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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Honda introduces new Insight Hybrid

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Japanese carmaker Honda has announced the introduction of a refreshed Insight Hybrid model, which will be accompanied by an Insight Exclusive model with a 1.5litre engine. Both hybrid cars will go on sale at dealerships in Japan on November 11 with a combined sales target of 1,500units monthly. The Honda Insight Hybrid will start at [.].

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

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., 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 it’s easy to go straight to a Toyota dealership when you’re looking for a hybrid car.

Prius tops the sales charts again

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Whoever thought the only certainties in life were death and taxes clearly hasn’t paid attention to the sales charts in Japan lately. per cent of the country’s total car sales for the month. Amazingly however, even though the Prius’s total sales were substantially higher than in August (when it posted 21,669 sales), its share of the new vehicle market actually dropped from 12.1

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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One is the 2012 Honda Insight, familiar not just for its Prius-like profile but also having been on sale for several years now. 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. The other is the 2012 Toyota Prius c, taking everything the Prius badge stands for

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

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. percent of sales from January through August, and just 1.98 market. But for the first seven months of this year, the total is at the low end of the scale: Hybrids represented 2.06 percent of sals in August alone. The top three best-selling hybrids since January are

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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

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

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

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. The Insight itself is already cheaper than Toyota’s Prius, albeit it only achieves 41mpg compared to the Prius’s 50mpg.

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

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.

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.

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

Sales of hybrid cars increase in US

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Reported sales of hybrids in the US increased by 5.2 Indeed sales of hybrids have significantly out-performed the total light duty vehicle market, which dropped by 27.7 Here is a look at how each manufacturer faired: Ford: It was a decent month for Ford with the new hybrid version of the Fusion and Milan boosting overall hybrid sales to 3,649 units - a June sales record and up 91 per cent compared to the previous year.

A closer look at US auto sales in July

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Today we take a closer look at how each manufacturer has faired as US auto sales slowed their decline throughout the month of July. In all, passenger car sales dropped 10.6 Reported sales jumped 31.8 per cent new vehicles sales market share for the month, the highest monthly share to date. Ford: The US manufacturer posted the first year-on-year sales gains of any major car manufacturer in the US market with total sales climbing two per cent to 158,838 units.

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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

Honda Insight Sales Outpacing Toyota Prius in UK

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The Honda Insight, launched this month, is outselling its competitors in the hybrid market. Since going on sale on 4 April, 229 Insights have been sold in the UK, ahead of its nearest rival the Toyota Prius (198 units). Together with Civic Hybrid (79 units), Honda (UK) has sold 308 hybrid family cars this month, despite April being known as one of the quietest months in the sales calendar. Honda expects to sell around 7,000 Insights in the UK this year.

Honda Insight Hybrid Goes on Sale in Japan on Friday

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Honda Motor Co. will begin selling the all-new Insight hybrid ( earlier post ) in Japan on Friday, 6 February, starting at ¥1,890,000 (~US$21,100). The Insight features a newly developed hybrid system including a 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine and Honda’s fifth-generation Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) technology. To further support fuel-efficient driving, the Insight features the Ecological Drive Assist System (Eco Assist) as standard equipment on all models.

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. One was the first-generation Toyota Prius. And Ford''s Escape Hybrid had just made its

Honda Insight Sales Take Plunge, Company Reconsiders Hybrid Fit

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Honda had initially set a sales goal of the newly redesigned Honda Insight at 200,000 units in 2010, its first full year of production. Last year, the company sold 130,445 total units worldwide since the Insight's introduction which began in Japan in February and spread throughout the rest of the The number is certainly a high target to aim for.

U.S. Toyota Prius Sales Top One-Million Mark

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The Prius went on sale in the U.S. market nearly eleven years ago, and while it wasn't the first hybrid on sale here—that title would go to the original Honda Insight two-seater—it has arguably made the most impact on the market. Toyota announced today that it's sold more than one million of its Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles.

Ford bucks the hybrid car sales trend

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Hybrid car sales may have slumped as the recession continues to take its toll on the car industry, but Ford has made itself the exception that proves the rule. During the first nine months of 2009, Ford’s US hybrid sales are 73 per cent higher than during the same period in 2008 largely thanks to the introduction of hybrid versions of the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, which went on sale for the first time in March, 2009.

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.

