Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Mar 27, 2018.
Hope it's not as disappointing as the HAH.
Another week and another week with no details.
Honda website says
LX / EX:
I have no idea what the asterisk means.
They have hidden it too well.
* Based on 2019 EPA mpg ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.
You have to click on the asterisk to read it.
2019 Honda Insight Watch weekly update...
Nothing to see here yet folks.
While not the EPA release we have been hoping for, the most anticipated Hybrid launch in 2018 begins production!
Honda has now started mass producing of its all-new 2019 Honda Insight in Indiana thanks in part to a $61.5 million capital investment in Indiana and Ohio for production of the latest in Honda electrified vehicle. The launch of the Insight at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) in Greensburg, IN reflects Honda's increasing investment in the production of electrified vehicles in America.
2019 Honda Insight
The Insight will be the basis of Honda’s declaration that two-thirds of its global auto sales will be electrified by around 2030. Under the Honda Electrification Initiative, the company plans to introduce electrified powertrains to virtually all of its core models including the CR-V in the years ahead.
HMIN will build all Insight models for the North American market and has invested $32.5 million to support its production. Three Ohio plants contribute the Insight's powertrain. Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America (HTM), in Russells Point, Ohio, has invested $29 million for production of the Insight's twin electric motor unit, which is the heart of the Insight's innovative gas-electric hybrid powertrain. The Insight's hybrid battery pack is assembled at the company's Marysville, Ohio auto plant, where Honda also produces the just-launched 2019 Accord Hybrid. The Insight's Atkinsonized 1.5L is produced at the company's Anna, Ohio engine plant.
Among the changes made to the Indiana plant for Insight production is a new 19,200 square-foot building expansion to accommodate in-house subassembly of the vehicle's front-end module. This modular approach to the construction of the vehicle's front frame and associated components, such as the radiator and cooling fan, was first introduced on the 2016 Civic and is now employed for the Accord and CR-V as well. The new Insight marks the first time the Indiana plant is subassembling the front-end module in-house. Other new processes for Insight include the installation of electrified vehicle systems such as high-voltage wiring, the battery unit and power control system.
HMIN will now produce the Insight, Civic and CR-V on the same production line.
The 2019 Honda Insight, launching at Honda dealerships nationally early this summer, is a sophisticated hybrid sedan positioned between Civic and Accord in Honda's U.S. lineup. The Insight offers comfortable seating for five with leading-edge technology, including standard Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technology, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Powered by the third generation of Honda's innovative and efficient two-motor hybrid system, Insight's 151 net system horsepower combines with a lightweight structure to deliver the best power-to-weight ratio in its class along with helping it receive up to a projected 55-mpg rating2 in the city.
The Insight is the fifth electrified Honda model launched in the past 18 months, following the introduction of the Clarity Series – Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid – and the just-launched 2019 Accord Hybrid.
The production news was good. Nothing on the release date, full specs, or EPA yet however. Maybe this coming week? #FingersCrossed for a decent 50+ highway result to go along with the early 55 city estimate. Honda usually issues low prelims so the Insight may actually achieve EPA estimates closer to the Ioniq Blue and Prius Two Eco territory once released.
I can't think of a better time that right about now to release a car that gets killer mileage. Gas is getting closer and closer to $4 a gallon out in California.
$3.81 across Calif. last week and it looks like it may have stabilized? The CBG Summer fuel blend is a week in now too so hopefully it stabilizes here?
Great time to release the Insight for sure!
If the Insight doesn't succeed with this fortuitous timing, we're all in trouble.
I saw my first Niro on the road yesterday. It's bigger than I thought.
Of course , it's too tall. Honda is gambling that hybrid buyers
want a sedan style. I like that. The Insight is pretty large ,
but I guess all cars are these days. Are Americans getting larger ?
As the years go by, some of us are...
I remember my first four seat "full load" when my Civic was new, .... approaching 1,000 lbs. Plenty of room in the car, but my mpg was a little strained. A year and a half later, ... 2 got noticeably bigger, one got smaller. I stayed the same.
I am just hoping the Insight is a kick @$$ fuel saver. It is less polarizing than the angular Civic from which it is based and "should" be much more efficient. Fingers are still crossed.
Anytime now... Just not yet.
Nothing new to report...
Short lead is in < 2 weeks so the details should be revealed soon.
Early reviews are indicating this will be a true 55 mpg car when driven 'normally' in a 'normal' city commute. (55/49/52)
Pricing seems reasonable. Nicely done, Honda.
/in an overall comparison (imo) this beats the Prius and the Ioniq, .. and I almost wonder if it creeps into Camry hybrid territory?
You mean the 2-year old Prius and Ioniq? I should hope so! Bottom line, it is great to have all these great choices to serve differing drivers' tastes.
Isn't the Camry in a different size class? (I don't know the answer) The Insight is between the Accord and Civic in size, right? I thought the Camry was Accord sized more or less?
The Civic is considered compact, while the Camry and Accord are mid-sized. But if you sit in the back seat of a Civic, ... it could almost fool you into thinking it is mid-sized as well**. ... the Prius or Ioniq? .. not quite as much (but both of those have the hatch utility advantage)
** exception being if you are tall, then the Civic's "fastback" headroom probably starts to cut into your thinking
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