New Honda Accord India Launch On October-30!

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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 in 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.

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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.

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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 30, 2016
2016 Honda Accord Bookings Open From  NOW OPEN

Official launch date of the new Accord is October-30, 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.

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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.new honda accord 2016 india launch side profile

New Honda Accord India Specifications

2016 Honda Accord Specifications

Engine 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol; 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol + Electric Motor
Maximum Power (Petrol Only) 141BHP; 196 BHP
Maximum Torque 306 Nm
Transmission CVT

Powering the new Accord will be a petrol electric hybrid powertrain. It will include a 2.0 L Petrol engine and twin electric motors. This combination produces peak power of around 196 bhp and a peak torque of 300 Nm. Expect claimed mileage figures of around 17-18 KMPL. The petrol-only model will get a 2.4-litre unit.

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

Length 4930 mm
Width 1849 mm
Height 1461 mm
Wheelbase 2776 mm
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
  • Foglights
  • 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

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New Honda Accord India 2016 Rivals

Among the biggest rivals of the new Accord in India will be-

New Honda Accord 2016 India – Exterior Design

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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.

New Honda Accord 2016 India – Interior

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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 Accrord 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.

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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

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Instead of the earlier car’s double wishbone suspension, the new Honda Accord 2016 sports of a McPherson strut. Hence, the new model is lighter by upto 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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Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the new Honda Accord 2016 India launch, price in India, specifications, features and other details.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. […] Another Honda, another comeback! This one is the current gen Accord that will make its way to Indian shores sometime next year. Like the Civic, the Accord was also once at the top of the segment but lost out to the Skoda Superb thanks to Honda’s refusal to launch a diesel variant. The Accord that will be launched in India will not have a diesel option even this time around. Although a hybrid version will be launched at a later stage specifically to take on the Toyota Camry. The petrol Honda Accord will be powered by a 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. The hybrid powerplant is 2.0 litre petrol engine mated to a 124 kW electric motor and has a combined power output of 196 bhp mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. Let’s see how the Honda Accord fares this time around. The new Honda Accord will rival the likes of Toyota Camry and Skoda Superb. Read more . . . . . […]

  2. […] The Honda Accord was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and will make a comeback to the Indian market this year. Initially, there will be no diesel option, the absence of which was a major factor in its withdrawal from the country, but it will come with a 2.4-litre petrol hybrid and will fight head-on with the Toyota Camry. The Accord will be available with a choice of a manual or a CVT transmission and a 1.6-litre diesel engine could also be offered at a later stage. (Read More. . .) […]

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