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A gas-electric hybrid subcompact coupe produced by Honda produced from 2000-2006 (2 seater) and 2010-2014 (5-passenger hatchback).


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Honda Insight page on 22 April 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Honda Insight is a hybrid electric vehicle that was manufactured and marketed by Honda in its first generation as a two-door, two passenger liftback (1999–2006) and in its second generation as a four-door, five passenger liftback (2009–2014). In its third generation, it became a four-door sedan (2019–present). It was Honda's first model with Integrated Motor Assist system and the most fuel efficient gasoline-powered car available in the U.S. without plug-in capability — for the length of its production run.

EPA estimates for the first-generation Insight were 61 City/70 Highway/65 Combined, under then-current EPA standards. Subsequent EPA standards reduced the estimates to 49 City/61 Highway/53 Combined.

Honda introduced the second-generation Insight in Japan in February 2009 and in the United States on March 24, 2009. The Insight was the least expensive hybrid available in the US. In December 2010, Honda introduced a less expensive base model for the 2011 model year. The Insight was launched April 2009 in the UK as the lowest priced hybrid on the market and became the best selling hybrid for the month.

The Insight ranked as the top-selling vehicle in Japan for the month of April 2009, a first for a hybrid model. During its first twelve months after first available in the Japanese market, the second-generation Insight sold 143,015 units around the world. In July 2014 Honda announced the end of production of the Insight for the 2015 model, together with the Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell car and the Honda Fit EV electric car.


DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
March 2001On-scene Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
2000 Honda Insight
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

- 285KB - 15 pages
May 2008Calspan On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2000 Honda Insight
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

- 407KB - 12 pages
20 May 2010Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2010 Honda Insight
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

- 9.8MB - 178 pages
6 August 2010Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 305: Electric Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
Honda Insight 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

- 6.4MB - 55 pages

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6 August 2001Honda's Hybrid Car Targets High Gas Prices John Birchard, VOA News
13 May 2009Honda Insight Is No. 1Tom Aaron
3 August 20092010 Honda Insight - Priced To PrevailJames Flammang
24 August 20092010 Honda Insight Hybrid SedanJames Flammang

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