The beloved Honda Accord lineup will grow by one this Spring, as the brand has recently unveiled the new 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, a sleek and fashionable midsize sedan that features a powerful and efficient two-motor hybrid powertrain which dishes out an impressive 212 total combined horsepower. This innovative new vehicle will be coming soon to our Honda dealer serving Aurora.
“The new Honda Accord Hybrid is the ultimate Accord—the most refined, technologically sophisticated and, of course, most fuel efficient in the lineup. With Accord already America’s most popular car three years running and the best-selling midsize car to younger buyers, we think this new hybrid model will add considerable momentum for the Honda brand,” said John Mendel, Executive Vice President of the American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid’s two-motor hybrid powertrain breaks new ground by seamlessly transitioning between three operational modes:
The electric propulsion motor and lithium ion battery pack are put to work driving the front wheels of the Accord while operating over short distances and under light loads. The gasoline engine is turned off during EV Drive mode.
During normal driving conditions, the gasoline powered engine activates to supplement the electrical current drawn from the battery back and increase the power of the electric propulsion motor as it drives the front wheels.
When you need that little extra, Engine Drive mode kicks in, using a lock-up clutch mechanism to connect the gasoline engine and electric propulsion motor. In this mode, the electric and gasoline engines work together to drive the front wheels.
Complementing the revolutionary new engine capabilities found in the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is an advanced infotainment system. Shoppers at our Honda dealership serving Aurora will find the most advanced technology Honda has to offer, which includes available Display Audio with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. These handy features allow drivers to conform many of their favorite smartphone apps’ controls to those in their vehicle.The Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety features will come standard on the new Accord Hybrid as well.
While we wait for the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid to arrive at Honda of Joliet, give us a call at (866) 313-2399 or drop by Honda Superstore of Joliet to have a look at some of the other great vehicles we keep in stock.