The highly anticipated ninth generation
all-new Honda Accord which was also displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater
Noida earlier this year, may make it to Indian shores by the end of this year.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Honda may launch the Accord in November with a
2.4 litre i-VTEC engine. The ninth generation Accord has already been launched
in leading global markets and may come to India with a plug-in hybrid version
The 2.4 litre i-VTEC motor puts out
approximately 141bhp and 306Nm of torque and will be mated to a 6-speed manual
transmission. The Accord will also be offered with a plug-in hybrid version which
will see a bump up in bhp and may also get an optional CVT transmission with
paddle shifters. The Accord will go up against rivals like the Toyota Camry, VW
Passat, Skoda Superb and the Hyundai Sonata. The new Honda Accord will also get
features like a 7-inch touch enabled Apple CarPlay system, led tail lamps and
head lamps, dual zone climate control, 10-way power adjustable seats with
memory function, push button start/ stop and smart key, aluminum scuff plates
and leathers upholstery.
The ninth gen Honda Accord looks slimmer
and more compact than the previous version which was discontinued in 2013. This
D-segment sedan will get a broad chrome grill up front, LED headlamps and tail
lamps and 10 spoke alloy wheels. The overall design speaks of Honda's finesse
and clean lines. The length of the sedan has also been dropped by about 80mm
and that has resulted in a drop of 25mm in the car's wheelbase.
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