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Honda Accord Hybrid

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Presenting to you a drive which is the most efficient in its class and laden with unbelievable volumes of technology - the most premium and coveted sedan is now tasked to cater to the environmental wellbeing.

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Key Takeaways:

  • 9th generation Hybrid
  • CBU model
  • Loaded with technology and updated features

After an interval of three long years, the Honda Accord finally makes its way back in the form of the 9th generation model in India. It’s priced at INR 37 lakhs in Delhi whereas in Bangalore and Mumbai its INR 40.57 lakhs and INR 40.4 lakhs respectively.

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Honda AccordThe all-new green machine enters the country through the CBU (completely built unit) route and hence, the hefty price tag is justified to a certain extent. Another factor behind the pricing is that Honda does not get the FAME advantage from the Government in spite of taking the green route. The reason being, it is not assembled here and it’s a CBU, unlike its Toyota counterpart.

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The closest competition to this vehicle is the Toyota Camry Hybrid and still, the Accord is INR 6 lakhs higher or pricier. The upcoming Volkswagen Passat GTE which is yet to launch is a soon-to-be rival. Not too far off from Accords vicinity are cars like the BMW 3 Series, the new Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It’s not merely restyled or redesigned but it comes loaded with a host of new updates in terms of technology that really makes the difference.

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Coming to the exterior profile, it is quite edgy in terms of overall design. Keeping up with the tag of handsomely designed sedan, the front bumper is quite sporty-looking with a centre that has glossy black elements, black and chrome grille, 18” two-toned diamond cut wheels, headlamps with full LED, LED fog lamps and daytime running lights etc. The rear has a built-in boot spoiler, well-crafted bumper and LED combination tail-lamps. To hint at the hybrid nature of the car, there are subtle blue accents around the head and tail lamp.

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You have four colour options to choose from – Lunar Siler metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and Modern Steel Metallic. Coming to the inside, or the interiors, there are two screens one on the top and one at the bottom – one is solely for infotainment purposes and the other displays stats like how the drive is being transmitted, navigation and engine mode etc. Other features include two-stage climate control, a passenger side camera, sunroof, cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, blind spot detection, leather upholstery and front seats which are electrically adjustable among a host of other features.

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The Accord is power-driven by a combination of a 2.0L petrol motor linked to an electric motor which is powered by a 1.3kWh lithium ion battery. On its own, the petrol engine has the ability to churn out 141BHP whereas the combined power of the petrol and the electric motors is 212BHP and a torque of 315Nm. Transmission is taken care by a e-CVT gearbox and this vehicle gets three drive modes – EV drive (pure electric), Hybrid Drive (series hybrid) and Engine Drive (parallel hybrid).

Engine

2.4-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol + Electric Motor

Maximum Power (Petrol)

141BHP

Maximum Power (Petrol + electric motors)

213BHP

Maximum Torque

315Nm

Transmission

e-CVT

Mileage (city)

18kmpl

Mileage (highway)

23.1kmpl

But let’s not forget the USP – the 2.0L engine used is a 2.0-litre Atkinson Cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine which is based on Honda’s famed 'Earth Dream Technology.' This tech in simple words is a clever hybrid technology system that ensures the car maintains good fuel economy figures and also delivers well on the power front.

The Japanese automaker, has its name to do the talking in the Indian auto market and even though it comes with a heavy price tag, they are aiming to impress upon auto enthusiasts’ and also try to work the market because of their popularity, the familiarity, the brand recall value and of course the name tag- Honda.

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