Is Honda Accord highly advanced Hybrid Beast?

With almost 15 years of production, the Honda Accord has become bigger, more powerful, and larger. Even though many of us still consider the Accord to be the most luxurious vehicle on this side of the German saloons, the vehicle has suffered as a result of the diesel wars. Introduced as a fully assembled vehicle, the most recent Accord incorporates hybrid technology.

India is the destination for Honda's ninth-generation Accord, which is offered in North America. The new Accord's appearance hasn't seen any significant changes. With its forceful bumper, larger grille, and headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights, the car appears to be an upgraded version of the present model. It has new LED tail lights, but the side profile is still the same, albeit somewhat shorter. The car stands out thanks to its sleek, stylish new appearance.

The new Accord maintains the Accord's luxurious and regal interior while adding contemporary elements. The vehicle has automatic headlights, a touch-screen infotainment system, keyless entry, and a rearview camera with parking sensors. You have leather upholstery, electric front row seats, and a dual-zone temperature control system with rear AC vents for added comfort.

Engine and Gearbox
A 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque powers the LX and EX. That power is transferred to the front wheels using a continuously variable gearbox (CVT). The 2.0-litre non-turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid powertrain is an upgrade for all remaining trim levels. The entire system output is 247 lb-ft of torque and 204 horsepower.
The hybrid system is available for the Accord for the first time in India. With the help of an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.

The way the accord is handled exudes confidence. Drivers are going to love this car's accurate handling, controlled body movements, and smooth ride.
The more quick 204-hp Accord hybrid completed the 0–60 mph sprint in 6.5 seconds, while the nonhybrid Accord with the 192-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder took 7.3 seconds.
With its 1993 cc hybrid powertrain, this model achieves 21 km/l in the city and 23 km/l on the highway.

The safety and driver-assistance features offered by Honda Sensing are integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Hands-free access to the power tailboard; wireless phone charging; multi-angle rearview camera.

  • Typical automated emergency braking that detects pedestrians.
  • Normal lane-departure alert with assistance for lane-keeping.
  • Adaptive cruise control standard.

Six model levels are offered for the 2024 Accord: LX, EX, Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, and Touring. There are four colour options for the Honda Accord: Modern Steel Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver, and Crystal Black Pearl. The Honda Accord has five seats.

  • Plenty of low-end torque will make driving in traffic easy.
  • The Honda Accord's 2.0-litre petrol-hybrid powertrain, which produces 215 PS, makes it the most powerful car in its class.
  • A class leader in fuel efficiency, the car has an ARAI-certified economy of 23.1 kmpl.
  • Smartphone integration makes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay incredibly useful.
  • Extremely expensive due to a CBU import. costing about Rs 7 lakh more than the hybrid Toyota Camry.
  • Misses the ability to individually recline the back seats on the Toyota Camry.
  • It lacks the driver knee airbag (a total of six airbags), while the Toyota Camry has nine airbags overall (with side rear and driver knee airbags).

The base price of a Honda Accord is Rs. 44.28 lakh. The cost of the Honda Accord Hybrid (Electric + Petrol) model is Rs. 44.28 lakh. 

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