The Honda Accord Hybrid is returning to the sector, a 2014 model that will be developed at the automaker’s producing facility in Marysville, Ohio. This production plant, opened in 1982, is Honda’s first US production plant. The organization will increase 95,000 sq. ft to accommodate the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid and strategies to seek the services of 50 new personnel.
The new hybrid model joins two other folks constructed by Honda in the United States. The Acura ILX Hybrid and Honda Civic Hybrid are assembled at Honda’s Greensburg, Ind., production plant.
The Marysville improve represents a $23 million expenditure by Honda. The key assembly line will be stretched and much more room will be made obtainable for components that are exclusive to the vehicle. Honda states that the expansion will make the assembly plant more successful and increase its pieces logistics functions.
As the to start with Honda motor vehicle assembly plant in The us, the Marysville facility has produced at minimum eight generations of Accord sedans. This will be the first time that the Accord Hybrid was created there the prior product was discontinued a several many years back and was imported from Japan.
Two hybrid Accord designs will strike the sector. A standard hybrid will be joined by a plug-in hybrid, both employing a two-motor method. Each individual product will present a 2.-liter in-line four cylinder gasoline motor paired with an digital constantly variable transmission. Its initially motor is a 124-kilowatt traction electrical motor that will do the job with the CVT. Its 2nd motor is a 105-kilowatt electric motor developed exclusively for electric power technology.
Introducing hybrid types again to the Honda Accord line provides this midsize sedan and coupe line further trustworthiness in an extremely-competitive phase. Right now, the Toyota Camry is the finest-offering product with the Honda Accord following. Right powering it is the Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and the Hyundai Sonata. The hybrids need to support elevate the Accord’s visibility additional, though incorporating however a further evaluate of “environmentally friendly” driving to the Honda line.
The Honda Accord Sedan is an Insurance policies Institute for Freeway Safety “best basic safety decide” all over again for 2013. The new model also not long ago the IIHS’s most effective rating in an all-new entrance crash take a look at, 1 of just two midsize sedans to attain that distinction. The NHTSA has also offered the Honda Accord Sedan its best 5-star rating for its exemplary effectiveness in frontal crash, aspect crash and rollover exams. The Honda Accord Coupe has not been examined.