This week, Honda pulled the plug on the Accord in India. Owing to poor sales, Honda Cars India discontinued their flagship sedan.
Now, according to a report by Zigwheels, the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese car maker will launch the 2014 Accord Hybrid next year. The new Accord Hybrid is already on sale in international markets like North America. According to the report, the new generation Accord will be available in a single trim with the hybrid system. Unlike the Civic Hybrid, which was a CBU, the Accord Hybrid will be assembled in India.
The Honda Civic Hybrid failed to pickup owing to the CBU pricing. Honda seems to have learned a lesson from it and hence decided to assemble the car here.
The Accord Hybrid’s powertrain consists of a 2-liter gasoline engine, which outputs 141 PS of max power and 165 Nm of peak torque. A lithium-ion battery run 166 PS AC Synchronous electric motor which produces a maximum torque of 306 Nm works in combination with the petrol engine. Together, the petrol engine and the electric motor produce a healthy 196 PS of max power, which is transferred to the wheels by an e-CVT transmission.The Accord Hybrid can either run on electric power or on petrol power or a combination of both.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the Honda Accord Hybrid India Launch.