The Japanese automaker Honda Cars recently introduced the All-New Honda Accord Hybrid featuring the world’s most efficient hybrid system which delivers top-of-the class powerful performance with 215 PS of maximum output and BEST-IN-CLASS fuel economy of 23.1 KMPL.
Priced at Rs. 37 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the new Accord Hybrid is imported from Thailand as a Completely Built Unit and will initially be sold through select Honda dealerships in the country. A total of 4 colours are on-sale: Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, and Crystal Black Pearl.
The new Honda Accord Hybrid is the ultimate Accord, the most refined, technologically sophisticated, uniquely stylish and the most fuel efficient hybrid model in its segment. The Honda Accord is equipped with Honda’s two motor hybrid system – Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) combined with an ultra-efficient 2.0-liter i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine.
The Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) is a full hybrid system featuring a 2.0-Liter, 16-valve, Atkinson Cycle Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine combined with two powerful electric motors, an E-CVT transmission, a Power Control Unit (PCU) with high power output density, a compact & light 1.3 kilowatt-hour (kWh) high output Lithium-Ion battery and Electric Servo Brakes with high regeneration efficiency.
The system switches intelligently and seamlessly between 3 driving modes to match all driving conditions. In the EV Drive Mode, the driving motor provides motive force, drawing energy from the lithium ion battery. In the Hybrid Drive Mode, the gasoline engine powers the generator motor which provides energy to the driving motor. In this mode, the battery can also assist the driving motor as per driving conditions. In the Engine Drive Mode, the engine power is directly sent to the wheels.
For a sportier and more exciting drive, the new Honda Accord Hybrid includes a Sport Drive Mode. By pressing the “sport” button on the center console, Sport Drive Mode uses the battery to help boost the electric motors for better acceleration. The driver also has the option to choose an ECONOMY mode for enhanced fuel efficiency.
Honda Accord Hybrid is equipped with a complete array of safety features including the Honda LaneWatch blind-spot display with a camera on the passenger-side mirror that provides a view on the 7.7 inch i-MID screen; a multi-angle rearview camera for better rearward vision when reversing the vehicle with three perspectives: 130-degree, 180-degree, and top-down views; Active Cornering Lights (ACL) that enhance nighttime visibility when the vehicle is turning; Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS); Anti-lock braking (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD); Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, Brake Assist, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Six airbags including dual front i-SRS airbags, i-Side airbags, and side curtain airbags for advanced safety protection to help prevent driver and passenger injuries for greater safety during every journey.
Inside the spacious cabin, the new Honda Accord Hybrid features a full range of equipment with premium functions. This includes an Engine Remote Start to pre-cool the cabin even before entering the car; a 7” Advanced touch-screen audio system that supports Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ with embedded navigation and Internet browsing capability, a Multi-function Steering Wheel with simple fingertip control of the car’s systems; i-Dual Zone Climate Control with Plasma Cluster Cluster that can intelligently adjust temperature and air volume based on direction and strength of sunlight and Ivory color plush leather upholstery.
The Accord Hybrid utilizes the latest version of Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. The Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design also ensures safety of the pedestrians along with the occupants of the car.
To ensure the quality of the new Honda Accord Hybrid, Honda provides a 3 year Unlimited Km Standard warranty with Road Side Assistance and a 5 year Unlimited Km warranty on Hybrid battery.
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