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Honda plans a made-in-America Accord hybrid for 2015

GasBuddy Blog -- Honda didn't have a very good experience when it sold its Accord hybrid in the U.S. from 2004 through 2008, but that's not discouraging the Japanese automaker from taking another shot at it.

This time around, they're proceeding more strategically. Auto News is reporting that when the two-motor plug-in electric-gasoline sedan arrives in the United States early next year, volumes will be small.

The reason: The hybrid version of the Accord currently made in Japan is better suited for Japanese consumers because the yen's strength against the dollar takes a big bite out of export profits, chief engineer Chitoshi Yokota told Japan's Nikkei Sangyo business daily.

That's why Honda has decided to start building the hybrid...


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TTQuattro
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 12:19:56 AM

i hope my next car is a hybrid
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 5:59:00 AM

good for the US economy. Too bad too many Americans don't think Honda is a good car maker.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 1:00:42 PM

I like the Chevy Volt
Lobsters11
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I like the Chevy Volt
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 12:02:10 AM

good for Honda and good for the American economy (incl. jobs).
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:50:55 PM

That'll be nice for our economy!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 2:21:36 PM

Good for U.S. to be made here.
rtw777
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 6:11:55 AM

Still will not buy one.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 6:05:35 AM

Then Toyota, and so on
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next car may be another subaru
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 6:01:17 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:58:58 AM

It's Ford or Hyundai for me.
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I'll Support Ford .
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I will wait and see what it is like when it gets here!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:55:15 AM

old
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:54:50 AM

Pattern after the Prius (but make it look better) and they'll have a shot at success.
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hahah Danny!
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prices are too high
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:52:36 AM

Hybrids seem to be wait and see how the other guy does with thm.My brother bought a used one and loves it.Don't think he ever gets over 60 though.That's Miles Per Hour folks.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:52:23 AM

OLDE NEWS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Good luck
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Not for me
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:47:20 AM

Honda has several US plants, and does more for jobs than Obama ever did!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:45:57 AM

Honda is several steps behind Toyota and Ford now.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:45:36 AM

ok, but where???
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:44:30 AM

Ford C-Max is a better idea---remember, Ford didn't take a bail-out.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:43:58 AM

Probably a good business decision.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:43:37 AM

cool
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ok
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:42:50 AM

employment maybe we have two car makers in alabama already
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:42:36 AM

Good if it makes it affordable
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:40:15 AM

Who cares.
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why
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ok
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Old news
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Buy FORD
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It's Automotive news, BOO!
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Buy American.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:32:37 AM

This relates to gas prices how?????
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:32:15 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:32:08 AM

Might be taken as a gesture in supplying jobs here, but I do think the cost of an AAU worker is now very reasonable to them so out sourcing to the U.S. is cost effective.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:31:05 AM

Another good alternative to reduce oil consumption.
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Old ok
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:26:48 AM

Another car built in the US is always good. I didn't know Honda built a Hybrid Accord.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:22:46 AM

Can we move on please
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Made in America?
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Bring it.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 5:20:02 AM

here we go again....
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Good.
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Let's hope it's 100% American Made.
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