- The Honda Insight, a hybrid version of the tenth-generation Civic, will end production in June 2022.
- With the Insight out, Honda will focus on mixing its “base” models, the CR-V, Accord and 11th-generation Civic.
- Honda says the hybrid CR-V will go on sale this year, and the next-generation CR-V has been spy-tested.
Honda, which doesn’t currently sell electric cars in North America, recently disclosed its EV plans, which include two potential electric sports cars. But before these EVs join Honda’s lineup, the Japanese automaker will expand its hybrid arsenal with three new models. However, these new hybrids will come at the expense of one of Honda’s existing hybrid offerings, the Insight, which ends production this year.
Honda said its electrification strategy will focus on mixing what it calls “base” models — the CR-V, Accord and Civic. But as Honda focuses on these vehicles, the Insight will be phased out, with Honda announcing that production of the Insight will end in June 2022. The latest insight closely related to the Civic will effectively be replaced by the Civic Hybrid. Honda says this will come at some point in the future.
Honda also revealed that a new CR-V Hybrid will be introduced this year, followed by the Accord Hybrid. We’ve already seen Honda test the next-generation CR-V, which apparently confirms its debut later this year with a hybrid variant. Honda is aiming for hybrid models to make up 50 percent of the CR-V and Accord’s sales mix, which means the CR-V and Accord will continue to offer gasoline powertrains for the foreseeable future.