Honda Accord Sport Hybrid arrives

Honda Accord Sport Hybrid arrives

Hybrid Honda Accord Sport in dealerships from $58,990.

Honda Accord Sport Hybrid arrives
Honda Accord Sport Hybrid arrives - the hybrid system in the Accord features a newly-developed engine dedicated to hybrid vehicles, an electric CVT coupled with two built-in motors, lock-up clutch and high-efficiency lithium-ion battery.

Honda has welcomed another new variant to the Australian Honda line-up with a hybrid version of the Honda Accord now available.

Known as the Honda Accord Sport Hybrid, the model features a newly-developed hybrid powertrain that mates a 2.0 litre DOHC four-cylinder engine with a two-motor hybrid system. The total output is a respectable 146kW and 307Nm.

Those output figures compare favourably with the 129kW/225Nm output from the standard four-cylinder petrol engine in the entry-level Accord and the 206kW/339Nm delivered by the 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine in the flagship model.

Not surprisingly the Honda Accord hybrid uses less fuel than both conventional engine models – Honda tell us the hybrid will sip as little as 4.6L/100km combined.

And while the hybrid version carries a $7,000 price premium over the V6 model it does comes standard with an array of features, including; 18” alloys, front and rear parking sensors, electric sunroof, LED Daytime Running Lights, sat-nav, reverse camera and leather-appointed seats.

Stephen Collins, Honda Australia Director, says the new Honda Accord Sport Hybrid comes with the latest hybrid technology under the bonnet.

“The Accord Sport Hybrid is the first vehicle in Australia that features our all-new hybrid powertrain,”

“Honda’s advanced technology delivers exceptional performance with outstanding fuel economy, ensuring our customers can have the best of both worlds.”

“The Accord Sport Hybrid further demonstrates Honda’s commitment to petrol-electric hybrid powertrains as a critical technology for reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.”

In other Honda news; Honda Accord and CR-V vehicles recalled over possible emergency braking fault and Honda Civic Hatch gets 2015 makeover.

Joel Helmes