2018 Honda Accord Hybrid features third-generation MMD two-motor system; no heavy rare-earth metals in motors

By mmillikin The 2018 Accord is the 10th generation of Honda’s perennially best-selling midsize sedan. All new from the ground up, the new Accord is built on a new platform with a lower, wider stance, a lighter and more rigid unibody structure; a lighter and more sophisticated chassis; three advanced new power units, including Accord’s first turbocharged engines, a new 10-speed automatic transmission and the third-generation of Honda’s Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (iMMD) two-motor hybrid technology.

The new hybrid powertrain features a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle engine with improved thermal efficiently, now at 40% (up from 38.9% on the 2017 Accord Hybrid, earlier post), the highest

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