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2019 Honda Insight Looks Surprisingly Good In Type-R Guise 13
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in honda, Honda Insight, Hybrids, Renderings on 01 13th, 2018

Even though Honda is unlikely to build a performance-oriented version of the new Insight, we can’t help but give them credit for at least making the new one much more attractive than its predecessor.

As is the case with newly-launched cars, X-Tomi created a rendering of the 2019 Insight, showing how a hypothetical Type R version might look. His list of changes including new bumpers, a rear wing, bigger wheels (and brakes) and a dark grille, mirrors and roof.

The simple fact that this car doesn’t look ridiculous with all this extra stuff on is a testament to the real model’s successful redesign. Also, in case anybody forgot what the Insight used to look like, here’s a reminder. Not one of Honda’s finest moments, was it?

Now, for argument’s sake, let’s just say that Honda does launch an Insight Type-R. The question is, would it be more attractive than the Civic Type-R? Well, they belong in different segments, but the render doesn’t look as over-styled as the Civic Type-R, which some people might actually appreciate.

2019 Honda Insight Prototype Detailed, Gets Over 50MPG 11
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, honda, Honda Concepts, Honda Insight, Honda Videos, video on 01 11th, 2018

The all-new 2019 Honda Insight will feature a highly efficient hybrid powertrain as well as more conventional looks, and this Detroit-bound prototype is here to serve up a preview.

We caught our first glimpse of the all-new Insight back in December when we also learned that a prototype version would debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Since then, we’ve known to expect a new car with fresh styling, premium features and improved performance.

Aside from the automaker’s signature “flying wing” grille, the front fascia also features low-profile LED headlights, which accentuate the car’s overall dynamic character and sloping roofline.

“The new 2019 Honda Insight signals we are entering a new era of electrification with a new generation of Honda products that offer customers the benefits of advanced powertrain technology without the traditional trade-offs in design, premium features or packaging,” stated Honda exec, Henio Arcangeli Jr. “The Honda Insight is anticipated to receive fuel economy ratings competitive with the best hybrids in the segment, with styling that will have universal appeal inside and out and best-in-class passenger volume.”

According to Honda, the 2019 Insight will offer class-leading passenger room, plus premium features such as perforated leather seats, an 8″ touchscreen display and a 7″ digital LCD driver’s meter. It will also come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as Wi-Fi-enabled over-the-air updates.

As far as active safety is concerned, the new Insight will watch over you using the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive features. This means that buyers will get Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow and Traffic Sign Recognition. Meanwhile, EX spec models and above will also get Honda LaneWatch.

The Japanese automaker expects the new Insight to receive an EPA fuel economy rating in excess of 50 mpg (4.7 l/100km). Doing all the work will be a two-motor hybrid system, using an efficient 1.5-liter petrol unit, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery back, the latter located under the rear seats, allowing for a full-size trunk and an available 60/40 split and folding rear seats.

Honda will build the 2019 Insight (in showrooms later this year) at their plant in Greensburg, Indiana, alongside the Civic and CR-V.

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Detroit-Bound Honda Insight Prototype Previews All-New 2019 Model 19
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, honda, Honda Insight, Hybrids, new cars on 12 19th, 2017

The Honda Insight prototype will make its global debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January, previewing a more upscale production model set to arrive next summer.

As you can see, the Insight will move on from its “quirky hatchback” roots and become a five-passenger sedan, taking its place above the Civic in the Japanese automaker’s passenger car lineup.

“With its sophisticated styling, dynamic stance, ample interior space and best-in-class performance, the all-new Insight embodies Honda’s approach to creating electrified vehicles without the typical tradeoffs,” said Honda exec, Henio Arcangeli Jr.

“You won’t have to be an electrification advocate to appreciate the new Insight – it’s a great car in its own right, independent of what’s happening under the hood.”

Compared to the old Insight, the all-new 2019 model features new styling, new packaging, premium features and improved performance, according to Honda. It will be powered by a two-motor hybrid system, said to offer fuel economy figures that are comparable to what you get in other compact hybrid models.

“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,” added Arcangeli. “With the 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.”

Honda will build the 2019 Insight at their Greensburg plant in Indiana, alongside the Civic and CR-V.


Honda Insight Brought Back From The Dead With A Subaru Flat-6 Strapped At The Back 15
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Engine Swaps, honda, Honda Insight, Honda Videos, racing, Subaru SVX, video on 05 15th, 2017

In the world of crazy engine swaps, it’s always refreshing to learn about custom builds that didn’t go down the popular way.
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Man Loses Honda Hybrid To Flooding On Live TV In Houston 19
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Honda Insight, Honda Videos, Offbeat News, Reports, video on 04 19th, 2016

According to meteorologists, some 18 in or over 45 cm of rain fell on the city of Houston on Monday alone, resulting in floods that even reached "historic" levels.
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Honda Crowned ‘Most Reliable Manufacturer’ In Survey Of Over 30,000 European Drivers 3
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in honda, Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, Honda Insight, Honda Jazz - Fit, Reports on 02 3rd, 2016

A reliability survey carried out from the Organization of Consumers and Users with over 30,000 drivers participating found Honda finishing in the first place as the most reliable car brand.
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Honda Insight Has Horrific Crash Nearing 200 mph at El Mirage 21
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Auto Addiction, Automotive, honda, Honda Insight, top speed, video on 11 21st, 2013


I know I know, some of you will say that speed kills but if you ask Jeremy Clarkson, he claims that speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you. Obviously right? Well, it seems this record-braking LSR Honda, known as a highly-modified first-generation Honda Insight, takes a serious roll nearing 200 mph where its driver, Brian Gillespie, fortunately lives to see another day only suffering ‘minor injuries’.

According to the Southern California Timing Association website, the vehicle previously broke the 200-mph barrier in a previous run.

Hit up the astonishing video below to see the full crash.

[sources: SCTA via AutoBlog]