Honda showcased the new Accord at the Auto Expo 2016 and there are good chances that the new Honda Accord India launch is in the offing. And the much loved D-segment sedan is all set to make a comeback in the Indian market. Honda will launch the new Accord on 25th October 2016 with prices starting at around Rs. 30 lakh. Honda is likely to offer the Accord with a Hybrid powertrain to take on the Toyota Camry. Check out our report here for all the available new Honda Accord 2016 India launch details.
The ninth-generation Honda Accord sedan is already on sale abroad. The earlier generation Accord was discontinued here in India in 2013. This was done due to poor demand for the petrol powered car in the Diesel friendly market. The new Accord, however, will be launched in India with a hybrid model. Powering the new Honda Accord Hybrid is a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder Petrol engine and a 1.3 kW Li-on battery.
The new Accord will become the second car in its segment, the first being the Toyota Camry, to boast a hybrid powerplant. The 2016 Accord will come at a time when Petrol cars are gradually regaining popularity. The new 2016 Accord will become the new flagship in Honda Cars India’s product portfolio. The new model will come to us via CBU route.
New Honda Accord 2016 India Launch Date
|2016 Honda Accord Launch Date in India||October 25, 2016|
|2016 Honda Accord Bookings Open From||NOW OPEN|
Official launch date of the new Accord is October-25, 2016. The new Honda Accord 2016 India launch date falls right in the middle of this year’s festive season. Bookings for the new model have already commenced. You can book the new Accord in India for Rs. 50,000. The latest model of the Accord made its debut in the year 2013 and has already gone under the scalpel for a facelift. The India launch of the new Accord Hybrid will mark the return of the Accord nameplate in India.
Watch this space for more updates on the new Honda Accord 2016 India launch date.
Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars in India 2015-16
New Honda Accord Price in India
|2016 Honda Accord Prices (Expected)|
|Petrol Only Model||Rs 30.00 lakh|
|Hybrid Model||Rs 32.00 lakh|
While we’ll have to wait till the new Honda Accord India launch for the official prices, our guess is that this D-segment sedan will go on sale in India at a starting price of roughly Rs 30 lakh. Currently, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is on sale in India at Rs. 30.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Thanks to a hybrid powertrain, the new Accord will be eligible for disocunts under the FAME scheme. The new Accord will come to us via the CBU route, which means prices will be high thanks to heavy import duties.
New Honda Accord India Specifications
2016 Honda Accord Specifications
|Engine||2.0-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol + 1.3 kWh Li-on Battery Pack|
|Maximum Power||145 PS + 184 PS|
|Maximum Torque||175 Nm + 315 Nm|
Powering the new Honda Accord 2016 is a Sport Hybrid i-MMD (Intelligent Multi Mode Drive) powerplant. This system consists of a 2.0-litre, Atkinson Cycle, i-VTEC petrol engine that develops a max. power of 145 PS at 6,200 rpm. Peak torque of 175 Nm comes at 4,000 rpm. The 1.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack produces 184 PS between 5,000 to 6,000 rpm. It also produces an instantaneous peak torque of 315 Nm. The engine comes mated to an E-CVT automatic gearbox. The new Accord also offers steering-mounted paddle shifters.
New Honda Accord India Mileage
|2016 Honda Accord Mileage|
|2016 Honda Accord Petrol Mileage||Upto 14 KMPL|
|2016 Honda Accord Hybrid Mileage||Upto 18 KMPL|
New Honda Accord 2016 India – Dimensions
|Boot Space||388 litres|
|Fuel Tank||60 litres|
New Honda Accord 2016 India Features
Honda introduced the facelift-ed version of the current generation Accord with many new features. The highlight of the car’s features list are –
- LED headlamps
- LED tail lamps
- 7 inch touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto compatibility
- Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
- Electrically adjustable seats
- Alloy wheels
- 6 airbags
- LED daytime running lights
- Rear view camera
- Power shut tail gate
New Honda Accord India 2016 Rivals
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New Honda Accord 2016 India – Exterior Design
The new Honda Accord 2016 looks nothing like the earlier Accord that was on sale in India. It gets a striking front-end that boasts of a large chrome-plated grille, stylish headlamps that have LED fixtures and LED foglamps too. Other highlight here is a sporty bumper that has some chrome garnishing. You’ll be quick to appreciate the very sporty alloy wheels when viewing this car in side profile. The rear-end has highlights such as chrome garnishing on the boot-lid, an integrated boot spoiler, a sporty rear bumper and LED tail-lights.
The new Honda Accord will be available in four paint colours-
- Lunar Silver Metallic
- Modern Steel Metallic.
- Crystal Black Pearl
- White Orchid Pearl
New Honda Accord 2016 India – Interior
Honda says that the new model Accord’s interior is designed as per its ‘Man Maximum, Machine Minimum’ philosophy. Hence, the new 2016 Accord’s interior benefits from high cabin space. The new Accord’s interior is loaded with features and is highly ergonomic. It gets a 7-inch touchscreen interface for the AVN (Audio, Video and Navigation).
New Honda Accord 2016 India – Engine and Transmission
The new 2016 Accord is very likely to come in two engine variants. While one of these will be the petrol-powered version, the other will be a hybrid that will lock horns with the Camry Hybrid. The hybrid car market is slowly picking up in the country, and could have planned to capitalize on this trend. Worth a mention here is that Honda was the first in segment to have launched a hybrid version of the Civic, but thanks to unfavorable market dynamics prevailing at that time, the car never sold well. However, things seem to have changed, and Honda might enjoy a better fate with its second hybrid for India.
Internationally, the new model Accord is being sold with 2.4-liter four-cylinder direct injected petrol engine that churns out a maximum power of 185 hp, and comes mated to a CVT/six-speed manual gearbox. As for the hybrid model, the same was showcased in India back at the 2014 Auto Expo and was equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that came coupled with a 124 kW electric motor. Together, the hybrid powerplant produces 196 hp, and comes paired to an E-CVT gearbox.
New Honda Accord 2016 India – Suspension
Instead of the earlier car’s double wishbone suspension, the new Honda Accord 2016 sports a McPherson strut. Hence, the new model is lighter by up to 24kgs. Furthermore, the new Honda Accord 2016 has a stiffer chassis than the earlier model. Also, the Accord’s overall length and wheelbase is now 80mm and 25mm shorter. The new 2016 Accord, as a result, is sportier to drive.
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