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Honda Unveils New Accord Hybrid in Japan

Honda Unveils New Accord Hybrid in Japan

Jun 24 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Accord hybrid pricing equates to about $38,000 in the US

Automotive manufacturer Honda is betting big on a hybrid version of its flagship Accord sedan. The Honda Accord is currently one of the best-selling automobiles on the market. Honda competitor...

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Honda Unveils New Accord Hybrid in Japan

Jun 24 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Accord hybrid pricing equates to about $38,000 in the US

Automotive manufacturer Honda is betting big on a hybrid version of its flagship Accord sedan. The Honda Accord is currently one of the best-selling automobiles on the market. Honda competitor Toyota already has a hybrid version of its Camry sedan. The new Honda Accord hybrid will be significantly more expensive than a hybrid version of the Camry.

Bloomberg reports that Honda has priced its Accord hybrid at 20% more than the hybrid Camry. Honda believes it's buyers will pay extra for improved fuel economy. Sales of the new Accord hybrid kicked off over the weekend in Japan with the starting price equating to $38,000 here in the US.

The hybrid Honda Accord will go on sale in the US in October. Honda expects big things with sales of the Accord increasing 23% this year while they have dropped by 5.5% for the Camry. The hybrid Honda Accord has a fuel efficiency rating of 30 km a liter is measured under the Japan JC08 testing standards. That compares to the Camry hybrid achieving 23.4 km per liter.

 
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2014 Motocross Rookie of the Year – GEICO Honda’s Bisceglia

Aug 29 2014 3:01pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2014 Motocross Rookie of the Year With a successful first season at the professional level complete, GEICO Honda 250 rider Matt Bisceglia’s on-track performance was recognized by the industry when he was named the 2014 Pro Motocross Series Rookie of the Year. “It was really awesome to win rookie of the year,” Bisceglia said. “I actually had no idea I had won it initially because since I had been injured for the last couple races I didn’t get to go to the banquet. One of the mech ...
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2014 President’s Picks: Best Value – Kawasaki Ninja 1000

Aug 29 2014 1:52pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

Best Value in 2014 – Ninja 100 A declining youth motorcycle market that seem more interested in tiny mobile screens than taking part in real life have worried motorcycle manufacturers for some time. Along with the Great Recession that prevented those who wanted a motorcycle from actually being able to buy one, both effects have combined to cause a nasty downturn in US sales in recent years. That in turn has forced manufacturers to produce exciting, affordable products that captur ...
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2014 Silverstone MotoGP Friday Practice | Marquez Near Record Pace

Aug 29 2014 1:26pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2014 Silverstone Friday Practice Results After losing his first race of the season two weekends ago at Brno, After winning the opening-10 rounds in 2014 MotoGP, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez lost his first race two weeks ago at Brno. And as the series heads to the UK for round 12 this weekend, he wants to return to the top of the podium. Marquez began his quest back to the top Friday at Silverstone during the first day of free practice for the Hertz British Grand Prix. There, the reigning ...
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Weekly Roundup: Most popular stories and new car reviews

Aug 29 2014 11:48am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Most popular stories: Avoid those potholes!Carlos Osorio, AP Photo 1. Seven of the worst things you can do your vehicle. Time and again, we ignore or do certain things to our vehicles that will almost always result in massive repair bills 2. Got a traffic ticket away from home? You’re better off paying up. Think twice about laughing off a ticket you get from across the border Rotting muscle cars for sale on CraigslistSupplied, Craigslist 3. Heaps of rotti ...
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The Akira Motorcycle Is Real And We Rode It

Aug 29 2014 10:59am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Tetsuuuo! Kaneda's bike is real. It's called the 2015 Honda NM4, it's on-sale in America, and yesterday, I was one of the first journalists to ride it. Spoiler Alert: It really does feel like it belongs in N ...
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Honda XR-V revealed at Chengdu Motor Show

Aug 29 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

The Honda XR-V has been officially unveiled during the 17th Chengdu Motor Show ...
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2014 Honda CB1000R Review | Secret Italian Love Child

Aug 29 2014 5:14am CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2014 Honda CB1000R Test The 2014 Honda CB1000R is a hoot to ride, and does just about everything well. It’s that simple because this is one of those bikes you can climb on and feel an immediate intimacy with the whole package. Just a few miles in town, and this naked – designed by Honda Italy – displays its easy nature and desire to please. The CB100R’s 56.9-inch wheelbase is average for the category, but the CB is very nimble, quick to turn and fe ...
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Marquez Highlights Silverstone MotoGP Press Conference

Aug 28 2014 6:49pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2014 Silverstone MotoGP Press Conference Two weeks ago at the Czech Republic Grand Prix, Respol Honda Marc Marquez’s 10-race winning streak came to an end. The reigning MotoGP Champion not only lost, he finished fourth. This was only the third time the 21-year-old Spaniard finished off the podium. But with the loss arrived some relief, as Marquez was not pressured about keeping a perfect record. ...
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Tesla Model S now the least-stolen car in the US

Aug 28 2014 6:10pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Green Culture, Tesla Motors When is a Honda Accord more appealing than a Tesla Model S? When you're a thief. The Accord continues to reign as the most-stolen car in the US but the Model S is now claiming a new and interesting title: the least-stolen car in America. Last year, it wasn't even on the list. Of course, sometimes a Model S is stolen and the most famous case ended with tragic results. Las ...
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Car Review: 2015 Honda Fit

Aug 28 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview  The completely redesigned Fit is a fun little subcompact with a lot of useful features and a great interior Pros  Multiple seat configurations make it more versatile, fuel efficiency, sporty feel, great transmissions Cons  Noisy during highway drives Value for money  Great What would I change? If I was being picky, I’d ask for a quieter ride, but it’s not a deal-breaker The highly competitive subcompact segment is one of the most interesting segments i ...
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