Here’s Your First Look At the 2019 Honda Insight

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Insight on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 8:14 pm
gray Honda Insight driving on desert road

When Will the 2019 Honda Insight Go On Sale? 

Automotive enthusiasts and Honda fans from all over have been eagerly awaiting the return of one particular model: the Honda Insight. For those who aren’t familiar, the Insight was a hybrid electric vehicle made by Honda that ran from the 2000 model year to the 2006 model year, took a bit of a break, and then was reborn for the 2010 – 2014 model years. With advancements in technology and engineering, as well as an increased popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles, Honda has decided to bring back the Insight once more. 

If you’ve been following the new Insight news for some time now, all you probably want to know is when you’ll be able to get behind the wheel. Well, we have good news. The 2019 Honda Insight is expected to go on sale in the early summer of 2018. 

[Read more: Check out what to expect from the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid] 

digital display on the 2019 Honda Insight instrument cluster

dashboard trim inside the Honda Insight

2019 Insight Performance Specs 

With the Insight finally unveiled at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, we have some new details to share with you. Of course, most importantly are the performance specs when it comes to a hybrid model. 

The Insight comes with Honda’s two-motor hybrid system that delivers a net horsepower of 151 and 197 lb-ft of electric motor torque, which is plenty for any sedan. The system consists of a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine and an electric propulsion motor. There is also a 60-cell lithium-ion battery pack. 

Elsewhere, drivers will be able to enjoy a 7-inch TFT color digital driver’s meter and an 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For maximum comfort, you’ll find available heated and leather-trimmed seats. 

What’s the Difference Between the Honda Insight and Honda Accord Hybrid 

Some may wonder where the Honda Insight fits into the Honda lineup with models like the Accord Hybrid and the Clarity already being popular options. It’s a good question, but the answer is rather simple.  

For one, the Clarity comes in a few different forms: all-electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell, with each of those options having unique characteristics. The two models that are most similar would be the Insight and Accord Hybrid. But, while the Accord is meant to slot in at the standard midsize sedan level, with a, the Honda Insight is meant to be a premium compact hybrid option that falls into a whole other segment. 

We’re sure you have many more questions about the 2019 Honda Insight ahead of its summer 2018 release date, and we’ll certainly be sure to provide some more information here on the Atlantic Honda blog. But, in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions. 

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