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Honda Accord Review
The all new Honda Accord that has come to India is the ninth generation car globally and is the flagship offering from the Japanese manufacturer. The Accord has made a comeback after a hiatus of a couple of years but is now a completely built unit and gets hybrid technology along with a new face and more equipment.
It is a new generation car and in spite of being all new, it is not radically different from the current car. The single thick slat chrome grille that now represents the family face sits in front of the large hood. The profile looks hunkered down and the missing millimetres in length cannot be made out. The new design with the LED daytime running lamps and tail lamps looks modern and contemporary.
The interior is nice and modern and gets a new dashboard with much lesser buttons to worry about. The infotainment system is touchscreen and gets GPS navigation along with Apple Car Play and Android Auto. The instrument console is also brand new and gets a few modern touches while keeping the binnacle of the cluster. In terms of comfort, it gets power seats in the front, a two-zone climate control and loads of other features including cruise control, lane change assist et al.
The safety is taken care of by dual front airbags, curtain airbags and side airbags. It also gets lane change assist along with ABS, EBD and a comprehensive ESP.
The powertrain is brand new with the 2.0-litre i-MMD four-cylinder petrol engine works in consonance with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack to deliver over 190bhp power and 306Nm of torque. The hybrid powertrain is mated to a CVT to transmit power to the front wheels.
The Honda Accord competes with the Toyota Camry, the Skoda Superb and the Volkswagen Passat. While technically the prime competitor is the Camry Hybrid, the price tag pitches it against the Audi A3 and the Mercedes CLA. In case of the latter two, the Honda Accord offers much more except for the brand image.