Honda Accord to launch in India in 2016; Accord Hybrid to follow – Report

Karthik

Karthik H,

A bit of a car freak and a bike nut, and a fan of trucks and technology too. Expect sharp stories that focus on those four fronts. As always, stay tuned to IndianAutosBlog.com for quick and unassuming updates from across the world.

New Accord was showcased at Auto Expo 2014.

After phasing out the petrol sedan late in 2013, Honda Cars India has confirmed – according to a report on Autocar India – that the Honda Accord will make its way to India. The petrol hybrid is also on the cards, says the report.

Honda Accord front three quarters right Hybrid at Auto Expo 2014
Honda is reported to launch the Honda Accord and the Honda Accord Hybrid in 2016. Seen here is the hybrid version as showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.

While the report quotes Honda Cars India’s new president Mr Katsushi Inoue as saying that the two models are lined up for India, it also speculates that the launch will be in 2016. The Accord will compete against the Toyota Camry and the Skoda Superb. Honda’s pricing is crucial here, as just past the high-end of the bracket are the tempting German offerings Mercedes CLA and the Audi A3.

2016 Honda Accord facelift front three quarter unofficial render
The facelift of the Honda Accord (rendered) was spied in April, and American media reports expect the new model to be out in showrooms this fall.

The Honda Accord is retailed globally with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder direct-injected engine that makes a healthy 185 hp, mated to a CVT box or a six-speed manual gearbox.

The Accord Hybrid was showcased in India for the first time at the 2014 Auto Expo. At the time, it was shown with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine linked to a 124 kW electric motor. In total, the Accord Hybrid produces 196 hp, and offers three driving modes. It is paired to an E-CVT gearbox.

2016 Honda Accord facelift rear three quarter unofficial render
The same report expected the Accord to get the updated 3.5-liter V6 engine that comes with direct injection, as well as a 9-speed gearbox, from the 2016 Pilot, while keeping other powertrain options.

Going by the report, the Accord Hybrid will come a few months after the petrol version, and another media claim was that the car would launch at the Auto Expo 2016. A few weeks ago, spyshots of a visually updated Honda Accord popped up on the web from the USA, with American media reports claiming that the facelift could be brought to the market in late 2014. We expect Honda India to import whichever is the latest model at the time of the relaunch.

2015 Honda Accord (current model) – Image Gallery

[Source – AutocarIndia, render via PaulTan]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Honda Accord News & Updates

2018 Honda Accord right side China spy shot

Tenth-gen 2018 Honda Accord spied testing in China

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid front three quarters

2018 Honda Accord – In 15 Live Images

2018 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Honda Accord front three quarters

2018 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Honda Accord – Old vs. New

2018 Honda Accord concept sketch

‘Dramatically-styled’ 2018 Honda Accord to debut on 14 July

2018 Honda Accord prototype front three quarters

Next-gen 2018 Honda Accord details announced ahead of year-end debut

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid front review

Honda CEO announces 2018 Honda Accord will debut this year