Report: Honda to launch new 68 mpg Accord hybrid sedan in Japan in June
4 January 2013
The Nikkei reports that Honda Motor Co. will launch the new Accord hybrid sedan in Japan in June offering fuel economy of 29 km/l (68 mpg US, 3.4 l/100km). The new Accord hybrid will feature Honda’s two-motor hybrid drive system which will also be applied in the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid. (Earlier post.)
Its mileage will far outpace the 23.4km per liter and 23.2km per liter of Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry and Crown hybrid sedans. The fuel economy will also be the best among Hondas, beating the Insight hybrid’s 27.2km per liter.
The Accord Hybrid will likely sell for slightly more than 3 million yen. Honda is looking to move around 10,000 units a year. A plug-in Accord Hybrid that can be recharged from ordinary power outlets will also be released in June. This vehicle will be available only for leasing by businesses and municipalities.
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