Honda Insight Hybrid U.S. sales to begin April 2009

Honda surprised us all last week by giving us our first look at its upcoming Honda Insight Hybrid in concept form – which will debut to the public at the 2008 Paris Motor Show next month. But when will you see the final production version and when will it be available to purchase at a dealer near you?

Honda says that the Insight Hybrid Concept seen last week is a ‘near-production ready’ model. The five-door, five-passenger hatchback will U.S. hit showrooms in April 2009.

Honda plans on selling 200,000 units of the Insight Hybrid annually – 100,000 of which it hopes to come from the stateside. So far it is rumored that the production Insight hybrid will get near 60 mpg and will cost right below $19,000.

Honda Insight Concept Hybrid:



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