The Honda Accord was a groundbreaking vehicle for the North American market. In 1998, the Honda Accord was given a considerable redesign. Available as a coupe or sedan, the two-door version of the Accord was presented with a slightly more aggressive exterior styling theme while the sedan was more family-oriented. In addition to a pair of four-cylinder engines, a three-liter V-6 VTEC engine was also offered on the 1998 Honda Accord. A mild styling refresh took place with the Honda Accord for the 2001 model year ahead of the seventh-generation Accord appearing for 2003. A larger sedan, the 2003 Honda Accord presented a softer exterior design and more robust engine power. A gasoline/electric hybrid technology would be added to the Honda Accord sedan in 2005 pairing an electric motor with a V-6 engine. Gaining a more mature look for 2008, the Honda Accord dropped the hybrid version (the next Accord Hybrid would appear for the 2014 model year). In 2014, the Honda Accord also ventured into the plug-in hybrid technology with a sedan that can be driven up to 10 miles on pure electric power.