Recall that the model was officially presented in April 2016. This version of Honda Accord Hybrid has a new power plant and more modern equipment and facilities.
The most interesting stuff the novelty has, of course, under the hood, but we’ll start with appearance. So, the exterior.
As mentioned above, design is more stylish and dynamic. Both bumper, front and rear, underwent restyling, the novelty has received the updated false radiator grill. Headlights are made by LED technology, as well as daytime running lights, located on the lower edge of the headlights.
Features include the rear lights, they have a bluish tint. Moreover, the new Accord has also an aluminum bonnet and 17-inch aluminum wheels with the original pattern.
For buyers will be available 8 colors of paint finish. What else is worth mentioning in the rear part – that is spoiler on the trunk lid and the side sills.
By tradition, the novelty of Honda has narrowed headlamps. Another feature in the appearance of the regular version of the Accord 9 is the presence of a large number of icons or labels with the inscription Hybrid.
As for the interior, the designers have worked hard here, it can not be compared with the interior of predecessors. Cabin is explicitly premium, the very finishes similar to ivory or completely black with elements of wood inserts worth a lot. However, the novelty received not just a new interior finish of high quality materials, but also very rich equipment.
Depending on the package, potential buyers will be able to get the modern sound system, multimedia system with a large touch screen of 7 inches and supporting all mobile operating systems, parking assistant, front and rear, two rows of seats with electric adjustment and heating.
Among other things, the model is equipped with adaptive cruise control, climate control, monitoring of blind spots, a rearview camera, an autonomous warning and braking before an obstacle, tracking markings and traffic signs, automatic adjustment of light of headlights, rain sensors, electrically adjusted and heated mirrors, and many more.
So we got to the most important thing – the power plant. This will be the engine operating on the principle of the Atkinson cycle with a volume of 2 liters, and two electric motors, one for each axis. The total capacity of such a facility will be 212 horsepower, 16 more than in its predecessor.
According to the principle of operation of such a facility, everything is clear and traditional:
— EV Drive – petrol engine does not work, work two motors until the battery charge will not end, and the system does not switch to a gasoline engine.
— Hybrid Drive – simultaneous operation of the entire power plant, with a gasoline engine running on battery charging electric motors.
— Engine Drive – motor work in tandem with electric motors for maximum plant capacity and speed of the car.
Depending on the operating environment, Honda Accord Hybrid automatically switches between the two modes, depending on which mode is optimal for the moment.
As for the battery, they are also lithium, but of more compact size, their volume decreased to 0.38 cu. meters.
The brake system is fully circular, classic McPherson front suspension, rear independent multi-link with the system. There is also a function of the sport, to maximize engine.