The Honda Insight is Coming Back!

As efficient as ever, the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid is making a big comeback - and its handsome new exterior marks the dawn of a new era. Built on the same platform as the Honda Civic, the Insight looks similar in profile. That is to say, of course, that the new Insight is sharp and stylish, with a sleek, sloping roofline and an aggressive front end to attract some envious stares.

Like its predecessors, the stunning new 2019 Honda Insight prototype is a hybrid sedan, designed to save you money at the pump. Although official EPA ratings aren't out yet, Honda expects it to return over 50 mpg combined. The automaker is striving for class-leading performance as well, so drivers can look forward to speedy acceleration and streamlined highway merging.

Although the Insight prototype put in an appearance at the Detroit Auto Show, we still don't know a whole lot about it. It's expected to run mainly on electric power, derived from either a battery pack or an Atkinson-cycle 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that functions as a generator.

This hybrid certainly won't be short on technology. With your Insight, you will enjoy Honda Sensing technology, a bundle of driver aids designed to sense danger. In addition to warning you of an impending problem, Honda Sensing technology can automatically apply the brakes to help you avoid an accident. The central infotainment system includes the latest smartphone technology, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so smartphone addicts can use voice controls to make calls or ask the central system to read their texts aloud. The Insight's LED headlights help you find your way late at night - and everyone will see you coming.

Check back later this year for more details about the 2019 Honda Insight's interior features and complete powertrain specs.

*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.

** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.