The Honda Accord Hybrid sedan bound for the Japanese domestic market differs from the Honda Accord PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) released onto the US market earlier this year as it isn't not fitted with the that model’s plug-in charging technology. It does, however, share its blue-tinted grille and LED headlights.
The teased images show a luxury-spec interior with a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear selector, digital instrument cluster, and a dash-mounted eight-inch display screen and smaller touchscreen positioned into the centre console.
Though official powertrain details will be released following the Honda Accord Hybrid's full reveal on June 20, a two-motor hybrid system comprising a 102kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine and a 105kW electric motor has been suggested. A claimed fuel consumption figure of 3.3 litres per 100km, nearly one litre off the plug-in's 2.4L/100km figure, is also displayed next to the car.
While the new ninth-generation Honda Accord went on sale locally in May, powered by a 129kW/225Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder and a 206kW/339Nm 3.5-litre V6, Honda Australia told CarAdvice that both hybrid models are under consideration for addition to the local line-up, though, there are no current plans to launch them and definitely not in 2014.
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