The Japanese automaker – just like most of its competitors – has announced its own plans to switch to electrification, with a goal to achieve by 2030 sales of wo-thirds of global models with electrified powertrains.
Honda’s Insight label is set to return to prime time, with the production version previewed by the new Insight Prototype that’s set to debut during the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Given the “prototype” label, the series Insight should be very close to the model showcased in front of the worldwide audience of the Detroit Motor Show – though we bet the 19-inch wheels won’t be carrying over. The Insight seems to be derived from the Civic sedan, with a new design for the body that’s inclined towards maximum aerodynamic efficiency.
Other features should be good for the dealerships as well – LED front and rear lights, a digital instrument cluster, eight-inch touchscreen for the infotainment suite and Honda’s Sensing active-safety technologies. More so, practicability should be good as well, with the boot allowing for almost as many luggage as a standard Civic sedan. The tech specs are already in – a new variant of the company’s two-motor hybrid powertrain, down from 2 liters in the Accord hybrid to a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle, putting it into perspective directly against competitors such as the Hyundai Ioniq and Toyota Prius.