Honda will end production of its Insight hybrid this month
The Insight is still the most fuel efficient non-plug-in car with an EPA rating of 61 mpg highway and 53 mpg combined.
- The five-door hatchback was introduced in the 2010 model year as a competitor to the Toyota Prius
- Its lower fuel economy, smaller size and me-too styling never caught on with customers
- It costs several thousand dollars less than the Prius.
- Sales of the Insight numbered just 4,802 last year, compared to 145,172 for the Prius.
- The current Insight is rated at 42 mpg combined, trailing the 50 mpg Prius as well as Honda’s new Accord Hybrid sedan at 47 mpg.
- A Honda spokesperson would not say if the company is planning an Insight replacement.