All-New 2019 Honda Insight Debuts at New York International Auto Show

What

This past March, Honda debuted the all-new 2019 Insight at the New York International Auto Show. The 2019 Insight is the fifth new electric vehicle introduced by Honda in the past year, joining vehicles like the Clarity series and 2018 Accord Hybrid in Honda’s electric lineup. Honda continues to make further inroads into electric vehicle technology, providing the smartest and most up-to-date technology to American drivers.

When

The 2019 Honda Insight will arrive at dealerships throughout the country early this summer. It is a premium compact sedan and slots between the popular Honda Civic and Accord. Its sleek styling, dynamic driving experience with zippy acceleration, and exceptional fuel efficiency are sure to draw a variety of drivers. The Insight will deliver an expected 55 mpg in the city*, making no sacrifices to achieve such a feat. It will also offer three selectable driving modes so drivers can pick the mode best suited to the road situation at hand.

Features

This smart electric vehicle will offer comfortable seating for up to five passengers, as well as tons of smart entertainment and safety technology. The Insight will come equipped with Honda Sensing®, Honda’s state-of-the-art suite of driver-assist and safety technologies. Included within this suite is Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and Lane Keeping Assistance System.

If you want to learn more about the new Honda Insight come talk to the team at Babylon Honda. We’re as excited for this car as you are!

Honda’s New Partnership Focuses on Electric Vehicles

Only a handful of automakers have chosen to stick to hydrogen fuel cells instead of moving to electric- and battery-powered vehicles. The Honda Clarity made a name for itself but a lack of infrastructure has pushed the Japanese automaker in another direction. Honda’s new partnership puts a new focus on electric vehicles. Unlike other automakers, however, Honda’s vehicles will use both batteries and fuel cells.

Honda has partnered with Hitachi to produce more affordable electric motors. The joint venture is a sign that, while Honda isn’t walking away from hydrogen power, the company is pushing for more alternative fuel sources.

Hitachi has a reputation for building electric motors for vehicles of all shapes and sizes. As federal emissions standards grow tighter, the call for more affordable electric powertrains has been deafening. The Honda-Hitachi partnership aims to lower the cost of mass producing engines.

The partnership will originally launch in Japan manufacturing operations. The venture will eventually expand to operations in North America and China as well. While Hitachi and Honda will work together, Hitachi will continue to produce motors for other automakers while Honda will use in-house motors in some vehicles.

We here at Babylon Honda are happy to see such an incredible automaker getting ahead of the game when it comes to electric vehicles! The world could certainly use more green vehicles!