NAIAS 2018: Honda insight prototype is a hybrid without any compromise
making its world debut at NAIAS 2018 (north american international auto show), the all-new honda ‘insight’ is an upscale, stylish five-passenger sedan that delves into the future design styling and electrical engineering of the japanese motor company. the car enhances their innovative two-motor hybrid system – the first of their electrified vehicle range – to offer uncompromised yet still efficient performance.
all images courtesy of honda
‘with its sophisticated styling, dynamic stance, ample interior space and best-in-class performance, the all-new Insight embodies honda’s approach to creating electrified vehicles without the typical tradeoffs,‘ said henio arcangeli, jr., senior vice president of automobile sales and general manager of the honda division, american honda motor co., inc. ‘you won’t have to be an electrification advocate to appreciate the new insight – it’s a great car in its own right, independent of what’s happening under the hood.‘
first released in 1999, with the second generation following in 2009, the honda ‘insight’ was america’s first hybrid vehicle and combined this technological power with optimized aerodynamics and a lightweight aluminum structure. the third generation, set to be released in 2019, takes these elements to new heights, which will be revealed at NAIAS 2018. the styling, packaging, premium features and performance showcases a completely new approach from the automotive brand. the exterior design immediately highlights a more electrified form, with dynamic cuts, lighting and wheel details.