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February Insight sales

1,587 for the month. Not bad, especially for the winter. And according to this article, "Sales of electrified models (over 4,500 units) remained strong with Insight topping 1,500 units to lead industry sales for dedicated hybrid models."

When spring rolls around, I imagine this number will increase. But there will soon be competition from the new 2020 Toyota Corollal Hybrid. Competition is good for everyone. :)
 

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February Insight sales

1,587 for the month. Not bad, especially for the winter. And according to this article, "Sales of electrified models (over 4,500 units) remained strong with Insight topping 1,500 units to lead industry sales for dedicated hybrid models."

When spring rolls around, I imagine this number will increase. But there will soon be competition from the new 2020 Toyota Corollal Hybrid. Competition is good for everyone. :)
Yeah, it is tax season and holiday bill paying time so not many people are out buying cars. I assume the Insight sold the most out of all hybrid cars based on Honda stating it is leading industry sales for dedicated hybrid models.


On a side note, I was browsing the car sales website(linked above) and found out compact cars make up the top 2 out of 3 models (as of March 1 2019) worldwide in sales.




Surprised the Corolla/Civic make up the top 3 and also showing growth for worldwide sales. Explains why Toyota/Honda still support compact cars.
 

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Surprised the Corolla/Civic make up the top 3 and also showing growth for worldwide sales. Explains why Toyota/Honda still support compact cars.
Ya, smaller cars are more desirable in most other countries outside North America - like Europe and Asia.

What surprises me MORE is that the Civic and Insight are still referred to as "compact" cars by Honda, reviewers, and everyone else! The technical definition of "compact" changes over time and geography, but I think the latest I've seen are <181" length, 100-105" wheelbase, 109 cu ft of total (cargo + passenger) space, plus the ability to seat 4.

Both the Civic and Insight exceed all these thresholds: ~183" long, 106" wheelbase, and total cargo space of 113.1 cu ft (98 cu ft passenger + 15.1 cu ft cargo). Maybe Honda gets away with it because it's smaller relative to the Accord. But even the Accord dimensions are bordering on "full size" rather than "mid size."
 

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February Insight sales

1,587 for the month. Not bad, especially for the winter. And according to this article, "Sales of electrified models (over 4,500 units) remained strong with Insight topping 1,500 units to lead industry sales for dedicated hybrid models."

When spring rolls around, I imagine this number will increase. But there will soon be competition from the new 2020 Toyota Corollal Hybrid. Competition is good for everyone. :)
Here SUVs are the big seller. Bad time for most hybrids. Love ours though. Hope Honda's market timing wasn't too bad though. Thanks for the numbers.
 

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It is a little odd.

Ya, smaller cars are more desirable in most other countries outside North America - like Europe and Asia.

What surprises me MORE is that the Civic and Insight are still referred to as "compact" cars by Honda, reviewers, and everyone else! The technical definition of "compact" changes over time and geography, but I think the latest I've seen are <181" length, 100-105" wheelbase, 109 cu ft of total (cargo + passenger) space, plus the ability to seat 4.

Both the Civic and Insight exceed all these thresholds: ~183" long, 106" wheelbase, and total cargo space of 113.1 cu ft (98 cu ft passenger + 15.1 cu ft cargo). Maybe Honda gets away with it because it's smaller relative to the Accord. But even the Accord dimensions are bordering on "full size" rather than "mid size."

To be honest our Touring Insight does feel compact. Lots of room inside. Roomy front, back seats and trunk. Not quite as wide as our 2013 EXL Accord V6 which we traded in. Mostly for the nicer electronics. New Insight feels very sophisticated. :grin:
 

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To be honest our Touring Insight does feel compact. Lots of room inside. Roomy front, back seats and trunk. Not quite as wide as our 2013 EXL Accord V6 which we traded in. Mostly for the nicer electronics. New Insight feels very sophisticated. :grin:
Comparing the Insight ("compact") and Accord ("mid-size") isn't quite a fair comparison. "True compact" cars like the Corolla are noticeably smaller, and the Insight is a boat in comparison. The current day Accord is pushing full-size and the Insight is pushing mid-size specs, based on total capacity definition. My argument is that the definition of compact needs to change, OR the Insight should be classified as a mid-size car.
 
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