We haven't seen a Honda Accord Hybrid since the mid-2000s — and Honda might want to forget its seventh-generation effort, which eked out just 22/31 mpg (city/highway) in adjusted 2006 EPA figures. Two generations later, the Accord Hybrid is back, this time based on the redesigned Accord. It uses a four-cylinder, not the old hybrid's V-6, and it comes in regular and plug-in form. The Accord Plug-in Hybrid hits dealerships in early 2013, with the Accord Hybrid following later in the year.
Honda is mum on full details for either car — or any details at all on the Accord Hybrid, for that matter. But at last month's media drive for the Accord, the automaker had a plug-in hybrid prototype available for short drives.