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: