Ahybrid electric vehicle manufactured by Honda and the first production vehicle to feature Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist system, the first-generation Honda Insight was produced from 1999 to 2006 as a three-door hatchback.
Honda introduced the second-generation Insight to its home market of Japan in February 2009. The car went on sale in the US on March 24, 2009. At USD 19,800 as a five-door hatchback, it is the least expensive hybrid available in the US. In December 2010, Honda introduced a less
expensive base model for the 2011 model year priced USD 18,200. The Insight was launched in the UK in April 2009 as the most affordable hybrid on the market with a starting price of 15,490 pound sterling and became the best selling hybrid for the month.
Honda Insight, billed as the cheapest gas-electric hybrid, ranked top-selling vehicle in Japan for April 2009 and its second generation sold 143,015 units around the world.