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Will The New Honda Accord Euro Succeed Where Other Hybrids Fail?

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By Author: Kiara Jones
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The new Honda Accord Euro 2015 is the latest generation of the popular Accord that has been with us for many years. However, this new version is bang up to date and bristling with new features. One of the most interesting things about this car is that it is actually available as a hybrid vehicle. Now, as you may know, hybrid cars have not been selling well in Australia. This has led other manufacturers to pull their hybrid vehicles out of Australia altogether. In fact, Honda has already removed the Civic Hybrid, Insight and CR-Z from their stable here. Even the ever popular Honda Jazz has a hybrid variant that will not be re-stocked when the current stock has been sold. So knowing this information it seems strange that Honda would introduce a new hybrid model. Is this a shrewd move on the part of Honda and what does the new Accord offer?

Firstly it’s interesting to note that hybrid cars do sell in Australia, it’s just that they don’t sell in large numbers. This can be very frustrating as manufacturers want to release their latest models and have to adhere to emissions legislation. Honda have decided to approach the market in a different way this time by using what they call “Hybrid Sport Technology”. This will be part of all Honda Accord Euro models that are expected to be available from mid-2015 onwards. This initiative is part of the “Earth Dreams Technology” umbrella. Now is this was any other car manufacturer it would probably be safe to bet that this was PR stunt dreamed up by hippies. However, there is another hybrid car that will be released alongside the new Honda Accord Euro and that is the NSX supercar. For most drivers and gearheads that fact alone should placate any criticism of what Honda is trying to achieve here.

If they are in the market to buy a hybrid Honda Accord Euro, Perth drivers may be interested in what they will get. Initially, it’s important to note that externally there is no physical difference between the hybrid models and the regular cars. The hybrid will have a 2.0 litre petrol engine which is smaller than its siblings and an electric motor with a Lithium-ion battery. This two motor system will make the Accord Euro hybrid very fuel efficient in use. Although there are no solid figures available the hybrid would have to perform better than the current best performer in the range. This is currently the 2.4 litre Accord which has a fuel consumption of 7.9L/100km and the Accord hybrid would definitely improve on this already impressive figure.

If you would like to know more information about the new Honda Accord Euro, contact us. We will be happy to arrange a test drive for you at your earliest convenience. If you have any further questions or queries don’t hesitate to ask and we will be happy to help.

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