Honda’s Accord Sport Hybrid has landed in Australia and the carmaker’s solely hybrid giving in its native line-up for currently.
A new Jazz Hybrid was secure last year for Australian customers however has nevertheless to arrive, and Honda quietly born the Civic Hybrid from its vary, along side the Civic Diesel, once the updated model arrived last month.
So for now, Honda fans seeking hybrid power can have solely the Accord Sport Hybrid to think about, with costs ranging from $58,990 and on-road prices.
The hybrid Accord is that the initial in Australia to supply new technical school from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series with "Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD)".
2016 Honda Accord Hybrid Engine
The 2.0 cubic decimetre four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle hydrocarbon engine was specifically designed to enhance the electrical drivetrain, and therefore the powerplants mix to supply 146kW or power and 307Nm of force.
Power reaches the road through AN electronic CVT automatic, and combined fuel consumption is rated at four.6 l/100km.
Honda says this figure makes it the foremost fuel scotch giving within the medium section beneath $60,000 in Australia.
2016 Honda Accord Hybrid Release Design
Externally, the Accord Hybrid options 18-inch alloy wheels, headlights with a full of life cornering feature and daytime running lights and a ‘shark fin’ antennae and styling that for the most part mirrors the remainder of the Accord.
Unlike the regular Accord, the Hybrid model gets AN all-aluminium front sub-frame designed to avoid wasting weight and additional aid fuel economy. The rear gets AN aluminum bumper beam that aims to offset a number of the load from the lithium-ion battery pack.
Inside, customers can notice a layout like that of the previous range-topper within the Accord V6L, together with Honda’s Intuitive Gauge Cluster - that the car maker says (blends analogue and digital elements).
Other options embrace AN eight inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and a (three mode) reversing camera (normal, high down and wide), electrical sunshine-roof and a reverse tilt-down operate for the traveller facet mirror.
There’s conjointly automatic wipers, a push-button begin, electrical front seat adjustment and active noise cancellation and (dual-zone) climate management, along side grain and animal skin finishes.
Safety options embrace six airbags, electronic stability management, adjustive controller, lane-keep assist, emergency stop signal and hill begin assist.