Official press photos of the new European market Honda Insight made their way onto the web today a wee bit earlier than Honda wanted. But, all that means is we've got a full gallery below.

We showed you blurry images of a leaked JDM Insight brochure last month, but we’ve received a set of leaked images ahead of the 2010 Honda Insight’s official debut on January 11th at the Detroit Auto Show. What’s shown is a European-spec model that will likely be very similar to our own U.S. version, though in left-hand drive configuration.

What we can see from these new photos is that the production Insight has lost some of the Paris Motor Show Insight concept’s flashy lighting features and it’s also toned down the rear design quite a bit. Overall the translation from show car to production has served Honda’s earth-saving hybrid well.

We’ll bring you the full story on the U.S. market car in a little over a week or when someone else breaks Honda’s Detroit Auto Show embargo.

[via CarScoop]