Made its Indian debut at 2016 Auto Expo, the 9th generation Honda Accord appears to be moving forward in the right direction from show stand to showroom – spy photographers have spotted a development mule with minimal camouflage in Gurgaon.
Checking-out at Zauba, we found that Honda India has so far imported 3 test-mule of Honda Accord for homologation purposes. The import data clearly reveals that the 1 unit imported in October-2015 is a 2.4-litre petrol variants, while the rest of 2 units imported in January-2016 are a hybrid variant powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor.
Another report on the Parivahan Sewa website confirms the new Accord spotted in Gurgaon is a 2.4-litre petrol variant. As its engine number matches with the one imported in October-2015, which means India is likely to get 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder engine develops 174 BHP of peak torque and 225 Nm of torque. Globally, this engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard while a CVT gearbox as optional.
The 9th generation Accord is speculated to launch this festive season (September-November 2016). When launched expect the car to be priced between Rs. 25-30 lakh and will compete with the likes of Toyota Camry, Skoda Superb, and upcoming Volkswagen Passat.
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