2019 Honda Insight 3 – The Honda Insight has been declining in two generations since 1999 and has never been able to win the hybrid sedan market. The third grind no longer wants to live in the shadow of the Toyota Prius. At the Detroit Show, Honda introduces a vengeful concept car. Honda unveils the Detroit show (January 14 to 29, 2018) as a concept-car that fairly accurately shows the third generation of Honda Insight’s lines.
Although the first version of the Insight dates from 1999, the model has never benefited from the fame of its big rival: the Toyota Prius. The second opus was launched in 2009 with the argument of a shock selling price, but it never radiated globally.
Honda does not want to be in the shadows and puts the package so that this third opus has all its chances.
With a size of 4.63 m in length, the 2019 Honda Insight 3 is a little more imposing than its competitor (4.55 m). It takes over the body of the 4-door Honda Civic, designed primarily for the North American market but is also offered in Europe.
However, to mark the difference in technical terms between Civic and Insight, the latter is distinguished by the treatment of its extremities. A recipe that Toyota also uses to sing out the Toyota Prius and Toyota Prius rechargeable.
2019 Honda Insight 3 Design
Concept-Car obliges, Honda first plays the map of design in order to properly anchor in the minds the silhouette of its new Honda Insight. The Nippon manufacturer does not currently deliver the technical sheet of a car that will slip into the range between the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord.
However, there is no need to be Devin to consider the resumption of a powertrain already used on other models of the range (Honda Accor hybrid not imported in Europe and, the future Honda CR-V hybrid seen in the form of a concept at the fair of Frankfurt in September 2017).
The most plausible runway being that of a four-cylinder gasoline 2.0 i-VTEC thermal engine associated with two electric motors, the first animating the car in zero emission mode, the second one being a power generator.
If the 2019 Honda Insight 3 now seems to be well armed, it will find a new rival: the Korean Hyundai Ionicq.
More compact (4.47 m), an asset in Europe, it offers above all three formulas: hybrid, refillable hybrid and 100% electric. Decidedly, the Japanese will never have the easy life