THE ALL NEW HONDA ACCORD: 2016

REVIEW:

The Accord delivers driving fun in a practical package; all models (except the hybrid) are 2017 10Best winners.A 185-hp 2.4-liter four and a six-speed manual are standard in the coupe and sedan, while Sport models make 189 hp.

A CVT is optional, as is a 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6 with a six-speed automatic; the coupe offers a six-speed manual.The hybrid saw 45 mpg in our test.

EX models and above have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but some may find the button-less infotainment system annoying.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Price-37 lakh(ex showroom price)
  • Top Speed-127 mph
  • 0-60-5.6 sec
  • Horse power-278 hp
  • 6 airbags
  • 7 inch touchscreen
  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control

NEW HONDA ACCORD 2016 INDIA- EXTERIOR DESIGN:

The new Honda Accord 2016 looks nothing like the earlier Accord that was on sale in India.It gets a striking front-end that boasts of a large chrome-plated grille, stylish headlamps that have LED fixtures and LED fog lamps too.

The Other highlight here is a sporty bumper that has some chrome garnishing. You’ll be quick to appreciate the very sporty alloy wheels when viewing this car in side profile. The rear-end has highlights such as chrome garnishing on the boot-lid, an integrated boot spoiler, a sporty rear bumper and LED tail-lights.

ACCORD 2016
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The new Honda Accord will be available in four paint colours:

  • White Orchid Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl

NEW HONDA ACCORD 2016 INDIA- INTERIOR:

Honda says that the new model Accord’s interior is designed as per its ‘Man Maximum, Machine Minimum’ philosophy.Hence, the new 2016 Accord’s interior benefits from high cabin space. The new Accord’s interior is loaded with features and is highly ergonomic. It gets a 7-inch touchscreen interface for the AVN (Audio, Video and Navigation).

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NEW HONDA ACCORD 2016 INDIA-ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION:

 The new 2016 Accord comes in just one Hybrid variant. The hybrid locks horns with the Camry Hybrid.The hybrid car market is slowly picking up in the country, and Honda could capitalize on this trend.

Worth a mention here is that Honda was the first in the segment to have launched a hybrid version of the Civic, but thanks to unfavourable market dynamics prevailing at that time, the car never sold well.However, things seem to have changed, and Honda might enjoy a better fate with its second hybrid for India.

NEW HONDA ACCORD 2016 INDIA – SUSPENSION:

nstead of the earlier car’s double wishbone suspension, the new Honda Accord 2016 sports a McPherson strut. Hence, the new model is lighter by up to 24kgs. Furthermore, the new Honda Accord 2016 has a stiffer chassis than the earlier model.

Also, the Accord’s overall length and wheelbase is now 80mm and 25mm shorter. The new 2016 Accord, as a result, is sportier to drive.

ALL OVER SCORE-5

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