The Japanese based automaker Honda is planning to introduce a hybrid version of its popular Accord model sometimes next year.
According to the car manufacturer, a hybrid version of the Honda Accord will be hitting the showrooms in 2012, with the announcement being made at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Honda Motor president, Takanobu Ito, has also confirmed the company’s intentions in an interview with Bloomberg, but the official didn’t reveal any details about the upcoming “green” Accord. Sadly we don’t know any more details about the 2012 Honda Accord Hybrid but a 2.0 liter based hybrid powertrain has been presented to the public at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, which might be implemented to the model.
As a reminder, the Honda Accord is a compact mid-size vehicle made by Honda since 1976 and sold in a lot of markets around the world. The Honda Accord has become the first Japanese car to be manufactured in the United States in 1982, at the Marysville, Ohio plant. The eighth generation of the Accord in the U.S. remains larger and different than the Japanese or European versions and comes with a 2.4 liter engine (177 BHP, 161 lb-ft) for sedans and 190 BHP with 162 lb-ft for coupes, along with a 3.5 liter V6 generating 272 BHP and 254 lb-ft of torque.