A 5-seat concept with production scheduled for mid-2018. It should provide world beating efficiency thanks to the brands two-motor hybrid system. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Dec. 19, 2017 2019 Honda Insight. Can you say YaHoo???!!! The Honda Insight Prototype is scheduled to be shown for the first time at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 15, 2018. The all-new platform is slated to fit between the Civic and all-new Accord within Honda's passenger car lineup. As a previous owner of a red 2000 Insight with the stick, the Insight was and still is a personal favorite vehicle within all my own automotive history. Introduced in 1999, the first-gen was America's first hybrid and a game changer. A PURE engineering exercise to reduce consumption and emissions, it used the most aerodynamic shape and an all-new lightweight aluminum structure. Even today it is still recognized as the most fuel-efficient car ever to be introduced into the U.S. The second-gen Insight made its debut in 2009 as the most affordable hybrid on the market. With its 5-door, 5-passenger design, the second-gen offered increased space and utility while continuing to employ the IMA single motor hybrid system. The all-new 2019 Insight will arrive with the very latest design inside and out, premium features and even more performance. The all-new third gen will incorporate Honda's latest two-motor hybrid system offering fuel economy that is competitive with other compact hybrid models. Consider the new Insight as what the Civic and Accord could have been. More contemporary and fluid lines with less angular pieces, a lighter weight platform with possibly the Civic’s 1.5L but more heavily atkinsonized mated to the Accord’s hyper efficient two motor hybrid system, and hopefully all the right bells and whistles inside without a price premium to competitors. <-- This last item is still a question mark. The 2019 Insight will be manufactured right here in the U.S. at Honda's Greensburg, Indiana plant.