DETROIT – Honda again will offer a hybrid as part of its new, ninth-generation Accord lineup, due later this year. But unlike the first-generation Accord Hybrid, Honda has the right recipe for success the second time around, a top American Honda official says. The difference between the old Accord Hybrid, which sold from 2005-2007, and the upcoming '13 model, a plug-in variant, is "chalk and cheese," John Mendel, executive vice president-American Honda, says in a ...

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