Honda to Discontinue Insight Hybrid

Bloomberg

Speed Read:

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.

Drill-Down Details:

  • 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.
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