2019 Honda Insight Looks Surprisingly Good In Type-R Guise

Even though Honda is unlikely to build a performance-oriented version of the new Insight, we can’t help but give them credit for at least making the new one much more attractive than its predecessor.

As is the case with newly-launched cars, X-Tomi created a rendering of the 2019 Insight, showing how a hypothetical Type R version might look. His list of changes including new bumpers, a rear wing, bigger wheels (and brakes) and a dark grille, mirrors and roof.

The simple fact that this car doesn’t look ridiculous with all this extra stuff on is a testament to the real model’s successful redesign. Also, in case anybody forgot what the Insight used to look like, here’s a reminder. Not one of Honda’s finest moments, was it?

Now, for argument’s sake, let’s just say that Honda does launch an Insight Type-R. The question is, would it be more attractive than the Civic Type-R? Well, they belong in different segments, but the render doesn’t look as over-styled as the Civic Type-R, which some people might actually appreciate.

  • Six_Tymes

    pretty good. another good one from x-tomi


    Nope. It was good looking on it’s own. This just ruins it IMO.

    • Bo Hanan

      Funny thing is the juvenile styling will not be enjoyed by juveniles who cannot afford $35K cars while living in their parents basements and paying off student loans.
      WHO is Honda targeting with their childish styling?

      • LWOAP

        Millennial car enthusiasts?

        • Bo Hanan

          The ones who got out of jail.

  • no25

    Looks good, but it wears the Insight name. They probably should’ve changed the name because of the image the old Insight painted.

  • Alter Ego

    I fucking love that front end. And a type r sedan would have much better proportions. I want more renders of this.

  • ErnieB

    Honda being cool? Yes

  • Tumbi Mtika

    With all due respect, we don’t need another ugly but fast Honda. Although this is infinitely better than the current Civic Type-R.

  • Krisnadi Imam

    the reason insight looks awesome is because its clean and no where looks like a garish type R…
    especially with those fake waffle irons on the bumper

  • eb110americana

    Ditch the rear wing for a tasteful lip spoiler and I’d take this every day of the week over a TLX. And twice on Sunday.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I like the Insight. it’s a really good looking car. from Honda

  • jsz00

    Another non-thoughtful X-tomi rendering… an insult to the original designers.

  • Craig

    Would a Type-R Accord look any different?

  • The-Fez

    This is what the Civic should have looked like.