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Honda Accord Sport Hybrid on sale in Australia from $58,990

June 16, 2015

The new Honda Accord Sport Hybrid has just been launched in Australia, showcasing the first of an all-new family of hybrid powertrains to be introduced by the company in the near future.

Honda Accord Sport Hybrid

Incorporating Honda’s ‘Earth Dreams’ technology, the new model comes with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, paired with an electric CVT connected to two built-in motors, a lock-up clutch, drawing power from a lithium-ion battery.

The system offers a combined output of 146kW of power and 307Nm of torque, presenting a combined fuel consumption rate of just 4.6L/100km. Needless to say, it is one of the most economical vehicles in its class, even bettering the Toyota Camry hybrid’s 5.2L/100km consumption average.

Drivers are able to choose between three driving modes via the Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD), with full electric, hybrid, and petrol engine only modes. Like the regular Accord, there’s also Advanced Driver Assist System technology for added safety. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins spoke about the car, saying,

“The Accord Sport Hybrid is the first vehicle in Australia that features our all-new hybrid powertrain. Honda’s advanced technology delivers exceptional performance with outstanding fuel economy, ensuring our customers can have the best of both worlds.”

Honda Accord Sport Hybrid-interior

Interested buyers are able to purchase the new model now via Honda dealers around the country. Prices start at $58,990 (excluding on-road costs). See below for the standard features list;

  • 18 inch alloy wheels
  • Acoustic Alert System
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Active Cornering Lights
  • Electric sunroof
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Rain-sensing auto front wipers
  • Keyless entry with push button start
  • Eco Assist
  • Leather-appointed seats
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
  • In-built satellite navigation system
  • Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system
  • Multi-angle reversing camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)

 

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.