The 2019 Honda Insight has been awarded the 2019 Green Car of the Year from Green Car Journal. Honda won this prestigious annual contest for the fourth time. The jury recognized the model’s outstanding fuel economy.
The all-new Honda Insight drew the jury’s attention not just for its fuel efficiency, but also for a fine combination of style and sophisticated driving dynamics, which Honda offers for its electrified vehicles.
The automaker produces the front-wheel drive hybrid Honda Insight since 1999. It has three generations. Moreover, the car is the first series hybrid on sale in the USA.
The sedan body-styled concept of the latest third-generation model debuted at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show. The new Insight sits between the Civic and the Accord in the brand lineup.
Honda equipped the vehicle with a i-MMD hybrid powertrain including a 1.5-liter petrol/gasoline engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The total output is 153 hp and 267 Nm of torque. The fuel consumption in urban cycle is 4.28 l/100 km
The 2019 Insight is the fourth Honda to win Green Car of the Year. The prior winners are the 2012 Civic Natural Gas, the 2014 Accord and the 2018 Clarities – Plug-In Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell, which won last year.
We should add that Honda is a USA-oriented brand. 90% of all Hondas sold in this country are made in North America.
The model range includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot SUVs, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.