The all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid made its debut today and the Japanese manufacturer announced that the new car will hit the US dealerships this October. According to the official press release, the 2014 Accord Hybrid uses Honda’s new two-motor hybrid powertrain, much of which is shared with the Accord Plug-In that went on sale in January.
The 2014 Accord Hybrid features the two-motor SPORT HYBRID Intelligent Multi Mode Drive powertrain which allows the driver to use three different driving modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive. In the EV Drive, the 2014 Accord Hybrid uses the lithium-ion battery to run in electric-only mode. The Engine Drive uses the 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine.
The Hybrid Drive uses the 124-kilowatt (kW) electric motor and petrol engine. The Accord Hybrid is anticipated to get a class-leading mid-size sedan EPA fuel economy rating of 49/45/47 mpg (city/highway/combined). Regarding the design, the 2014 Accord Hybrid features the same styling found on the Accord Sedan plus unique hybrid badging and blue-accented grille and light lenses, LED daytime running lights, a unique wheel design and a decklid spoiler.
Inside, we find an 8-inch color i-MID display, perforated leather-trimmed seating surfaces, cloud-based HondaLink featuring Aha compatibility, seven-speaker audio system with Bluetooth streaming audio, Pandora interface and XM Radio, and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines.
Moreover, the 2014 Accord Hybrid comes with innovative new features such as LaneWatch blind-spot display, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW). Accord Hybrid will be the first Honda hybrid vehicle assembled in Ohio and the second built in the U.S.