The production version of the 2019 Honda Insight will make its debut this week at the 2018 New York International Auto Show – providing a first look at the latest entry in Honda’s expanding lineup of electrified vehicles. 

The Insight is positioned and priced between Civic and Accord in Honda’s passenger car lineup. Powered by the third generation of Honda’s innovative and efficient two-motor hybrid system, the hybrid sedan’s 151 horsepower Atkinson cycle engine combines with a lightweight structure to deliver the best power-to-weight ratio in its class as well as up to 55 mpg in the city.

“The Honda Insight shows consumers that the efficiency of a hybrid car doesn’t mean sacrificing style, refinement or performance,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “The Insight is another symbol of a new era in the evolution of Hondaelectrified vehicles, where customers can have everything they want with no compromises.”

2019 Honda Insight

Based on the Civic, the Insight boasts a low and wide stance highlighted by Honda’s signature “flying wing” grille and low-profile LED headlights. Inside, the sedan features premium cabin appointments including a soft-touch instrument panel with real stitching, a 7-inch TFT display, available heated and leather-trimmed seating and an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

The 2019 Insight will be available in three trims – the LX, EX and Insight Touring. Standard features include full LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, a 7-inch TFT digital driver’s meter, push-button start, a 6-speaker audio system and Bluetooth.

The EX adds Smart Entry, two additional audio speakers, SiriusXM radio and an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen.

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The Touring adds 17-inch alloy wheels, LED fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, a power moonroof, LED side-mirror turn signals, perforated leather seating, heated front seats with 8-way power adjustment for the driver and 4-way power for the passenger, dual-zone climate control and embedded HondaSatellite-Linked Navigation System.

On the safety front, the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistance technologies comes standard. Included are forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, lane keep, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow and traffic sign recognition. Insight EX and Touring trims will also come equipped with HondaLaneWatch and all trims will have a multi-angle rearview camera.

The Insight will be manufactured alongside the Civic and CR-V at Honda’s plant in Greensburg, Indiana. Further details, such as pricing and release date, should be released shortly.

2019 Honda Insight

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