In the US, dealers have already begun receiving the all-new Honda Accord. For a sedan in the base version of the LX, they ask for $27,295.
Such a car is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with a capacity of 192 hp. and a variator (in the past generation there was an “automatic”). It is interesting that, at the same time, the consumption of the new Accord has increased: for the car of the previous generation, it was 7.1 liters (according to official data) in the combined cycle, and now it is 7.4 liters.
For versions LX and EX, the petrol engine has no alternative, and versions from Sport are equipped with a hybrid power plant. It is slightly more powerful (204 hp) and more economical (gasoline consumption is 4.9-5.3 liters per 100 kilometers, depending on the version). The structure of the hybrid power plant includes a 2.0-liter gasoline engine operating on the economical Atkinson cycle.
For the cheapest hybrid Honda Accord 2023 in the US, they ask for $ 31,895, the cost of the top version of the Touring is $ 37,890.
The base version of the 2023 Honda Accord has a 10.2-inch screen in front of the driver and a 7-inch screen as part of the media system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The EX version added to this equipment: a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, an audio system with 8 speakers, and heated front seats.
More expensive hybrids are better equipped. So, the top version of the Touring has 19-inch wheels (17-inch in the base), Bose acoustics with 12 speakers, a 12.3-inch screen as part of the media system, a projection screen, 15 W wireless phone charging, ventilation front and heated rear seats.
Tesla burst into the ranking of the best-selling cars of 2022 with two models
According to Electrek, citing data collected by Focus to Move, Tesla entered the top ten best-selling cars in the world with two models at once.
The Tesla Model Y came in fourth place with 759,000 cars, an 88% improvement on its last year result. Sales of the Tesla Model 3 grew by 4% year-on-year to 596,000 vehicles, placing it in seventh place.
Toyota remains the leader in global car deliveries, as we’ve already reported, with three models in the top five best-selling passenger cars in the world.
Top 7 best-selling cars in the world last year looks like this:
- Toyota Corolla: 1.12 million (down 2% from 2021)
- Toyota RAV4: 870,000 (down 14%)
- Ford F-Series: 787,000 (down 9%)
- Tesla Model Y: 759,000 (88% more)
- Toyota Camry: 675,000 (down 3%)
- Honda CR-V: 601,000 (down 18%)
- Tesla Model 3: 596,000 (up 4%)
“Duster’s little brother” will be a completely new model – a hybrid or an electric car
Edition L’Automobile, citing its own sources, writes that Dacia is going to release a completely new crossover.
The model should place itself between the 3.73m long Dacia Spring electric hatchback, whose second generation is expected in 2024, and the new Duster, which is about 4.4m long.
It is expected that the new crossover will receive a hybrid powertrain, like the 7-seater Jogger Hybrid. However, the manufacturer can make the power plant completely electric. In any case, Dacia will focus on the market and its budget segment.
Positioned between Spring and Duster, the compact crossover Dacia will have a format that is quite comparable to the Jeep Avenger (4.08 m). But at the same time, the novelty should be much more accessible to buyers.
According to preliminary data, the “little brother of Duster” will appear on the market only in 2026.
Toyota became the best in the supply of cars in 2022
The Japanese auto concern Toyota Motor reported on the results of its work last year, which confirmed that the company remains the world leader in the supply of cars.
At the end of 2022, Toyota and its subsidiaries (Daihatsu and Hino) sold 10,483,024 worldwide, which is only 0.1% less than a year earlier.
Volkswagen, the closest pursuer of the Japanese giant, previously reported that the concern sold 8,262,800 cars last year. At the same time, Toyota overtook the competitor in November, when more than 9.5 million cars were sold.
Earlier it became known that China in 2022 ranked third in global car deliveries after Japan and Germany, overtaking the United States and South Korea.
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