Honda to boost output of the Insight for the U.S.
Honda’s Insight hybrid is a huge hit and Japan. Barley on sale for a week in the U.S., the Insight has becoming a big love-interest for treehuggers – so much so that Honda is already working on increasing output for the hybrid in North America.
According to Automotive News, Honda is already turning out 600 units of the Insight a day with half of them being left-hand drive units. Nonetheless, executives say that production outside of Japan is long ways off. The Honda Insight is currently rolling off the line at Honda’s Suzuka plant. Line 1, which is the only Honda line making hybrid vehicles, is also responsible for production of the Civic and the Fit.
The Honda Insight went on sale in Japan on Feb 6. and has racked up more than 21,000 orders since. That number is nearly triple Honda’s domestic sales target of 5,000 units a month.
Honda is looking to sell 200,000 units of the Insight annually, with 100,000 coming from North America.
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– By: Omar Rana