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Honda's next hybrid is coming - and the Accord with the gas-electric powertrain will look like this picture released Monday by American Honda. The 2005 Accord V-6 Hybrid, Honda promises, will have a next-gen hybrid powertrain that will put out enough performance to best the current 240-hp Accord V-6 but will achieve fuel economy closer to that of the four-cylinder Civic compact. The Accord will not only feature hybrid power but also will have Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology, which shuts off three of the engine's six cylinders under lighter power use to save more fuel. The hybrid Accord goes on sale in the fall.