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Auto Shows 2019 Honda Insight Heads to New York With 151 HP

02:20  28 march  2018
02:20  28 march  2018 Source:   motortrend.com

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If your next purchase is a small premium crossover, get ready to add a new competitor to your shortlist in the recently unveiled Lexus UX, awaiting its North American debut at this year’s NY Auto Show. 2019 Honda Insight Debuts In Production Form, Gets 151 hp And 55mpg City.

Honda has announced that the 2019 Insight will celebrate its global premiere at the New York Auto Show in its final production version. The combined output of the new powertrain is 151 hp and 197lb-ft of torque, with Honda claiming best-in-class power-to-weight ratio, as well as an estimated 55-mpg

Honda debuted a prototype for the third-generation Insight in January, and the production version revealed today looks pretty much the same. But now Honda is dropping a few more details on its reinvented hybrid, which will make its public debut at the New York auto show.

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Honda ’s new 2019 Insight is attractive, efficient, roomy, and likely affordable, which could make the car appealing to a broader audience. email. BY Ron Sessions. New york daily news.

The all- new , production version of the 2019 Insight makes its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), providing a first Powered by the third generation of Honda 's innovative and efficient two-motor hybrid system, Honda Insight 's 151 net system horsepower

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The original Insight launched in 1999 as a streamlined two-door hatch and the first hybrid to reach the U.S. After discontinuing the nameplate in 2014, Honda is bringing back the model as a premium five-passenger sedan. We learned today that the new 2019 Honda Insight makes a total output of 151 hp and 197 lb-ft of electric motor torque. Based on internal certification testing, Honda estimates the Insight can hit up to 55 mpg in the city. Official EPA estimates have not yet been released.

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To achieve these numbers, the compact sedan utilizes a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine and two-motor hybrid system. In most scenarios, the gasoline engine, connected to the generator motor, produces electricity that feeds the electric propulsion motor and/or the lithium-ion battery pack. Honda says the Insight can drive for short distances of roughly a mile on electricity alone. This applies if the car is in Normal mode; drivers can also choose Econ and Sport driving modes.

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The all- new 2019 Honda Insight gets a two-motor hybrid system producing 151 hp and returning up to 55mpg city - read more here: www.carscoops.com/2018/03/ 2019 - honda - insight -debuts-production

"The new 2019 Honda Insight signals that we are entering a new era of electrification with a new generation of Honda products that offer customers the benefits of advanced propulsion technology without the traditional compromises in design, premium equipment or packaging

By now you've probably noticed the Insight looks a lot a Civic, and that's no accident. It sits on the same basic architecture as the 10th-generation Civic. However, the Insight gets a unique aluminum hood that cuts weight, and additional sound insulation has been put into the engine bay, front fenders, and other areas to keep the cabin quiet. The Insight boasts a fully independent suspension system with Macpherson struts up front and a multi-link setup in the rear.

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Three trim levels will be available: LX, EX, and Touring. Some standard goodies include a 7-inch instrument cluster screen, six-speaker audio system, LED headlights, heated side mirrors, and a rear seat that folds. Honda Sensing technology is also included, which bundles together collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and traffic sign recognition.

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Making its official debut at the New York International Auto Show 2018 this coming week, the new 2019 Insight slots in between the Civic and Accord, and uses Honda 's third-generation. Total hoseepower from the system is 151 HP , along with 197 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Honda Insight Prototype at NAIAS 2018(Credit: C.C. Weiss/ New Atlas). The production-prototype may not turn heads for its design, but it certainly isn't ugly. Looking a lot like the Honda Civic that will nest just below it in Honda 's lineup, the Insight has a smart profile and sleek appearance

Upgrading to EX brings along additional features such as two more speakers, SiriusXM radio, and an 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration capability. Touring models receive LED foglights, a power moonroof, rain-sensing wipers, perforated leather seats, heated front seats, navigation, a 10-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and Wi-Fi-enabled over-the-air system updates. Both EX and Touring models have seats that can fold in a 60/40 configuration.

2019 Honda Insight front three quarter in motion 01© Motor Trend Staff 2019 Honda Insight front three quarter in motion 01 As we reported earlier, Honda will build the Insight alongside the Civic and CR-V in Greensburg, Indiana. Honda will make the hybrid battery unit separately in Marysville, Ohio, and the 1.5-liter engine in Anna, Ohio.

Honda hasn't revealed exact prices for the new Insight, but says they will fall somewhere in between the Civic and Accord. The model goes on sale nationwide early this summer.

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