Honda Car Forum


Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Honda News

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03 Oct 2012, 07:14 pm
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 110,242
Default 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Honda, First Drives

The Accord Gets Friendly With A Volt-esque Powertrain

After 30 years, Honda is trying to teach the old Accord new tricks, and they're of the plug-in variety.

We've been teased by various prototypes at auto shows and in spy shots, but Honda will finally start selling the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid in January 2013. Part of the overhauled ninth-generation Accord lineup, which will also include four-cylinder and V6 models and a non-plug-in hybrid (completely different than the first-gen Accord Hybrid that was sold from MY 2005-2007) later in 2013, this PHEV is a slightly confounding creature. Everything works well, the car behaves exactly how you'd expect an Accord plug-in to work and the included LaneWatch display is incredibly well done, but there is more going on under the hood than will make sense to the average driver. It took a small cluster of green car journalists 15 minutes of back and forth with Yasuyuki Sando, the Accord PHEV's chief engineer, to finally figure out what the different drive options are for this car. But more about that in a bit.

The last few years have not given Americans a lot of confidence that Honda still knows how to make an engaging gas-electric vehicle. The CR-Z and Insight struggle for proficiency and don't inspire. Now, with the 2013 Accord, the challenge is clear: increase the efficiency level of Honda's incredibly popular mass-market sedan to meet today's regulatory and consumer demand, and don't make it boring. Based on an afternoon cruising the hills and highways of Southern California, it's clear Honda has met this challenge with a lot of newfangled technology hidden away in a largely normal-looking vehicle.Continue reading 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Source: Autoblog
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Accord: All-New 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan Melds Power, Luxury and Efficiency with Elect skylight Honda Accord 0 05 Sep 2012 03:00 pm
2013 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid snapped almost completely exposed skylight Honda News 0 07 Jun 2012 09:00 pm
Ferrari Confirms Hybrid All-Wheel Drive System For 2014 jolly Honda 3 0 16 Nov 2009 03:47 am
Ferrari Confirms Hybrid All-Wheel Drive System For 2014 jolly Honda 2 0 16 Nov 2009 03:46 am
can a 2007 honda civic hybrid be converted into a plug-in hybrid? if so, how? CMedina42 Honda Technical 2 11 Oct 2007 12:12 pm

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 pm.

Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc. is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.