PHEV is the current trend in the automobile world, and every automaker is trying to include Plug hybrid units in their car lineups. Likewise, Honda will bring a new PHEV car on the market that will be known as 2017 Honda Accord PHEV. Honda chose Accord because it is a popular model in the mid-size sedan market and it will easy for them popularise PHEV technology through this car. Honda has a reputation for bringing innovative technology in their models, and they have done same with accord phev. Honda first showcased the prototype model of Accord PHEV in 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. And from that point onwards, Honda started emphasizing on eco-friendly models that would bring revolution in their lineup. The 2017 Honda Accord PHEV will be the third top of the line PHEV variant in the Asian market. According to the prediction of a journalist, honda phev will bring immense change in the mid-size vehicle market. If it happens, then the market share of Honda will reach a new height. Everyone is eager to know when this beauty will arrive on the market, but there is doubt about its arrival in mid part of 2016.
Exterior Modifications and Interior Decoration, Technology of 2017 Honda Accord PHEV
The outer portion of Honda Accord PHEV 2017 will carry the similar design of other Accord variants. The body parts will be moulded in such a way that it can produce better aerodynamics. Front fascia will get LED headlight, new grille design, large air vents while rear portion will have redesigned taillamp, power tailgate, twin exhaust nozzle, etc. Most of the body parts will be carry chrome accent along with distinct color shade. It will get a newly designed compound wheel set along with new tires.
Cabin area will be filled with modern design pattern along with high-end gadgets that include satellite navigation, modern infotainment, cruise control, digital tachometer, etc. The front dashboard will carry a modern touch screen panel along with USB, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, iPod connectivity, etc. Other than this most of the equipment will remain same although they will be updated.
2017 Honda Accord PHEV – Under the Hood
The 2017 Honda Accord PHEV is expected to get a 2.4 liter four barrel engine that can produce 180 HP and 181 lb-ft. It would also get a lithium battery-powered motor unit that will boost up the power by 196 HP. It would get eight-speed gear system, and the mileage will be far better than 46 mpg and 47 mpg.
2017 Honda Accord PHEV – Expected Date of Arrival, Price and Competitors
Honda hasn’t released exact price details, but honda accord phev is expected to cost around $35,000. Honda will release this car in the market by the first quarter of 2017 or if early, then release date will shift to the end of 2016. There are plenty of models that are ready to pose a great threat to the popularity of 2017 Honda Accord PHEV. Models like Chevrolet Volt, Ford Fusion Energi, and Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid are primary rivals.