Honda Insight ends production
The Honda Insight will no longer produce because of low sales. The brand had already informed its dealer network in November the model was discontinued in February, advising them not to accept any more requests.
First hybrid vehicle launched in the U.S., Insight arrived there in 1999, seven months before his archrival. However, the model never repeated the success of the Prius, which is the category leader in the North American market and has over 3.19 million units sold worldwide.
In 2013 the brand sold 280,629 units of the Insight worldwide, with 157 275 of them in Japan In the U.S., the car had a 18% drop in sales, reaching 4,802 vehicles sold during the past year. This marks the left as the second least-selling Honda model in the country, behind only the CR-Z hybrid coupe, according to Autodata Corp.., A company specializing in market research.
The second-generation Insight was launched in 2009. Today, the brand has five hybrid vehicles in its product line including environmentally friendly options for Accord and Fit models.