Honda introduces Accord facelift in India at 19.6 lakh

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Honda today introduced the Accord facelift in India. The facelift can be termed as a mild makeover with changes to the front fascia, tail lamps, wheels and subtle changes to the interiors.

New Honda Accord

There’s nothing sophisticated or charming about this Accord as the press release claims. The talk-able additions to its interiors are –

1) Steering mounted cruise control system
2) Wooden panel on the dashboard
3) Revised audio system

The sunroof is now standard across the entire range. The Jackknife key is another unique feature.

Honda Accord Facelift Price

Accord 2.4 MT – Rs.19.60 lac
Accord 2.4 AT – Rs.20.36 lac
Accord 3.5 V6 – Rs.25.41 lac

Honda Accord Facelift Press Release

New Delhi, 21st February 2011: Honda Siel Cars India Ltd., leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched the new Honda Accord with striking new looks and new features to give a breathtaking driving experience.

The new Accord has more style, more comfort and more sophistication than ever before. A bold and aggressive look and striking interiors will make it the most commanding premium sedan on Indian roads.

On the exterior, the new Chrome accentuated front grille, rear chrome garnish and new front bumper adds to the charm of the Accord. The Sunroof now comes as standard across the Accord range which gives the car an impressive panoramic feeling making it look brighter and larger. Addition of Steering mounted cruise control system helps one to cruise at the desired speed to ensure comfort and convenience for the customer with one-touch operation and ORVM with turn indicators makes it more stylish and enhances the looks of the car. The inside wooden panel makes it look even more exquisite. The Accord now comes with an advanced improved audio system for improved usability & readability and Jackknife key have also been added to the Accord.

Honda Accord is equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) to assist the driver in maintaining control during cornering, acceleration and sudden maneuvers by applying braking to the right or left hand wheels as necessary and modulating the engine torque output as required.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Takashi Nagai, President & CEO, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd., said “Honda Accord has been one of the most successful premium sedans in its category with over 25,000 units sold since its launch in India setting new standards in exclusivity, comfort and safety. Our belief in constantly upgrading our products based on customer feedback prompted this launch of an upgraded version of the Accord with unique styling in combination with luxurious features.”

The 8th generation Honda Accord was introduced in May 2008. The Honda Accord is available in 2.4L and 3.5L V6 engine.

The 2.4L Accord comes with 5-speed Manual Transmission and 5-speed Automatic transmission with Paddle shift, to give the exhilarating experience of F-1 racing. The Automatic Transmission has Shift Holding System which avoids unnecessary gear shifting on winding roads and helps in hassle free drive.

The 3.5L V6 engine features an advanced Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system that switches between six-, four-, and three-cylinder combustion depending on the driving conditions and thereby delivering maximum power of 275 PS during six cylinder operation and impressive fuel economy in VCM mode while cruising. The new alloy wheels of the Accord V6 enhance the looks of the car even more.

The Honda Accord is equipped with the best of safety technologies, with intelligent six airbags, including side curtain air bags, Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body and G-Force Control Technology (G-CON) for enhanced safety of the vehicle occupants during a collision. The extensive use of high-tensile steel improves torsional rigidity and also helps in achieving major weight savings. Honda Accord V6 3.5L and Honda Accord 2.4L also have a provision for Bluetooth connectivity and customers can buy it as a Honda Genuine Accessory.

Price of the Honda Accord (ex-showroom Delhi) :-

Accord 2.4 MT – Rs.19.60 lac
Accord 2.4 AT – Rs.20.36 lac
Accord 3.5 V6 – Rs.25.41 lac

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