The next all-new product from Honda Cars India, after the BR-V, will be the Accord Hybrid that had made its India debut at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. Our sources reveal that the ninth generation model of the saloon will enter our shores during the festive season.
Powering the Honda Accord hybrid will be a 2.0-litre, i-VTEC petrol mill with an electric motor. The electric motor features an on-board lithium-ion battery. While the petrol mill alone produces 141bhp, the combined power of petrol + electric motor is 196bhp and over 300Nm of peak torque. This engine will come mated to an electronic CVT gearbox.
The new Honda Accord model that was showcased the Delhi Auto Expo, looks quite identical to its pre-facelift version with features such as larger chrome grille, revised bumper and new LED detailing on the headlamp enclosure. Other elements are chrome highlights on bumper and bootlid, sportier rear bumper and integrated spoiler.
Upon its launch, the 2016 Honda Accord Hybrid will face competition from Toyota Camry hybrid which has been doing quite decent for its carmaker. Similar to the discontinued model, the new Honda Accord will continue to come as a completely built-up unit (CBU) in India.