Honda Insight Hybrid Production To End

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The Honda Insight hybrid is no more. That''s the confirmation from Honda itself, as slow sales prompt the Japanese automaker to end production of its flagship hybrid.

Honda Insight Hybrid: The Least-Wanted Car In America?

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So it appears to be with the Honda Insight, the subcompact mild hybrid hatchback that the company discontinued after the 2014 model year. DON''T MISS: Honda Ends 3. Green Honda Integrated Motor Assist New car sales mild hybrid sales subcompact Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps even years.

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Introduction To Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

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We do our best though, which is how I''ve come to be the proud owner of a 2001 Honda Insight. Cars are rather expensive objects, so dropping cash on the latest electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid, punchy

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End of the road for the Honda Insight?

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It was once seen as the prime competitor for the ultra-successful Toyota Prius: but now it appears that the Honda Insight has lost the hybrid car war. Honda

5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

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61 mpg is what I''ve managed so far from the 2001 Honda Insight I bought back in March, over a distance of more than 5,000 miles. 61 mpg. That''s the figure everyone will want to know, so that''s the one I''m starting with. That, for the record, is eight miles per gallon better than the figure buyers would have seen on the car''s window sticker back in

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2012 Honda Insight

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Two years ago, Honda launched its Insight subcompact hybrid hatchback to high hopes. Regrettably, the company saw its hopes for soaring sales of its mild hybrids dashed, with the Insight selling less than half the projected number--largely because it suffered in comparison to its showroom stablemate, the Honda Fit.

2011 Honda Insight

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The 2011 Honda Insight is the least expensive hybrid car on sale in the U.S. But despite this distinction, the subcompact hatchback hasn’t been a success for Honda, selling just a fraction of early projections. this year, at a base price of just $18,970 with delivery. In part, that’s because it sits on showroom floors right next to the

Will Honda Insight, CR-Z Hybrids Be Pulled From U.S. Sale Too?

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required) reports that Honda will end European sales of the CR-Z and Insight hybrids after their numbers consistently failed to meet expectations. Honda sold 1,242 Insight hybrids in Europe last year, down 62 percent from the year before. Sometimes--to quote a famous frog--it''s not easy being green. Automotive News Europe (sub.

2012 Honda Insight: The Overlooked Subcompact Hybrid Choice?

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With four different Prius models and two non-prius hybrids now for sale in the U.S., it’s easy to go straight to a Toyota dealership when you’re looking for a hybrid car. As we’ve pointed out before, however, there are plenty of other great hybrid choices on the market worthy of your attention, cars like the 2012 Honda Insight

2013 Honda Insight: The Forgotten Hybrid?

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And with poor sales and Toyota's Prius C now on the market as a head-to-head rival, the Honda Insight can definitely consider itself a follower. That's a shame, for those who remember the original Honda Insight. Some lead, others follow. It may have looked quirky, cost a great deal and only seated two, but it was a triumph of engineering over

2012 Toyota Prius C Vs 2012 Honda Insight: Sub-$20K Hybrids Compared

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If you're in the market for a brand new hybrid but want to save a few pennies on purchase price, you're really limited to two vehicles. One is the 2012 Honda Insight, familiar not just for its Prius-like profile but also having been on sale for several years now. The other is the 2012 Toyota Prius c, taking everything the Prius badge stands for

3 Best-Selling Hybrids: Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Sonata Hybrid

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For a few years now, hybrid sales have been stalled at 2 to 3 percent of the U.S. But for the first seven months of this year, the total is at the low end of the scale: Hybrids represented 2.06 The top three best-selling hybrids since January are market. percent of sales from January through August, and just 1.98 percent of sals in August alone.

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Chevrolet Volt continues to be top seller for plug-in vehicles

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When it comes to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, there is one clear frontrunner when it comes to early sales. The Chevrolet Volt (pictured) is once again the top selling plug-in vehicle in the USA, according to official statistics for October.

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Will Surging Gas Prices Save The Honda Insight?

