Honda will end production of the Insight, the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle introduced in the United States, because demand has plunged and sales lag far behind those of Toyota's Prius.
Output will end this summer, Honda said. The Insight will be available at U.S. dealerships through year end.
The Insight was the first hybrid vehicle in the United States when Honda introduced it in 1999, seven months earlier than the Prius. U.S. sales of the Insight plunged 18 percent to 4,802 last year, making it the second-worst selling car in the Honda brand lineup, behind only the CR-Z hybrid.