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All-New 2018 Accord Hybrid to Arrive in Showrooms as the New Benchmark among Intermediate Hybrids

  • Hybrid version of 2018 Canadian Car of the Year debuts with best-in-class cabin space, power, and cargo space

MARKHAM, ON., Mar. 19, 2018 – The 2018 Accord Hybrid will begin arriving in dealerships at the end of April as the latest addition to Honda’s growing portfolio of electrified vehicles. Boasting class-leading power, cabin space, and cargo space, the next-generation Accord Hybrid wholly embodies Honda’s unique approach to electrification – infusing fun-to-drive performance, efficiency, premium feature content, and comfort in a sophisticated and affordable package.  

The Accord Hybrid lineup will come in two trim levels: Hybrid, and Hybrid Touring. The Accord Hybrid still offers a lengthy list of standard equipment, such as 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights (low beam) and taillights, dual-zone climate control, Smart entry with Push-button Start, a 7-inch TFT digital driver’s metre, a multi-angle rearview camera, and the Honda Sensingâ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, which bundles together Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Traffic Sign Recognition.

The 2018 Accord Hybrid is powered by the third generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid powertrain, which pairs a 2.0-litre DOHC i-VTECâ Atkinson-cycle inline-4 engine with 40-percent thermal efficiency to  an electric propulsion motor that churns out 232 lb.-ft. of torque for a class-leading total system output of 212 horsepower. As before, the Accord two-motor system operates without the need for a conventional automatic transmission.

Helping to maximize energy generation are steering wheel-mounted Deceleration Selectors. Similar to transmission paddle shifters, the Accord Hybrid’s Deceleration Selectors allow the driver to easily toggle between four levels of regenerative braking performance. The right selector increases regenerative braking and the left selector reduces regenerative braking. The system simultaneously helps reduce stress on the brakes while increasing battery charging via regeneration.

The Accord Hybrid’s powertrain operates by seamlessly shifting between three distinct drive operations: EV Drive (100-percent electric motor), Hybrid Drive (electric motor and gasoline engine driving the generator motor) and Engine Drive (gasoline engine), utilizing power from the gasoline engine and electric motors to accommodate the current driving conditions.

2018 Accord Hybrid Pricing & Fuel Economy

Trim

MSRP

NRCan Fuel Economy Ratings

(city / highway / combined)

Accord Hybrid

$33,090

 5.0/5.1/5.1

Accord Hybrid Touring

$39,790

 5.0/5.1/5.1

The 2018 Accord Hybrid benefits from a 55 (mm) longer wheelbase and a 32-percent smaller intelligent power unit (IPU) that is now mounted under the rear floor instead of in the trunk, allowing for the inclusion of a 60/40-split rear seat. As a result, the Accord Hybrid provides the same people- and cargo-hauling space and flexibility as its conventionally-powered counterparts. Add it altogether and the 2018 Accord Hybrid in the intermediate sedan segment delivers class-leading cargo space (473L), interior space (3463L), and rear legroom (1026 (mm) all while reducing its overall footprint.  

The newest Accord Hybrid joins an expanding lineup of electrified Honda vehicles like the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid – and forthcoming 2019 Insight hybrid sedan. These models represent the next generation of Honda vehicles as the company advances toward its global initiative to grow electrified vehicle sales to two-thirds by 2030.

The new Accord Hybrid joins the Accord 1.5T and 2.0T in Honda’s all-new, award-winning 10th-generation Accord lineup. The new Accord has been named “Best Large Car” by AJAC (Automobile Journalists Association of Canada), and in February was named 2018 Canadian Car of the Year by the same organization.

The 2018 Accord Hybrid for the North American market is manufactured using domestic and globally-sourced parts exclusively at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio auto plant alongside the Accord 1.5T and Accord 2.0T.

About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada.  The company has produced more than eight million cars and light trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario.  Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models.  Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.