Honda Accord Hybrid Goes into Production
Honda has disclosed new details regarding the 2014 Accord Hybrid. This new hybrid vehicle has just gone into production at the company’s plant in Marysville, Ohio. It joins the Greensburg, Indiana-built Civic Hybrid as the second Honda hybrid model built in the U.S. The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is described as the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered four-door sedan in America. It is powered by a 2.0-L four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine and a 166 bhp (124 kW) electric motor. This setup enables the model to return 50 mpg city / 45 mpg highway / 47 mpg combined (US) which is a slightly above the company’s original estimates.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is all set to go on sale at Honda dealerships nationwide later this year. Its city fuel-economy rating is three miles per gallon higher than the closest segment competitor. The 2014 Accord Hybrid combines the sophisticated exterior styling and spacious interior packaging of the Accord Sedan with a highly efficient two-motor hybrid system from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology advanced powertrain series. Besides the eco-friendly powertrain, the model has LED daytime running lights, blue accents and unique alloy wheels. There’s a rear spoiler, hybrid badging and a new infotainment display that allows drivers to see their instant fuel economy and the status of the hybrid system.
“Even before it hits showrooms this fall, the Accord Hybrid is already surpassing the competition and claiming segment leadership,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda. “For customers looking for a 50 mpg rated 4-door sedan, there is no other choice than the 2014 Accord Hybrid.”