Honda Car India launched the Honda Accord Hybrid in the capital. The
car will be available at Rs 37 lakh (ex showroom Delhi) and will be sold
through select Honda dealerships in the country. The car will have three years
unlimited kms warranty and a five year warranty on the battery. The Toyota
Camry hybrid, its closest competitor costs Rs 30.9 lakh ex showroom Delhi.
2.0 litre (1993cc) Atkinson cycle DOHC i-Vtec 16 valves
Automatic: Electronic Continuously Variable
Sport hybrid i-MMD (Intelligent multi mode drive)
2-motor hybrid system
Power-- Electric drive motor / Engine
181.48hp/ 5000-6000rpm / 143hp@ 6200 rpm (combined
Torque-- Electric drive motor / Engine
315Nm @ 0-2000
/ 175 Nm@4000
Lithium-ion battery (1.3 kWh capacity)
Front: MacPherson strut with coil spring
Rear: Multi-link with coil spring
Front: Ventilated Disc / Rear: Solid disc
235/45 R18 radial tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity
4933 x 1849 x 1464
Electric power assisted rack and pinion
Automatic Drive Modes
EV drive, Hybrid drive & Engine drive
Selectable drive modes
Sport, EV, Econ
The Honda Accord Hybrid will be available in Completely Built –Up
(CBU) form and will be imported from the Honda plant in Thailand. The Honda Accord is into its 40th year,
having been launched in 1976. The Accord has sold more than 21 million units all
over the world, of which the 9th
generation since its launch in 2012 sold 1.9 million units alone . In these
last 40 years the car has undergone a lot of changes and its latest avatar, the
9th generation Honda Accord Hybrid, is a mix of high end engine
technology wrapped so efficiently with delicate green cover. The Honda Accord
Hybrid is powered by a 2.0 litre Atkinson cycle DOHC 16 valves i-VTEC engine
along with an Intelligent Multi-mode Drive (i-MMD) 2-motor hybrid system.
The Honda’s i-MMD uses a two motor hybrid system with three
operating modes—EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive. The Honda Accord has
an Electric Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) and mind you unlike a
conventional CVT, it uses two motors for driving and generating power.
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