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Fourth-Gen Honda Insight Hybrid Comes Back to Life As Both Sedan and Coupe, Albeit in CGI

Toyota had many important model introductions this year, like the 2024 Grand Highlander, N400 Tacoma, and the returning Land Cruiser. However, sensible customers might only remember one – the arrival of the Prius 'Hybrid Reborn,' including in Prime plug-in hybrid form.
Honda Insight Hybrid Sedan & Coupe renderings 9 photos
Photo: AutomagzTV / Real Automotive / YouTube
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Indeed, the Prius has already reached its second model year (2024MY) as the XW60 fifth generation. It's a great buy at $27,650 or $32,675 if you consider buying the more powerful 220-hp Prime model, which also boasts a better EV range. Additionally, the new Prius looks excellent, is spacious inside, and while it keeps the traditional liftback allure, it has finally abandoned that eccentric look of previous iterations.

Meanwhile, Honda has lost the dedicated compact hybrid car battle. That's quite unfortunate when we start to remember that its Insight nameplate was also born during the onset of the hybrid lifestyle – and it was even introduced to North America in December 1999 as the first hybrid available in the region, around seven months before the arrival of the original Toyota Prius.

From then on, it was a rollercoaster for the Honda Insight – the first generation looked like a three-door liftback that needed to eat a little, followed by a second iteration that tried to copy the Toyota Prius in its own quirky way and wrapped with a third model that switched form to a more natural-looking four-door sedan. The latter was built at home in Japan but also in the United States at the Greensburg, Indiana (HMIN) plant. Alas, the final Insight didn't last long – it was only made for the 2019 to 2022 model years.

After that, it was replaced by the Civic Hybrid, and a new model is eagerly expected based on the eleventh generation. However, that one will clash directly with the affordable $23,300 Toyota Corolla Hybrid – it won't have time to play any games with the Prius. No worries, the imaginative realm of digital car content creators is not letting that slide. As such, the good folks at the AutomagzTV and Real Automotive channels on YouTube are thinking about disrupting the hybrid compact car order with the new Insight – shown by their resident pixel masters both in four-door sedan and two-door coupe form!

I don't know which of the CGI experts originally cooked the concept of the fourth generation Honda Insight both as a traditional four-door sedan and a sporty two-door coupe, but it is pretty clear the 'AutomagzTV' and Real Automotive have like-minded artists. Of course, they all use a little bit of assistance from AI software, so don't judge them too harshly. In fact, if I had to choose, I would definitely select the two-door Honda Insight Coupe design project as the favorite to go up against the cool Toyota Prius!

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About the author: Aurel Niculescu
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Aurel has aimed high all his life (literally, at 16 he was flying gliders all by himself) so in 2006 he switched careers and got hired as a writer at his favorite magazine. Since then, his work has been published both by print and online outlets, most recently right here, on autoevolution.
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