The hybrid version of the Honda Accord has been launched in India at INR 37 lakhs
Three years after it was discontinued, the Honda Accord has finally made its way back to India. The Japanese car maker has launched a hybrid version of the sedan.
The sedan is powered by a 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and two electric motors. The powertrain also consists of an E-CVT automatic transmission, Power Control Unit (PCU), 1.3 kWh Lithium-Ion battery and Electric Servo Brakes. The total power output is 215 PS and the vehicle returns 23.1 kms to a litre of fuel.
The Accord Hybrid can be driven in EV Mode, Hybrid Drive Mode or an Engine Drive Mode. It comes with a Sport Mode setting for sporty driving and an Economy mode driving for high fuel efficiency.
The hybrid sedan comes equipped with automatic LED headlights, a small rear spoiler, remote engine start, dual-zone climate control and a 7-inch touchscreen audio system with navigation, internet browsing, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Accord also gets a variety of driver assistance systems for increased safety, a multiview rear view camera and a camera on the passenger side ORVM with a display on the 7.7-inch instrument cluster.
The Honda Accord Hybrid costs INR 37 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The car will be built in Thailand and will be brought into the country via the CBU (Completely Built-Up) route. It competes with the Audi A4, BMW 3-series, Volvo S60, Jaguar XE and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.