The facelifted Honda Accord will be launched in Thailand on February 25, which means that it won’t be too long before Honda launches the car in India as well. The company’s Thai subsidiary made the announcement about the car’s launch in the country on social media, but did not reveal any technical details about the sedan.
Although we are not sure about what specifications the 9th generation Honda Accord will come with in Thailand, we expect it to be very similar to the North American-spec version. India is likely to get the same model as well.
The Honda Accord Hybrid was recently showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida and will eventually be launched in India as well.
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The new Honda Accord is likely to be sold in Thailand with 2 engine options – a 2.0-litre, i-VTEC, 4-cylinder petrol engine good for 153bhp and 190Nm of torque, and a 2.4-litre, i-VTEC, 4-cylinder petrol unit which produces 172bhp of power and 225Nm of torque.
New Honda Accord Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid
Meanwhile, the hybrid version of the new Accord which will come to India is going to be powered by a 2-litre, i-VTEC, 4-cylinder petrol engine mated to an electric motor that derives power from an on-board lithium-ion battery. The petrol unit churns out 141bhp, but the system’s combined output is 196bhp with a generous 306Nm of torque.
As far as the exterior is concerned, the facelifted model features a more sculpted look which makes the sedan more elegant. It also gets new, lighter all-aluminium hood, new upper grille, LED head-lamps, LED fog-lamps, and LED tail-lights.
As for the inside, the new Honda Accord is likely to get a 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility.
New interior trims may also be made available in the facelifted model.
The Honda Accord was once the darling of the Indian sedan market, but the country has not seen this nameplate at Honda showrooms since 2013. However, that’s about to change, and soon.