2016 Honda Accord will arrive the market in 2016 or 2017. Why we write about this now, when the new Honda Accord just left the factory and found in salons. The reason is very simple, 2016 Honda Accord will be built in America. This is a great insight, Accord and Civic are Honda’s best-selling models, and from the 2016 both of these models will be built in Ohio.
The Accord is already one of Honda’s most Americanized cars. But the company’s global tech center is in Utsunomiya, north of Tokyo, and they still handles key engineering. But that will change in the next generation of Honda. And from Honda we can hear that the factory in Ohio is fully capable to provide the latest production of the new Honda Accord. Honda also plans to launch in the future production of hybrid cars in North America. The aim is to facilitate the supply of batteries and other special parts, and also to reduce their price. Honda plans to make the plug-in and regular hybrid variants of the new Accord at the company’s Sayama plant north of Tokyo, at least initially. The plug-in hits the United States next year. But hybrid manufacturing should shift to the United States by 2015, within the current generation Accord’s.
For the next generation, made-in-USA hybrids should be routine. From Honda also expects some drivetrain tweaks next time around. Boosting fuel economy was key in the recent redesign. To increase efficiency, Honda considered using a downsized turbocharged engine.