As Japanese automaker Honda gets ready to re-introduce its once withdrawn Accord sedan to the Indian market, more details of the launch have emerged online. Honda Accord in its hybrid form is expected to make comeback to the Indian market on October 24.
As we have known for some time, the Accord Hybrid will be brought to India as CBU (completely built unit). A report of CarandBike says that the Accord will be initially brought to India only against orders. Honda could be waiting to see the response for the new Accord in the Indian market before they bring it in large volumes.
The Accord Hybrid is open for dealers-level bookings in the country for a down-payment of Rs 51,000. The ninth generation of the Accord in hybrid avatar is powered by 2.0-litre Atkinson Cycle i-VTEC four-cylinder engine coupled with two electric motors. It is mated to an E-CVT transmission and a 1.3 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. The combined output of the unit stands at 213bhp and it returns an overall fuel efficiency of 23.8kmpl.
Honda may also bring the petrol-version of the Accord to India, which is on sale in the international markets. In the petrol avatar, the Accord is expected to come with a 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder engine in India with 6-speed manual gearbox and a CVT.
The Accord was part of the Indian roads for almost five years since its entry into the market in 2008. Honda later withdrew the model from the market owing to the poor sales.
In India, the Accord Hybrid will take on the likes of Toyota Camry and is expected to be priced at around Rs 30 lakh. The new Accord gets reworked front fascia with new headlight and grille and the interior sports a 7-inch touchscreen. At the rear, it gets taillight clusters with LED tech, tweaked rear bumper. The new Accord runs on 19-inch alloy wheels.