Honda Hybrid Worldwide Sales Figure Passes 300,000

Honda Insight

Honda Insight

Honda's worldwide, total hybrid sales hit the 300,000 mark earlier this month, and will soon be bolstered by the all-new Honda Insight, which goes on sale in April 2009 as the most affordable hybrid car on the market.

The new Honda Insight follows in the tracks of the Honda Civic Hybrid, Civic IMA and first generation Insight - the world's first mass production hybrid car, launched in 1999.

Over 10,000 Honda Insight orders have been placed in Japan already; double the anticipated monthly order rate, and in just 11 days of going on sale.

Honda now sells hybrids in 40 countries around the world and expects to sell around 200,000 Honda Insights globally each year, with 30,000 being sold in Europe.

Model Region First On Sale Cumulative Sales
Insight Japan Nov. 1999 2,340
North America Dec. 1999 14,288
Europe Mar. 2000 392
Total 17,020
Civic IMA/Hybrid Japan Dec. 2001 22,899
North America Mar. 2002 191,493
Europe May 2003 34,757
Asia/Oceania Feb. 2004 5,514
China Nov. 2007 280
Others May 2006 306
Total 255,249
Accord Hybrid North America Dec. 2004 28,471
Total 28,471
Total unit sales of Honda hybrid models 300,740
Published 18 February 2009 Staff

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