Honda debuts the 2014 Accord Hybrid

Article by Christian A., on June 19, 2013

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.

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.

The sides of the Sedan are also dramatic, with character lines that flow up and back over the doors’ surfaces, and a recessed shape cleverly placed at the lower portion of the doors, providing form and a feeling of moving. Dazzling window surrounding trim inserts a luxurious feel, while at the back, the top parts of the rear fenders swerve in toward the C-pillars just like muscles flexing. The EX-L and Touring models come with chrome door handles and added trim on the back panels for additional sophistication.

The Accord Coupe is the most exciting two-door Honda Accord to date. Its front is differentiated from others with its big lower radiator opening and dual faux brake scoops, which also act as fog-lamp coverings on all models except for the LX. The huge front wheel arches transform into intense character outlines flowing over the doors and rearwards to the powerful rear wheel arches, while the continuous roofline catches the attention upward and over the breezy cabin.

Delicate sculpturing on the lower portion of the door sides keeps the active appearance of the Accord Coupe, while assisting to move the air flowing around the back tires. The roofline, side body character outlines, and rear wheel arches all meet at the deck-lid, turning the gaze to the rear spoiler on the V-6 models and giving a resounding final impact as the Coupe motors off.

All LX and Sport Sedan models come with a handy manual remote entry system, while the EX, EX-L, and Touring models have a new Smart Entry system with a start/stop feature. The EX, EX-L, and Touring models also come with an adjustable power glass moonroof.

Press Release

Honda Expands Accord Lineup this Fall with 2014 Accord Hybrid Featuring Class-Leading MPG Ratings and Exclusive Styling

The first official photos of the U.S. version of the all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid set to hit dealerships nationwide this October are now available on the Honda consumer site. The Accord Hybrid features the same sophisticated 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.

The 2014 Accord Hybrid will use Honda's new two-motor hybrid powertrain, much of which is shared with the Accord Plug-In that went on sale in January. The two-motor SPORT HYBRID Intelligent Multi Mode Drive powertrain in the Accord Hybrid allows the vehicle to move through three different driving modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive – to optimize fuel efficiency.

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 obtain a class-leading mid-size sedan EPA fuel economy1 rating of 49/45/47 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Inside, the Accord Hybrid's well-appointed and intuitive layout provides the driver with instant fuel economy and energy flow information for efficient driving performance. Along with innovative new features such as Honda's LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, an industry-first that 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 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.

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 top safety ratings including an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will be the first Honda hybrid vehicle assembled in Ohio and the second built in the U.S. The Accord Hybrid joins the diverse Accord lineup, which includes the four-cylinder and V-6 powered Accord Sedan, sporty Accord Coupe and the advanced Accord Plug-In, which has the highest EPA MPGe rating of any mid-size hybrid sedan in America at 115 MPGe.

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