Sources have confirmed interesting news coming out of Honda. According to outsourcing sources, the Japanese car giant is planning on investing over 23 million dollars into it's Marysville, Ohio Plant to accommodate the production of it's new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. This new plant brings lots of employment opportunities to locals, something that Ohio is excited about.
The Honda Accord has always received good reviews and this new Accord Hybrid should put Honda back on the map in the Gas-Electric Hybrid race.
Honda hasn't released any official numbers yet, but word on the street is this hybrid could see an MPG in the upper 40 range.
That's not all for Honda in 2014. Honda is planning a release of a plugin version that was tested last year. They are also planning a full release of a plug-in hybrid. This plug in model will still carry the Accord name, however will be solely made in Japan. So far in tests it's received the equivalent of a 115 MPG. However, plans might change in the near future if this model takes off as well as it's gas-electric counterpart did.
Overall, Honda is certainly coming out the gates running and they're definitely looking at the hybrid market as their goal for 2014. Companies like Toyota will have to keep a close eye on the prize since Honda seems to have it's eyes and focus on their famous Prius.
When the dust settles, the most positive thing to note is that big automotive companies are finally realizing that eco-friendly cars are the way of the future. With gas prices rising and greenhouse gasses closing in, hybrid cars are starting to attract the attention of more and more buyers.
If you haven't already, you should definitely test drive a hybrid car and see for yourself. A lot has changed over the years and with lowering prices and greater savings, eco-friendly cars or hybrid solutions are where it's at.
By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca