Honda Canada has increased the price of its base-model Accord Hybrid by about $2,000 for the 2018 model year.
The vehicle will begin arriving at dealerships at the end of April.
The Accord Hybrid lineup will come in two trim levels: Hybrid and Hybrid Touring.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, dual-zone climate control, smart entry with push-button start and a multi-angle rearview camera. The Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies is also standard.
The third-generation, two-motor hybrid -- now built in Honda’s Marysville, Ohio,plant -- will use a 2.0-litre gas engine. It’s paired with an electric propulsion motor. Together, the entire powertrain creates 232 lb.-ft. of torque and 212 horsepower.
The electric motor starts the vehicle and propels it in slow speeds. The gasoline engine kicks in when at cruising speeds, when its most efficient. When accelerating quickly, both gasoline and electric motors work in tandem.
The 2018 Accord Hybrid’s wheelbase is 55 mm longer than the outgoing model and has a 32-per cent smaller intelligent power unit (IPU) that is now mounted under the rear floor instead of in the trunk. That has allowed the automaker to include a 60/40-split rear seat.
The 2018 Accord Hybrid starts at $34,785 while the Accord Hybrid Touring starts at $41,485. The 2017 model was priced at $32,995 — or $1,790 less than the new model. All prices include destination charges.