Honda is a popular name especially among the elite class buyers in the auto market in the country. The previous generation Accord got quite a few praises from auto enthusiasts and buyers because it came with striking looks, interiors which were luxurious and superior performance. Unfortunately, the vehicle was discontinued couple years ago as it did not fare well and sales dropped. Just recently, the automaker reintroduced the Accord but this time in the Hybrid avatar. It’s in its 9th generation and it was catapulted towards the Indian market due to the great response internationally. It continues to take the CBU route.
The new generation Accord is lighter, smaller and more advanced than the outgoing model. Although being a hybrid, it won’t receive the FAME benefits of the Indian Government because it’s brought in via the CBU route.
The cabin of the Accord get plush leather upholstery in ivory colour with a lot of other high end features like driver’s seat which is adjustable 8 ways and has a 2 position memory function, the co-driver seat is adjustable too in 4 ways and has easy access switches, smart entry, one push start, electric sunroof, 7inch auto system which is touchscreen and comes with navigation and inbuilt Wi-Fi receiver for browsing the internet, 10 speaker music system and subwoofer and precooling and preheating system etc. Additionally, rain sensing wipers, cruise control and climate control (dual zone) is added in too.
The design has been lifted off the previous model. The front comes with an accentuated chrome grille, redesigned bumper and LED fog lamps. It also exhibits an all aluminium hood which is lighter than before, automatic LED headlamps, daytime running lights, 18 inch alloy wheels, trunk spoiler and decreased length and wheelbase.
Colour options are - White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.
The engine is a 2.0L 4 cylinder petrol engine and 2 electric motors. The latter is powered by a lithium ion battery. The total power is 211BHP from which the petrol engine generates 145BHP. It has an e-CVT automatic transmission unit. There are three driving modes - Hybrid, EV and Engine. The tTwo additional driving modes are Sport and economy.
Honda Accord Hybrid