Honda has stated that it will continue to make gas and electric models of its popular Civic sedans, but will stop offering its Hybrid Accord with the launch of the new model expected to go on sale later this year.

The Accord Hybrid which is only sold in North America has sold only 25,000 units since going on sale in 2004 and sold just 6,100units last year.

The Toyota Prius Hybrid is still the market leader, with over 729,800 units being sold since its introduction in December 1997.