It took almost three years for Honda Car India to re-introduce the Accord sedan in the country. Discontinued in the year 2013 due to poor demand, the Japanese car maker launched the highly awaited next generation Honda Accord in the Indian market with a hybrid avatar. The ninth generation Accord hybrid was also showcased at the 13th edition of Auto Expo earlier this year. Foreseeing the demand for the hybrid technology, the new 2016 Accord Hybrid is considered as the best contender for its arch rival Toyota Camry Hybrid which has managed to bag significant triumph in the premium hybrid sedan segment. Prior to its launch, the company also imported the hybrid sedan into India for testing purposes. Priced at INR 37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), company’s flagship product comes with all-new design language and other major updates. The 2016 premium sedan is believed to be the best looking Accord as compared to other previous generations. This latest iteration from Honda Car India will take on Toyota Camry Hybrid and Skoda Superb.
Honda Accord 2016 Hybrid Exterior
The exterior front is the major highlight of the new hybrid comes with sporty and dynamic exteriors which show some resemblance to the pre-facelift model which was unveiled at Indian Auto Expo 2014. The new Honda Accord 2016 sports a bolder design with stylish exterior profile. The front fascia of the saloon is enhanced by a large chrome grille, LEDs DRLs below the wide projector headlight enclosures, LED fog lamps, revised bumper and light all-aluminum hood. Moreover, the chrome inclusions on boot lid and bumper append an additional appeal to the profile. The saloon also bags an integrated spoiler, revamped rear bumper as well as LED tail lamps. The new Honda Accord Hybrid now gets conventional McPherson strut which derives the sedan 24kgs lighter in weight when compared to previous version. Also, the saloon is smaller and stiffer as the overall length and wheelbase have been reduced by 80mm and 25mm.
Honda Accord 2016 Hybrid Dimensions
As far as the dimensions are 2016 Honda Accord Hybrid comes length of 4933mm, width of 1849mm, and height of 1464mm along with wheelbase of 2776mm. The premium sedan also comes with kerb weight of 1620 kg and fuel tank capacity of 60-litres.
Honda Accord 2016 Hybrid Colours
The exterior profile of the Accord 2016 is well accompanied by exterior colours which includes – Orchid White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic.
Honda Accord 2016 Hybrid Interior
Based on ‘Man Maximum, Machine Minimum’ philosophy, the interior of new Honda Accord Hybrid 2016 is claimed to proffer more spacious and luxurious cabin with all-new interior, a new electric power steering and additional subtle modifications. The overall appearance of the cabin is enhanced by premium ivory leather seats and upholstery and inside door handle chrome, premium wood finish garnishing on dashboard and door, premium piano black finish on the centre console. It also comes with 4-spoke leather, Piano black and wood finished steering wheel that adds the convenience factor. The interior comfort and convenience is further enhanced by features such as Remote control engine start, Smart entry system, I-Dual Zone automatic climate control system, rear AC vents, Steering wheel mounted controls, rain sensing vipers, remote control operated power windows and much more. Feature-wise, the saloon sports a feature rich cabin which includes a 7.7-inch TFT i-MID, 7-inch advanced display audio touch-screen display, audio infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and much more.
Honda Accord 2016 Hybrid Engine specifications and Performance
Honda Accord 2016 Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-litre, Atkinson Cycle petrol engine that is coupled with a Sport hybrid i-MMD 2-motor hybrid system. The 2.0-litre petrol engine sole generates 143bhp @ 6200 rpm of power against the peak torque of 175 Nm @ 4000 rpm whereas the electric motor develops 181 bhp @ 5000 – 6000 rpm of power with 315Nm of max torque which produces total max output of 213bhp. The engine will be mated an e-CVT which is claimed to be faster and more economical. The Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) system enables the Accord Hybrid with different modes such as Sport mode, EV modes and ECON mode. The new 2016 Honda Accord Hybrid returns fuel economy of 23.1 kmpl.
Honda Accord 2016 Hybrid Price and Competition
As the premium saloon is brought into Indian market as a CBU unit, the new Honda Accord 2016 Hybrid falls is priced at INR 37 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The all-new next generation 2016 Accord Hybrid competes against the like of Toyota Camry Hybrid and Skoda Superb.