The existing lineup of the Accord Hybrid is already a beast of a machine leaving everyone behind in its segment. It also falls in the list of the 2017 greenest models due to its environment-friendly responsiveness on roads. If all this was enough to make its admirers smile, the automakers made it even better. Recently news of its 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid launch came out and that gave its enthusiasts ample reason to go cock a hoop.
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid – Appearance of Exterior and Interior
This new Honda Accord Hybrid 2018 model will don a sleeker design. An arching roofline will be present and that will aptly match up the bold sloping rear window. A pentagonal frontal grille embodying Honda’s signature styling will remain intact. And it will incorporate chrome bar finishing and large air vents for the engine.
Though this time around the grille appears to be smaller in dimension its sharp cuts present it with an aggressive appearance. New jewel-style LED daytime running lights will exist in the front head-burners. There is another grille merging with the bumper and that incorporates angular air vents.
The new Honda Accord Hybrid 2018 model will come with premium ventilating leather seats with the leather treatment extending to the steering wheels as well. The central console will come with a slew of rotary controls for better user experience.
A clean dash layout will come and will host an intuitive Honda-Link infotainment for navigation, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB, real-time weather, AUX output and more.
Safety specs include-
- Tire pressure monitoring
- Traction and stability control
- Backup camera
- Rear door locks for child safety
- Lane keeping assist
- Adaptive cruise control
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid – Engine Specifications
This 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid will incorporate a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine. Along with this, this motor will mate with a 2-motor hybrid system.
Moreover, the automakers will optimise the usage of a 1.3kWh-Li-Ion battery for more power while increasing EPA. As per speculations, it comes with an EV Drive mode to present imposing electric thrust and an FWD configuration for better fuel savings.
Tipsters opine that this hybrid engine will churn out around 212 hp and 129 lb-ft. torque. There is every possibility that this new model will try and set a benchmark this time around in terms of its EPA performance.
Last time around, mileage came in at 48 mpg combined, 47 mpg on freeways and 49 mpg in the city. Though its present EPA is still inconclusive, the figures are surely going to be more than the previous one. This model made the 0-60 sprint in 6.7 seconds.
In response to this impressive engine configuration, the Senior VP of Honda Motor Co USA says-
“These 10th generation new advancements are driver-centric. Enhanced fuel efficiency and injection of more energy will surely give its users loads of reasons to smile and give them reasons re-think about a mid-size design.”
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid – Price and Launch
Though there is no official announcement, tipsters believe 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid will come out in the last quarter of 2017. It will launch with a price tag of around $30,000 with higher trims costing more. The competition will mainly come from Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid.