Honda's last Insight hybrid flew its green-car flag high with its awkward, wedgy silhouette. The new prototype unveiled at the 2018 Detroit auto show strikes a much more sedate look, however. The Insight trades its previous hatchback body style for more traditional sedan lines and borrows much of its styling from Honda siblings Accord and Civic.
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Despite Honda officially calling it a prototype, there's not too much concept-y about it. The automaker said to expect the production version in late 2018 for model-year 2019, and it looks like much of the prototype will carry over.
Available features include leather seats, a 60/40-split folding backseat, and an 8-inch Display Audio multimedia system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability. Under the hood will be a version of Honda's two-motor hybrid system, which combines a 1.5-liter Used Engine , an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. Honda says the Insight will be able to operate solely on electric power in most driving conditions but did not provide specifics. The automaker was also mum on full fuel-economy estimates but did say it expects the Insight to get a combined EPA fuel-economy rating greater than 50 mpg.
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