One of the Class-leading Fuel Economy (city and combined) 4.0/4.1L/100Km
Accord Hybrid shares Accord Sedan's sophisticated design highlighted
with exclusive hybrid styling accents
Honda's first hybrid to be assembled in Marysville, Ohio
Accord Hybrid to go on-sale nationwide in October 2013
MARKHAM, ON, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The first official photos of the
Canadian version of the all-new 2014 Accord Hybrid set to hit
dealerships nationwide this October are now available on Hondanews.ca . The Accord Hybrid features the same sophisticated styling found on
the Accord Sedan, plus upscale detailing with unique hybrid badging and
blue-accented grille and light lenses, LED lighting, a unique wheel
design and a decklid spoiler. The Accord Hybrid joins an award-winning
family, including the Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe.
The 2014 Accord Hybrid will use Honda's new two-motor hybrid powertrain
along with two-motor SPORT HYBRID Intelligent Multi Mode Drive
powertrain. This will enable the Accord Hybrid to move through three
different driving modes, EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive to
optimize efficiency and fuel economy.
In 'EV Drive', the Accord Hybrid uses the lithium-ion battery to run in
electric-only mode at lower speeds and in medium to high speed
cruising, "Engine Drive" sends the engine power directly to the front
wheels. In "Hybrid Drive' the powerful 124-kilowatt (kW) electric
motor and the all-new 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder
engine blend together for powerful acceleration while allowing for
efficient driving in stop and go traffic situations. The Accord Hybrid
is anticipated to deliver fuel economy1 of 4.0/4.2/4.1 (City/Hwy/Combined) L/100Km.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will be the first Honda hybrid vehicle
assembled in Ohio and the second built in North America. The Accord
Hybrid joins the diverse Accord lineup, which includes the
four-cylinder and V-6 powered Accord Sedan and sporty Accord Coupe.
Inside, the Accord Hybrid's intuitive layout provides the driver with
instant fuel economy and energy flow information for optimal driving
performance. Along with innovative new features such Honda's LaneWatch™ blind-spot monitoring system, an industry-first which debuted on the
Accord last fall, other available features on the 2014 Accord Hybrid
include Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning
(FCW), an 8-inch colour i-MID display, perforated leather-trimmed
seating surfaces, cloud-based HondaLink™ featuring Aha™, 360-watt seven-speaker audio system with Bluetooth® streaming audio, XM® Radio, and a multi-angle rear-view camera with guidelines.
The 2014 Accord Hybrid features the same next-generation Advanced
Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure as the 2013 Accord,
along with Honda's new SmartVent™ front-side airbags. Like the 2013 Accord, the 2014 Accord Hybrid is
expected to earn similar top safety ratings including an NCAP 5-Star
safety ratings and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Connect with Honda:
Media Newsroom (for journalists): www.hondanews.ca
For consumers: www.honda.ca
1 Preliminary mileage ratings determined by Honda. Final Energuide NR
Canada ratings not available at the time of printing. Use for
comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on
how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Image with caption: "Honda Expands Accord Lineup this Fall with 2014 Accord Hybrid Featuring Class-Leading Fuel Economy Ratings and Exclusive Styling (CNW Group/Honda Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130620_C2133_PHOTO_EN_28323.jpg
SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
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