Honda has been one of the premium players in the global market. The cars have posed some serious threat to competitors. After taking a year off to move production from Ohio to Sayama, Japan, Honda is launching this new 2017 Accord hybrid this spring. Available in all 50 states, this mid-size four-door has several driveline revisions aimed at improved mileage and performance. While pricing hasn’t been announced, Honda hints there will be minimal rise from the 2015 Accord hybrid’s $30,140 base.
The company has in its efforts to keep the end customer exhilarated has released some interesting specs about its upcoming Hybrid edition Accord. Some sources suggest that the new 2017 version of the Accord will carry a lithium-ion battery pack and an improved two-motor driveline. Revisions to the 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine and the two AC motors have upped total system urge to 212 horsepower (16 more than before) according to Honda’s project manager, Ryan Harty. EPA mileage ratings are slightly improved to 49 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway, and 48 mpg combined.
The main motive for Honda to accelerate its performance and be on top of the game is to take over the successfully running Prius from Toyota. Although Honda isn’t fretting over the new Prius for several reasons, one is that it was never able to fulfill demand for the previous Accord hybrid. A key aspect of this brand’s fortified attack on the environmentally friendly car business was moving hybrid production to Japan, where a better supply base and a deeper well of manufacturing knowledge exists. Honda will be happy delivering 28,000 of these hybrids per annum, twice what the previous edition achieved—but only 15 percent of the Prius’s 2015 volume in the United States.
Honda is already working on the 2017 Accord Hybrid. This new Honda hybrid car model will come with lots of changes and upgrades. According to the latest rumors, its exterior will be based on the concept that was presented during the 2014 Auto Show in Beijing. It will also have several similarities with the new TLX. However, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid will have attractive addition, which will definitely attract more attention as well as more potential buyers. If all goes as planned, we can expect the new model to hit the markets in 2017.
Here is what you can expect out of the all-new Honda Accrod Hybrid 2017 Edition:
According to various images surfing over the Internet, the new Accord Hybrid’s physical body has been changed for improved aerodynamics. The front side features with sleek body lines coupled with a shaped hood. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is expected to be a luxurious appearance. At its front end, the brand new model will be situated in a completely new light bulb. It will also have fog lights in addition to an excellent net like grille design. The fog light bulbs are expected to be highlighted which will result in a more hostile look of this motor vehicle. The fog light bulbs will enhance visibility. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid will not alter with the measurements although it is anticipated to have a larger wheel as compared to the previous model. You can definitely expect a lot of change and a refreshing feel.
The interior design will be extremely stylish with a majority of the newest gadgets that you’d anticipate in any luxurious car. While the interior design will be reminiscent of what the new Honda Accord Hybrid for 2017 has to offer, its materials are expected to be of a better quality. This new hybrid sedan is likely to carry an 8-inch LCD screen that has all the significant features suited best for entertainment and productivity.
The all-new Accord Hybrid 2017 has used what it calls a two-motor hybrid system, which is comprised of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine geared directly to a motor-generator (A) and through a computer-controlled clutch to the front differential. The second motor-generator (B) is geared directly to the differential. Disengaging the clutch enables pure electric propulsion via motor B with the engine resting. When the battery’s charge is depleted, motor A cranks the engine and then generates electricity for motor B. At higher speeds and during cruising, engaging the clutch allows both the engine and motor B to drive the wheels; motor A continues generating electricity for B. The fourth, all-hands-on-deck mode uses both motors and the combustion engine for propulsion; this configuration works only when there is suitable charge remaining in the battery pack.
High anticipation towards the launch of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid lies in the first quarter of 2017. Based on the previous models, it’s safe to assume that the vehicle will carry a price tag ranging between 29,000 to 35,000 USD.