Honda has released new details about the 2014 Accord Hybrid which has just gone into production at the company's plant in Marysville, Ohio.
Described as the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered four-door sedan in America, the model is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine and a 166 bhp (124 kW) electric motor. This setup enables the model to return 50 mpg city / 45 mpg highway / 47 mpg combined (US) which is a slightly above the company's original estimates.
Besides the eco-friendly powertrain, the model has LED daytime running lights, blue accents and unique alloy wheels. There's a rear spoiler, hybrid badging and a new infotainment display that allows drivers to see their instant fuel economy and the status of the hybrid system.
According to Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda, "Even before it hits showrooms this fall, the Accord Hybrid is already surpassing the competition and claiming segment leadership. For customers looking for a 50 mpg rated 4-door sedan, there is no other choice than the 2014 Accord Hybrid."