Do you still remember the Honda Insight? Two generations of this model came to Germany, the first of which was a full hybrid, the second just a little electric machine with a 10 kW (14 PS). At the end of 2013, the series in Germany, in the USA, 2014. Now, however, the model should be revived. In Detroit at the NAIAS (North American international Auto Show, 15. to 28. January 2018) is a close-to-production prototype.
The five-seater hatchback is powered by a hybrid system. A 1.5-Liter Atkinson gasoline engine, an electric motor and a Lithium-ion battery. A mild hybrid car, it is not, apparently, the electric motor must have a relatively a lot of power. Because according to Honda, the Insight is usually driven electrically. The energy comes either directly from the battery, or is generated via the Generator from the burner. The fuel consumption of the car should be able to compete with the best hybrids in the segment. Is announced, a value of about 50 mpg (miles per gallon), the equivalent of 5.6 litres per 100 kilometres.
The hybrid batteries are located under the rear seats so that the Luggage compartment is not reduced. The rear seats 60 in relation to fold down the 40 split. The long wheelbase to ensure plenty of space in the rear. The premium equipment includes LED headlights and LED tail lights, leather seats, an Eight-inch screen for the infotainment system, a Seven-inch instrument display for the driver as well as a Smartphone-connection via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety equipment, the blind spot camera system lanewatch, and the security system Honda Sensing (consisting of lane departure warning, anti collision system, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition).
The Insight will come in 2018 on the market and, together with the Civic and CR-V in plant Greensburg in Indiana to be built. Together with the three variants of the Clarity (Clarity Fuel Cell, the Clarity Electric Clarity Plug-in Hybrid) and the Accord Hybrid it will be the fifth electrified Honda model in the United States. By 2030, Honda wants to sell worldwide, two-thirds of its cars with electrified propulsion.(sl)