The forthcoming 2023 Honda Legend Hybrid will introduce some upgrades next year, and it will include an updated Level 3 autonomous system. Unfortunately, the Japanese automaker has no plans to bring the Legend with this system to the U.S. shores, at least at this point.
Honda introduced the new Legend this year, and promoted it as the world’s first carmaker to come with certified Level 3 autonomous technology. From what we know, the manufacturer will release the updated model next year, and besides the updated autonomous system, the Legend will also receive some exterior, interior and engine upgrades as well. Here’s what we know about the upcoming sedan.
2023 Honda Legend Hybrid Exterior
The exterior of the new 2023 Honda Legend Hybrid will not depart too much from its predecessor. As far as we know, the manufacturer will make some refreshment mostly on the front and rear facias. Like the new Accord model, the forthcoming Legend will dominate at the front with the similar LED headlights and hood.
On top of that, the upcoming midsize sedans will also be available with either 17 or 19 inches in diameter. At the back, the Legend will look sportier and, as per news, it will get new taillights and exhaust system. A Black Accent package should be available as well, and it will make this sedan more eye-catchy.
More Modern interior
On the inside, the manufacturer will make some revision for the next-generation sedan. From what we know, the 2023 Honda Legend Hybrid will receive some new materials and the large 12.3-inch infotainment system. However, the most exciting news is an updated Level 3 autonomous system that will allow self-driving.
We must admit that this system is far away from a full Level 5 autonomous system which should drive at the same level as a human. The Level 3 right now can handle traffic jams and lane changes on its own. Generally speaking, the driver doesn’t need to hold the steering wheel when the system is activated, but he/she still needs to be ready to take back control.
2023 Honda Legend Hybrid Specs
Unlike the previous model, the new 2023 Honda Legend Hybrid will likely be powered by a similar hybrid system that we saw on the CR-V model. It will reportedly use a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to two electric motors. Thanks to that, this sedan will come as standard with all-wheel drive.
At this point, Honda didn’t reveal any numbers, but from what we hear, the hybrid system should deliver at least 310 horses. We also expect Legend to use e-CVT automatic transmission, which should provide responsive shifting. In general, the sedan will be more efficient than the CR-V Hybrid, which is rated 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg.
Release Date, Price
The updated 2023 Honda Legend Hybrid should appear in showrooms sometime next year. Many believe that this Legendary sedan will finally get upgrades that it deserves. Besides new hybrid system, the forthcoming model will also get more attractive design and plenty of upgrades inside.
Unfortunately, the next-generation Legend will not be available in the U.S. As for the price, Honda didn’t reveal any information at least at this point, but we should expect more news in the coming months.