Hybrid sales leap in the US

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The cash for clunkers campaign has given a massive boost to hybrid sales in the US, with a reported leap by 48.6 Overall sales of light duty vehicles in the US increased by one per cent to 1,261,997 units according to figures from Autodata, with reported hybrid sales representing 3.07 per cent of new vehicle sales. Compared to July 2009 results, hybrid sales increased by 9.2 per cent while sales of all light duty vehicles rose by 26.5

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Honda Ends Three Green Models For 2015: Insight, Fit EV, FCX Clarity

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With the new and more fuel-efficient Honda Fit hatchback now on sale, the Japanese carmaker is slimming down its lineup a bit. For 2015, it has eliminated three low-selling green cars: the Honda Insight hybrid subcompact, the Honda Fit EV electric car, and the very low-volume Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. DON''T MISS: 2015 Honda

Honda Insight Sells 569 Units in First Week of US Sales

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The Honda 2010 Insight hybrid, which made its sales debut in the US in limited quantities on 24 March, posted sales of 569 units through the end of the month. The Insight, which carries an EPA rating of 40/43/41 city/highway/combined miles per gallon, has an MSRP of $19,800, excluding tax, license, registration, destination charges and options. Last week, Honda said that it had received orders for 21,000 Insights in Japan.

New Honda Insight 10th-Best Selling Car in Japan in February, Edges Out Prius

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Honda’s Insight hybrid was Japan’s 10 th -best-selling new car in February, excluding minicars, according to figures from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. Honda received more than 15,000 orders for the Insight, which was launched that month. But it was able to deliver just 4,906 units, missing its monthly sales target of 5,000. Nevertheless, the Insight made No. Nikkei.

Toyota Prius Continues To Trounce Honda's Insight In Global Hybrid Sales

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The Toyota Prius has come a long way since hitting the market over a decade ago. Back then, at the turn of the 21st century, it was no more than a fuel efficient but ultimately unappealing curio, bought only by a select few. Fast-track to 2012 and it was one of the world''s highest-selling cars, with 389,932 units hitting the streets globally

Honda hybrid cars smash sales barrier

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It was another successful year for Honda’s range of hybrid cars – as they surpassed 800,000 cumulative sales worldwide at the end of December, 2011. It has been 12 years and two months since the first generation Honda Insight was introduced in Japan in November, 1999. More recently, Honda has introduced six new hybrid cars [.]. Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Accord Hybrid Civic Hybrid Honda hybrid cars Honda Insight

After 11 Years, Two-Millionth Hybrid Car Sold In United States

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And while we may never know exactly who that person was, the car was the 2-millionth hybrid-electric vehicle sold here since the very first Honda Insight went on sale in late 1999. Industry trade journal Ward's Auto calculated from its sales data that the milestone was Sometime early last week, someone somewhere in the U.S. bought a hybrid car.

Polk: 35% of hybrid owners buying hybrids again

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In the case of Honda hybrid owners, more than 52% of them stayed with the Honda brand, while just under 20% of this same owner group bought another hybrid vehicle from any brand. Hybrids SalesPolk’s assessment of hybrid loyalty by quarter. Data: Polk. Click to enlarge.

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Toyota and Ford enjoy hybrid sales gains

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It was a good month for both Toyota and Ford, despite safety concerns surrounding their vehicles, as both reported strong gains in hybrid sales in March 2010 year-on-year. In the case of Toyota, hybrid sales rose by 21.6 per cent by volume to 16,714 units; while Ford enjoyed sales of 3,050 units – an increase of [.].

OpinionAn open letter to Ford from a customer

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This is not an issue about EPA testing standards, but rather an issue about setting false customer expectations in order to promote sales. For the record, during the last three years I have leased both a 2010 Prius and 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid, and consider myself an experienced hyper-miler. My mileage in the Prius is 50-plus, the Insight is 40-plus. I thought my 2013 C-MAX would be a Prius Killer? As a returning Ford buyer I feel deceived.

One in 10 new cars sold is… a Toyota Prius

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The vehicle maintained its top spot in Japan new passenger car sales for the seventh month in a row, posting 26,815 units according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. Total passenger car sales for the month were 268,450. According to the Nikkei , Honda’s Insight Hybrid came in fifth in the overall rankings for the month with 9,413 units sold – combined with the Prius, the two hybrids accounted for 13.5 per cent of new vehicle sales for the month. .