Honda has unveiled the facelifted 9th generation model of its flagship sedan, Accord, at 2016 Auto Expo. The car was previously revealed in July 2015 in the US. The car will lock horns with Toyota Camry Hybrid.
The facelifted Accord gets an all-new 7-inch infotainment system for the music enthusiasts. It supports Apple CarPlay and Google Android for added comfort. Moderate changes are visible inside and out. It gets a more aggressive grille on front this time along with redesigned LED taillamps. Apart from this, the car is largely the same as before.
The car runs on 2.0L i-VTEC four cylinder petrol mill delivering a maximum power of 139 bhp at 6,200 rpm. It is capable of producing a peak torque of 122 Nm, between 3,500 to 6,000 rpm. The flagship sedan of Honda was discontinued in India in the year 2013 due to decrease in demand. An increase in production cost was also responsible, as some parts of Accord had to be imported. This time, however, the carmaker looks prepared to nail the market. It has re-entered the space observing the bright future of the Indian market. Analysts have predicted the Indian economy will grow at least 7% when other countries are struggling to even maintain the current growth rate. Deliberating on this, Honda has upgraded its product to ensure it does not miss out on any opportunity. It has made sure the sedan appeals to the petrolheads and will out do its competitors easily.
Source : CarDekho