2020 Honda Accord with hybrid engine coming in December

2020 Honda Accord with hybrid engine coming in December

The new Honda Accord is all set to roll out in December with the most significant revision. Yes, this time you can get the Accord sedan with a new hybrid powertrain. Honda has confirmed that the tenth-gen Accord will be offered in two engine options- 1.5-litre turbo petrol and 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain options which is opposite to the earlier predictions.

Honda Accord Front

For the hybrid powertrain, the engine bay is loaded with a 2.0-litre Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder petrol engine paired with a battery pack and two electric motors. The combined output is quoted as 214 PS of power and 315 Nm of torque. These mechanical bits stand in competition with Toyota Camry's 2.5-litre hybrid system which churns out 217 PS of power, however, Toyota has not mentioned any torque figure yet.

The details about fuel consumption are still not confirmed but it is known that power will be sent to the front wheels through a hybrid-optimized e-CVT transmission in the hybrid Accord.

Honda Accord  side

On the contrary, the 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is capable to produce 190 PS of power and 260 Nm of torque. The same engine can be found in Honda Civic and Honda CR-V.

By getting the confirmation on these drivetrains, it seems that Honda is not thinking to bring high powered 2.0-litre turbo and 10-speed automatic running in the US.

Honda Accord  cabin

Stephen Collins, director for Honda Australia said, "With the exception of NSX, this is the first hybrid in our local line-up since 2016 and understandably the Australian market and consumer preferences have evolved in that time, so it’s great to be able to give Honda customers that option once again.”

Before December launch, Honda has also confirmed that the new Accord is loaded with a full suite of Honda Sensing driver assistance features which will be standard across the lineup. It includes adaptive cruise control with stop&go, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, and high-beam assist. However, the firm has not revealed the pricing and complete specs sheet yet. Stay tuned to Zigwheels Australia to get the latest update on this.

Also read: Toyota Australia intends to elevate hybrid growth

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