First image of productoin 2009 Honda Insight Hybrid revealed

The production version of the 2009 Honda Insight Hybrid will make its world debut at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Honda says that the 5-door Insight will be the most affordable hybrid car available when it hits markets in spring of 2009.

Honda plans to sell 200,000 units of the Insight Hybrid annually – 100,000 of which are expected to come from North America.

Honda’s Insight Hybrid will be powered by a 1.3L gasoline engine mated to Honda’s new hybrid system. Fuel-economy of the production Insight is expected to mirror the Honda Civic Hybrid which gets 40/45 mpg (city/highway). We’ll have more details from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show next month.

Honda Insight Hybrid (production):


Honda Insight Hybrid Concept:



Honda Insight Hybrid Concept at the 2008 LA Auto Show: