Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Honda previews Insight prototype

Honda previews Insight prototype

Standard or optional safety features on the new Insight will include Honda's clever LaneWatch system, which uses a camera in the right-side door mirror to display a view of the car's blind spot on the center screen as soon as the driver signals a right turn.

It features a new iteration of the Honda" signature "flying wing' grille and a bold new fascia flanked by new LED headlights and taillights.

Honda has confirmed that the Insight name will return to its line-up by showing off a new prototype model.

Available luxuries will include perforated leather seating, an eight-inch head unit with capacitive touchscreen and a seven-inch digital instrument panel.

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Where the new Insight will differ from its predecessors is by being a more premium model than they were, and it will sit in the lineup above the current Civic. Customizable app tiles, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto are also featured, with Honda further confirming over-the-air software updates via Wi-Fi.

On EX and higher trims, the Insight will come standard with the Honda Sensing group of safety technologies, including adaptive cruise control with low-speed following capability, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, Road Departure Mitigation (which helps keep the vehicle on the road), and traffic sign recognition capability.

It will also feature Honda's two-motor hybrid system. Honda boasts class-leading passenger space. The Insight's battery pack is located under the rear seats, allowing a full-size boot and 60/40 split folding.

Honda is reintroducing the Insight hybrid as part of the Japanese automaker's electrification strategy. The tech specs are already in - a new variant of the company's two-motor hybrid powertrain, down from 2 liters in the Accord hybrid to a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle, putting it into perspective directly against competitors such as the Hyundai Ioniq and Toyota Prius. In the Clarity, this powertrain delivers a combined output of 212 horsepower-103 hp from the gas engine and 181 from the electric motor-but the Insight could hierarchically be slightly less powerful. The aforementioned MotorAuthority report noted that the auto was specifically going to offer an EPA-rated fuel economy of 50 mpg combined or something even better than that, according to the people at Honda. No word yet on whether there will be a plug-in version. In fact, Honda says that the Insight will be positioned above the Civic as a "premium compact", offering a roomy interior and civilized road manners.

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