its main two competitors, which are Toyota Prius and Hyundai Ioniq, it is safe to assume that price for new model will be around $25,000.
Read more on this site. https://automobiles.honda.com/future-cars/insight-hybrid
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