Take one look at the 9th generation Honda Accord and notice that it clearly stands out as royalty. Honda has re-worked on every aspect of the car from exterior styling to the interiors to the chassis and engine. The Accord has no resemblance to its predecessors. The newly added electric sunroof adds sophistication and glamour to the car.
The car is more agile and flexible along curves than ever before. The front fascia is now more muscular and cabin has been enhanced for more legroom. The Accord also packs more safety features than before. It is the largest Accord ever made and almost reaches the Mercedes-Benz E-class in proportion.
The Honda Accord has always been a leader in the D+ car segment in India. The car is available in four attractive colours including Tafeta White, Alabaster Silver, Crystal Pearl Black and Urban Titanium Metallic, which again is a new addition. The 9th generation Accord is pitted against the likes of Skoda Superb, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes Benz C-Class.
The engine is available in three variants producing - 178 bhp 2.4-litre i-VTEC Inline-4 and 271.2 bhp 5-litre i-VTEC. A choice of either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic is offered. The new engine generates 30 bhp more power. The new E10 engine is capable of running on a combination of 10% ethanol and 90% petrol to give enhanced fuel economy. The fuel efficiency on The Accord has increased by 8 percent.
The chassis of the car has been made 20 percent stiffer and this makes driving in a straight line very easy. Like the successful Honda Civic, the Accord too now comes with Formula One inspired paddle shifters. All variants get a tilt/telescopic steering wheel.
The Honda Accord comes well-equipped with standard safety features like dual frontal and side airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist technology, 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system and brake assist, Electronic Breakforce Distribution system, G-CON technology and front active headrests.