Honda Cars India would launch the 2016 Accord Hybrid in September this year in the country. Having made its first public appearance in India at the 2016 Auto Expo, Honda Accord Hybrid would be at loggerheads with Toyota Camry Hybrid. The Japanese automaker is also planning to ramp up the production at its Tapukara manufacturing unit by 60,000 units per annum to 180,000 units per annum. The company is investing nearly Rs. 1400 Crores in increasing the production and dealership expansion.
The current-generation Honda Accord had its global debut around three years back in the United States. Recently, the company updated it with few more features, while retaining the mechanical aspects. It now flaunts wider metal grille with LED headlamps and daytime running lights (DRLs) at the front. The sedan rides on newly-designed 19-inch alloy wheels. The Honda Accord is expected to come with a plethora of high-end features including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Quite identical to the discontinued model, it would be retailed as CBU in India, while boasting of adaptive cruise control as standard feature.
Under the bonnet, there would be a 2.0L 4-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine and an electric motor. The electric motor would be powered by a lithium-ion battery. The i-VTEC mill would develop 141bhp of top power, while the total power output of engine and electric motor would be 196bhp with 300Nm of torque performance. It would be linked to an e-CVT automatic transmission, while the power would be transferred to the front wheels of the hybrid sedan. Rumormill is abuzz with Honda also contemplating the launch of the high-performance 3.5L V6 variant of the Accord, which delivers 278bhp of top power.
Source: ET Auto