Honda Accord Hybrid to launch in India next month – Report

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Estimated to be priced between INR 28-32 Lakhs (ex-showroom).

According to Car and Bike, Honda Cars India has confirmed that the ninth generation Honda Accord will go on sale this October. An exact date is yet to be divulged, however.

2016 Honda Accord Hybrid front three quarter at the Auto Expo 2016
The new Accord will be Honda India’s flagship model as well as its only hybrid offering when launched in October.

The Accord will launch in both petrol and hybrid variants. The latter is powered by a 2.0L Atkinson Cycle i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine combined with two electric motors and a 1.3 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. It is capable of a maximum output of 215 hp and a fuel economy of 23.8 km/L (not ARAI-certified) with carbon emissions of only 99 gram/km.

The India-spec Accord Hybrid is likely to come equipped with a 7.7-inch infotainment system, separate touchscreen with Apple CarPlay support, rearview camera, Active Cornering LED headlamps, Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) and six airbags. The Hybrid variant is distinguished from the regular Accord by the Clear Blue accented grille as well as Hybrid badges.

2016 Honda Accord Hybrid rear quarter at the Auto Expo 2016
The Accord Hybrid is powered by a 2.0L Atkinson Cycle i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine combined with two electric motors and a 1.3 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery

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The new Accord will be Honda India’s flagship model as well as its only hybrid offering when launched in October. Also in the pipeline for this year is a facelifted Honda Brio, which is expected to launch in the coming weeks.

2016 Honda Accord Hybrid – Image Gallery

[Source: Car and Bike]

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