Boasting class-leading power, cabin space, and cargo space, the next-generation Accord Hybrid wholly embodies Honda’s unique approach to electrification – infusing fun-to-drive performance, efficiency, premium feature content, and comfort in a sophisticated and affordable package.
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The Accord Hybrid lineup will come in two trim levels: Hybrid, and Hybrid Touring. The Accord Hybrid still offers a lengthy list of standard equipment, such as 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights (low beam) and taillights, dual-zone climate control, Smart entry with Push-button Start, a 7-inch TFT digital driver’s metre, a multi-angle rearview camera, and the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, which bundles together Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Traffic Sign Recognition.
GET CHARGED UP The 2018 Accord Hybrid is powered by the third generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid powertrain, which pairs a 2.0-litre DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle inline-4 engine with 40-per cent thermal efficiency to an electric propulsion motor that churns out 232 lb.-ft. of torque for a class-leading total system output of 212 horsepower. As before, the Accord two-motor system operates without the need for a conventional automatic transmission.
YOU’RE IN CHARGE – OF THE CHARGE
Helping to maximize energy generation are steering wheel-mounted Deceleration Selectors. Similar to transmission paddle shifters, the Accord Hybrid’s Deceleration Selectors allow the driver to easily toggle between four levels of regenerative braking performance. The right selector increases regenerative braking and the left selector reduces regenerative braking. The system simultaneously helps reduce stress on the brakes while increasing battery charging via regeneration.
The Accord Hybrid’s powertrain operates by seamlessly shifting between three distinct drive operations: EV Drive (100-per cent electric motor), Hybrid Drive (electric motor and gasoline engine driving the generator motor) and Engine Drive (gasoline engine), utilizing power from the gasoline engine and electric motors to accommodate the current driving conditions.
COMFORT IS CALLING
The 2018 Accord Hybrid benefits from a 55 (mm) longer wheelbase and a 32-per cent smaller intelligent power unit (IPU) that is now mounted under the rear floor instead of in the trunk, allowing for the inclusion of a 60/40-split rear seat. As a result, the Accord Hybrid provides the same people- and cargo-hauling space and flexibility as its conventionally-powered counterparts. Add it all together and the 2018 Accord Hybrid in the intermediate sedan segment delivers class-leading cargo space (473L), interior space (3463L), and rear legroom (1026 (mm) all while reducing its overall footprint.
THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC
The newest Accord Hybrid joins an expanding lineup of electrified Honda vehicles like the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid – and forthcoming 2019 Insight hybrid sedan. These models represent the next generation of Honda vehicles as the company advances toward its global initiative to grow electrified vehicle sales to two-thirds by 2030.
STARTING FROM THE TOP
The new Accord Hybrid joins the Accord 1.5T and 2.0T in Honda’s all-new, award-winning 10th-generation Accord lineup. The new Accord was almost immediately named “Best Large Car” by AJAC (Automobile Journalists Association of Canada), and in February of 2018 was named 2018 Canadian Car of the Year by the same organization.
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