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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The New Honda Insight

by , 09/09/08

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Honda recently revealed the vehicle that it hopes will be the ultimate Prius killer. Dubbed the Insight Concept, the vehicle is the latest in Honda’s lineup of next-generation energy efficient vehicles. At a proposed asking point of less than $18,000 the five passenger hatchback is being billed as the cheapest hybrid on the market!


The Insight Concept uses the company’s Integrated Motor Assist Hybrid Technology, which allows Honda to produce a vehicle that significantly less expensive than traditional hybrids. The Insight will be a five passenger hatchback, with a sleek shape that evokes the much larger FCX Clarity.

The Insight Concept will be officially unveiled during the Paris International Auto Show next month, and Honda has already announced that it intends to sell 200,000 units annually. The vehicle is currently being prepared for release in Japan in Europe next spring, with a US release to follow.

+ Honda

Via Associated Press

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4 Comments

  1. snaketronic23 September 11, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    I’ll be shocked if that $18,000 price point actually holds.

  2. jtbob September 10, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Too bad it’s not the size of the prius. Since it’s a 5-door I doubt it will get the Insight’s impressive mpg rating.

  3. jos_smos September 10, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Perhaps that’s why it’s under 18.000$… “We don’t need a new design, just take it from someone who already invested in innovative design”.

    But hey, I like the price anyway, so I don’t really care if it’s a Prius-design rip-off…

  4. WBrooke September 9, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Nice car!
    But from the front wheels back it looks exactly like a Prius.

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