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The Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid vehicle of all time and recently passed three million sales globally and a million in the U.S., So then, why hasn't it for the Honda Insight? over more than a decade. And when fuel prices rise, so has demand for the Prius and other high-mileage vehicles. Ever since its introduction more than two years

Tesla Is Top Pick, Fisker Karma Restart, Honda Insight Dies: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: The Tesla Model S is named Best Overall vehicle by Consumer Reports, Wanxiang releases a rough timeline for the restart of Fisker Karma production, and the Honda Insight hybrid comes to the end of the road. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla Model S electric car was named Best Overall vehicle by Consumer

2012 Honda Insight: Higher MPGs, New Grille, Nicer Interior

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For 2012, Honda is planning to revise the Insight hatchback to address several of the criticisms levied against its smallest four-seat hybrid. Now, it's released a few details of the revised 2012 Insight before it officially unveils the updated model at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens September 13. In the two years it's been on sale, the

Insight tops Japanese best-sellers list

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Having already surpassed the Toyota Prius during its first month of sales in the UK, Honda’s Insight is now ranked as the best selling car among all new vehicle registrations in Japan in April marking the first time a hybrid model has been the top seller during any monthly sales period. According to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, 10,481 units of the Honda Insight were sold marking the continuation of growing success for Honda on home turf.

Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

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Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed. The latest Prius even beats the original Honda Insight hybrid, the magazine says, That.

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Chevy Volt Price-Gouging Pushes Buyer Into Honda Insight Hybrid

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For all the media furor over the 2011 Nissan Leaf and the 2011 Chevy Volt, you'd think that tens of thousands of them were flooding onto our streets each month. Not so. As of Feb 28, the total sold between both cars was just 1,102, made up of 928 Volts and 174 Leafs. Now, it may be that those totals won't rise as fast as the makers had planned

2012 Honda Insight: New Front Styling, Better Gas Mileage

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Although the Honda Insight was eagerly awaited before it launched as a 2010 model, the little hybrid hatchback has never come remotely close to its sales goals. But the company isn't giving up, and the new 2012 Honda Insight features revised front styling, a nicer interior, and improved gas mileage ratings. The subcompact 2012 Insight now gets EPA

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Honda to undercut Insight with two hybrids?

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With the Toyota Prius still providing stiff competition, it appears that Honda may be willing to undercut the price of its own Insight Hybrid car as it bids to land a larger share of the green car market. According to reports, the Japanese car manufacturer is considering introducing two hybrid cars that will be priced lower than the Insight. In addition Honda is expected to launch a hybrid version of its Fit model in fiscal year 2010/11.

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Utility Vehicle Debuts At Chicago Auto Show

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The 2017 Kia Niro "hybrid utility vehicle" revealed this morning at the Chicago Auto Show marks the South Korean brand's ambitious entry into dedicated hybrids. While dedicated hybrids have traditionally been hatchbacks--think Honda Insight, Toyota Prius, even the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt--none have yet been designed as crossover utility. Chicago Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

Prius tops the sales charts again

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The runners-up in the sales chart included the Honda Fit, which finished second with 17,241 units; followed by the Toyota Vitz at 12,731 units; and the Honda Insight Hybrid at 10,289 units sold. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Toyota Honda Fit Honda Insight Hybrid Japan new car sales Japan sales Toyota Prius Toyota Vitz

Honda Insight Hybrid To Be Canned By 2015?

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Honda''s Insight has never enjoyed the success of the Toyota Prius or even Honda''s own Civic Hybrid, and it looks like the writing is now finally on the wall for the budget hybrid hatchback. According to Autoblog Green, sources within the company have revealed that some preparation procedures normally associated with a new model-year launch--such

Hybrid Sales Still Climbing: 8 Percent Of U.S. Sales By 2020?

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There was a point, when Toyota Prius and Honda Insights were rolling off dealer lots in their mere hundreds nationwide, that hybrids were easy to dismiss. Now, as sales leap 32 percent in the first two months of this year and market share sits around 4 percent, the humble hybrid has become a real player--and it's set to grow even further by the

2017 Kia Niro hybrid SUV: are electric, AWD versions in the works?

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The 2017 Kia Niro, slated to go on sale late this year, will be Kia’s first dedicated hybrid, for which there's an entirely unique body style. Yet compared to other such hybrid-exclusive vehicles, like the Toyota Prius family, the former Honda Insight, and the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq—with which it shares a platform, a hybrid system, and. Plug-In Hybrids

Toyota Prius Vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid: Pros And Cons

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For several years, Toyota had the hybrid market pretty much sewn up with its Prius. Okay, so it never reached the heady economy highs of the original Honda Insight, but it was far more practical and electric running made it the hybrid of choice in city driving. That''s until the Ford C-Max Hybrid appeared, at any rate.

