The Honda Insight hybrid is back, looks more premium than ever, and is promising a heady 50-plus miles per gallon. A prototype of the compact four-door is set to debut at next week’s , and Honda is hoping that the third time is finally the charm for this star-crossed nameplate.
To be honest, it’s a bit of a surprise that the moniker is back at all. As a model, the Insight has never been particularly successful, yet the Japanese automaker is clearly hoping that a dramatically different design will click with consumers. This time out, the 2019 model isn’t a slipstream, technically brilliant eco-miser like the. Nor is it a “Greener than Thou” Toyota-Prius-aping five-door . Instead, Honda is betting that a conventional — if sleekly upscale — five-seat sedan is what the market wants.
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