2016 Honda Accord Hybrid : Nine things to know about this new hybrid on the block

Last Updated On: October 27, 2016
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Honda Accord 2016, that was showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, is launched in the Indian market today. 2016 Honda Accord Hybrid in its latest ninth generation will be the second car in its segment to host a hybrid technology, the first being Toyota Camry. It will be the flagship model in company’s India line-up.

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Honda Accord 2016 Launch

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Here are all the details you need in order to know 2016 Honda Accord Hybrid better:

Back with a bang

2016 Honda Accord Hybrid
2016 Honda Accord Hybrid

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It must be noted that the company discontinued Accord in 2013 owing to weak demand. But this time the company has armed Accord with hybrid technology that makes it offer a very good fuel economy. The car is a serial hybrid and will have a two-motor hybrid system with lock-up clutch, the Power Control Unit and a Lithium-ion battery as the main components. It has three driving modes – Engine, Hybrid and EV Drive.

The Powertrain

2016 Honda Accord Hybrid
2016 Honda Accord Hybrid

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Honda Accord 2016 is powered by a 2.0-litre Atkinson Cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine that is based on Honda’s “Earth Dream Technology”. This motor puts forward 145 bhp of maximum power in conjunction with the 184 bhp contributed by the electric motor. This takes the combined output to 215 bhp. An electronic CVT transmission sends power to the road. The car also comes with steering mounted paddle shifters. It will be able to achieve a decent mileage of 23.1 kmpl.

Dimensions

2016 Honda Accord Hybrid
2016 Honda Accord Hybrid Front profile

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New Honda Accord 2016 will have a large wheelbase of 2776 mm. It will measure 4933 mm in length, 1849 mm in width and 1464 mm in height. It will sport a kerb weight of 1620 Kg and carry a fuel tank capacity of 60 litres. It will be available in four colour options namely – Crystal Black Pearl, Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, and Modern Steel Metallic.

Appearance and Design

2016 Honda Accord Hybrid
2016 Honda Accord Hybrid rear view

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2016 Honda Accord Hybrid gets a futuristic appearance with clear design hints taken from the previous generations. The front fascia of the car looks good with sleek LED headlamps complimented well by the chrome garnished grille. It gets a new sporty bumper, a wide air dam along with LED daytime running lights. Bulging wheel arches, twin character lines and the 19-inch alloy wheels make it look elegant form the sides. The rear also is designed beautifully with a boot-lid integrated spoiler, large split LED taillights and a redesigned bumper that carries twin exhaust mufflers.

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Inside the cabin

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2016 Honda Accord Hybrid Interiors

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The interiors too present a pleasing appearance in dual tone colour scheme of black and beige. Leather surfaces, plastic textures and wooden grain veneers have been combined to give a luxurious look to the cabin. The seats are large and comfortable and the cabin offers ample rear legroom.

Features Galore

Honda Accord 2016
2016 Honda Accord Hybrid features

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The two-tiered dashboard houses the Intelligent Multi Information Display system. It perfectly complements the 7-inch touch screen below it. Rear AC vents, two zone automatic climate control system, engine start/stop button, keyless entry, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, power shut tail gate, front power seats with memory function, etc. are some other noticeable features of new Honda Accord 2016.

Safety Wise

Honda Accord 2016
2016 Honda Accord Hybrid is full of advanced safety features

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For safety of the passengers the car will come equipped with 6 airbags and rear view camera with parking sensors along with other safety features like engine immobilizer, ABS, EBD, Vehicle Stability Control, Cruise control, Hill Start Assist, rain sensing wipers, auto dimming IRVM, hydrophilic outside mirror with auto tilt reversing, emergency stop signal, and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) etc.

Performance

Honda Accord 2016
Honda Accord Hybrid 2016 Side view

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The engine comes with excellent refinement levels. It gains speed easily and quickly. Ride quality is pretty decent and the well weighted steering ensures that handling the car is a breeze too. This new generation Accord Hybrid will get a conventional McPherson Strut suspension system for a smooth ride.

Price and Competition

Honda Accord Hybrid Price
2016 Honda Accord Hybrid

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Since the car has entered India via the CBU route, the heavy import duties that the company will have to bear has had a direct impact on Honda Accord Price. But since it is also a hybrid, it attracts discounts from the Government under the FAME scheme. Balancing the two things, Honda Accord Hybrid has been launched in India at a price tag of INR 37 lakh. It will rival the likes of Toyota Camry Hybrid and the upcoming Volkswagen Passat GTE apart from sedans like Skoda Superb and Chevrolet Cruze.

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The demand for hybrid cars is growing slowly but steadily in India and launch of cars like 2016 Honda Accord Hybrid will surely take the trend forward.

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