New Honda Insight details revealed

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The new version of the Honda Insight Hybrid is now on sale in the US and boasts an influx of new features. The vehicle, which has a starting price of $18,200, has a base line model known simply as “Insight” with Insight LX and the top-of-the-line Insight EX also available. Green cars Honda Latest news 2011 Honda Insight Honda hybrid cars Honda Insight Honda Insight Hybrid Hybrid cars new Honda Insight

2013 Honda Insight

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Now in its fourth year on the market, the 2013 Honda Insight has never quite lived up to the legacy left by its ground-breaking 1999 predecessor--even if it's now a much more usable vehicle. Sales have been much lower than Honda expected, and the Insight remains a niche player in the market. The 2013 Insight is still the least expensive hybrid

All Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Are Compliance Cars, For Now

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When the first Honda Insight and Toyota Prius hybrids launched in 1999 and 2000, expectations for their sales were low. And hybrids indeed logged annual sales in the low thousands until the second-generation Prius came along for 2004. But the sales numbers for the earliest hybrids look stratospheric compared to the projections for sales of. Japan hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell compliance car

2016 Toyota Prius: Most Fuel-Efficient Car Without A Plug, Ever

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It was the first hybrid car to be sold in the U.S., It was the 2000 Honda Insight, which until now has stood as the. beating the now-legendary Toyota Prius by a few months. It was a tiny two-seater with a three-cylinder engine, spats over the rear wheel openings to reduce aerodynamic drag, and a host of highly advanced technologies for its time. Green EPA Ratings Fuel Economy

Why Can't We Buy Cars That Do 60, 70, Or 80 MPG?

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The first-generation Honda Insight hybrid, sold from 2000 through 2006, is renowned even today for its ultra-high gas mileage: 52 mpg combined (48 mpg city, 58 mpg highway). So why, 15 years after the Insight went on sale--considering Those ratings remain unmatched today by anything today that doesn''t include a plug and a large battery pack.

Hybrids More Efficient Outside U.S. Due To Different Drive Patterns: Report

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Ever since the first Honda Insight and Toyota Prius arrived on U.S. shores, hybrid vehicles have been among the most efficient vehicles on the road. The latest Toyota Prius is rated at 50 mpg combined by the EPA, a figure that only plug-in vehicles currently top. But in other countries, the Prius has even higher official economy figures. And in

Every 2014 And 2015 Hybrid Car In The U.S.: Ultimate Guide

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Turn back the clock by one decade, and there were just four hybrid cars on sale in the U.S. The original Honda Insight was still going strong as the most efficient vehicle on sale (and only plug-in cars still better it today). Honda also offered the Civic Hybrid. And Ford''s Escape Hybrid had just made its One was the first-generation Toyota Prius.

Honda to introduce three new hybrid cars

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Japanese carmaker Honda has made a huge announcement with just two weeks left before the Beijing International Auto Show – by declaring it will introduce three new hybrid cars in the China region. In total, Honda will introduce more than 10 new and full model change Honda models over three years – from 2013-2015. Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news China green cars Honda CR-Z Honda Fit Honda Insight

Acura Kills ILX Hybrid For 2015; Only Two Mild Hybrids Left

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Following the cancellation of the Honda Insight after the 2014 model year, Honda''s upmarket Acura brand has eliminated the hybrid model from its entry-luxury ILX compact sedan lineup for 2015. Another one bites the dust. The 2015 Acura ILX will be offered with two of the previous three powertrains: a 150-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine

2012 Honda Fit Vs 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid: High Gas Mileage Battle

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Virtually every manufacturer now offers a high-mpg vehicle, but Honda could lay claim to being one of the first. If you're in the market for a fuel efficient vehicle your choice is better than ever. Since the Civic arrived back in the 1970s, the Japanese carmaker has made fuel economy a high priority in its cars. These days cars like the 2012

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2015 Honda Civic Gas Mileage: 45-MPG Hybrid, 33-MPG Regular Models Unchanged

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The Honda Civic is a renowned gas-sipper in the compact car market and the latest iteration of the hybrid model is no exception. For 2015, the Civic Hybrid continues the 2014 car''s gas mileage of 45 mpg combined (44 mpg city, 47 mpg highway), itself an improvement on the 2013 model''s 44 mpg all-round. Now that the Honda Insight is waving goodbye

Our Guide To Every Hybrid Car On Sale In The U.S.

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Turn back the clock by one decade, and there were three hybrid cars on sale in the U.S. One was the first-generation Toyota Prius, the original Honda Insight was still going strong as the most efficient vehicle on sale, and Honda also offered the Civic Hybrid. Today, including different transmission options that figure has risen to 48, giving

2012 Toyota Prius C Hybrid Vs 2012 Toyota Yaris: MPG Battle

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A few days back we took a look at two similar, yet very different Hondas. The 2012 Honda Insight and 2012 Honda Fit share a platform, but different bodystyles and the use of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology in the Insight, makes each model unique.