Honda Accord hybrid: Bookings open, launch slated for October

Japanese auto giant Honda will launch the hybrid version of Accord on October 25th. Bookings for the sedan have already begun and the company expects a good response ahead of the festive season. The car is expected to be priced between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 30 lakh, with bookings already open at Rs 51,000.

The Accord+ has been a premium offering from Honda in India ever since it was first launched here back in 2008. The ninth generation Accord promises to further push the boundaries – especially in its hybrid avatar that will help it directly take on the Toyota Camry hybrid.The car gets numerous changes on the outside with all-new bumpers, stylish headlights, a chrome-laced front grille, among others. On the inside, features like a seven-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay support are almost certain.

The new Accord will be powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine with twin electric motors. The petrol engine will produce 141bhp of power while the combined output is expected to be just under the 200-bhp mark, with 300Nm of torque. The fuel efficiency is expected to hover around the 20kmpl mark.

Honda may also launch a petrol-only version of the Accord but this is not confirmed yet.

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