Honda Cars India has launched the next-gen Honda Accord Hybrid which is equipped with world’s most efficient hybrid system – Sport Hybrid iMMD and is claimed to deliver top class performance of 215PS and fuel efficiency of 23.1 km per litre. It is also loaded with premium amenities and advanced safety technologies.
Honda Accord Hybrid is available with a choice of four colors: Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, and Crystal Black Pearl.
The All New Honda Accord Hybrid has ex-showroom prices of Rs. 37, 00,000 (Delhi), Rs. 40, 14,047 (Navi Mumbai) and Rs. 40, 57,485 (Bangalore). It is imported from Thailand as a completely built unit and will initially be sold through select Honda dealerships in the country. It is available in four colors: Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, and Crystal Black Pearl.
The new Honda Accord is equipped with Honda’s two motor hybrid system – Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) combined with an ultra-efficient 2.0-liter i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine. The system switches intelligently and seamlessly between 3 driving modes -EV Drive Mode, Hybrid Drive Mode and Engine Drive Mode, to match all driving conditions. It also includes a Sport Drive Mode to help boost the electric motors for better acceleration. It also has an Economy mode for enhanced fuel efficiency.
On the safety front, this new Accord Honda include LaneWatch blind-spot display with a camera on the passenger-side mirror that provides a view on the 7.7 inch i-MID screen; a multi-angle rear view camera for better rear ward vision when reversing the vehicle, Active Cornering Lights (ACL) that enhance night time visibility when the vehicle is turning; Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS); Anti-lock braking (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD); Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Brake Assist, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Six airbags.
On the design front, the new Accord is embellished with Automatic LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL); blue-frame LED tail lights; blue accented front grill; rear trunk spoiler; and sporty 18 inch alloy wheels.
The inside cabin of the new Accord has been provided with Engine Remote Start to pre-cool the cabin even before entering the car. It is also equipped with an advanced touch-screen audio system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with embedded navigation and internet browsing capability, a Multi-function Steering Wheel with simple fingertip control of the car’s systems; i-Dual Zone Climate Control with Plasma Cluster that can adjust temperature and air volume based on direction and strength of sunlight and Ivory color plush leather upholstery.
The new Accord comes with a 3 year unlimited Km standard warranty with road side assistance and a 5 year unlimited Km warranty on Hybrid battery.
The new Accord will face competition from Toyota Camry hybrid and the Skoda Superb which are also premium sedans.