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5 September,2012 : Honda India days seem to be , after the news of Honda Civic sedan going to say goodbye to the Indian market, the same procedure is going to be followed with Honda Accord. The speculations seem to be growing day by day as company sees no sense in bringing the new and more expensive car especially in the petrol version and therefore are planning to cut the production completely. The Honda Accord currently available ranges from Rs. 20.28 Lakh - Rs. 27.37 Lakh . Honda Accord is powered with a 2354cc petrol engine and comes coupled with manual or automatic transmission whereas 3471cc V6 petrol mill mated to an automatic transmission.
The all-new 2008 Honda Accord Sedan is a headtuner. It lures with its beautiful and swanky look that adds more style to it. New Honda Accord which is re - designed with more, robust, bold and aggressive look, extra connoting power is more sophisticated and commanding than ever. Honda has always carried the badge of a classy sedan since years. Also the company has proved its presence with the top most cars available in its kitty. Honda Accord New with its spacious and roomy interiors not only brings comfort while driving but gives you a feeling of openness even when you are hemmed in traffic disarray. The rear Air Conditioning vents makes the journey more soothing and comfortable.Honda Accord has made great efforts to redesign it completely, and is present with a larger wheel base with more advance exteriors to make the look more appealing and stylish. The overall length and width of the car is also increased which in turn make it the best dimension car in its class. The thin front pillars give ample rigidity for the positioning of dashboard and the wiper placement gives the clear visibility to see ahead. Honda New Accord is available with two engine options- the 2.4L, 4 - Cylinder i- VTEC engine and 3.5, V6, SHOC i-VTEC with PGM-Fi fuel system . The former delivers a power of 180PS at 6300 rpm and belts out a top torque of 222 Nm at 4300 rpm. This sedan is mated with 5 speed manual transmission and automatic gearbox. The top end variant of Honda Accord is equipped with 3.5L, V6, i-VTEC engine that produces a max power of 275 PS at 6200 rpm and churns out a peak torque of 339 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The same automatic 5 speed transmission is incorporated in this higher displacement engine. The all new i- VTEC engine in Honda Accord promises better fuel economy with Honda's Variable Cylinder Management Technology. The engine gives superb environmental performance and meets Euro-IV emission levels and is E-10 compliant. The new looks of Honda Accord 2008 in India is geared towards the E-class proportions. The Honda logo in chrome proudly sits in the middle that boasts of "Quality Brand" for an Indian customer. With increase in the size of the car, there is no compromise in pleasure and fuel efficiency. The sedan segment car is priced between 18 to 26 Lacs.
The sedan, New Honda Accord comes with a lot of safety features including intelligent six airbags, Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body, G-FORCE Control Technology (G-CON) for enhanced safety of the vehicle occupants during a collision, ABS, EBD, Front 3 point seat belts with automatic tensioning system, Front active headrests that help mitigate neck shock in a rear end collision, etc. New Honda Accord comes with ultra comfortable cabin features such as advanced audio system with USB slot, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, eight-way power seat adjustment with lumbar support, rear audio controls, rear AC vents and reading lights at the rear.
New Honda Accord, the 8th generation of Honda Accord is redesigned with a more bold, dynamic and charismatic looks to capture heart and soul of the car lovers. This Sedan segment car has added more style, more comfort and more sophistication with it.
The new looks of Honda Accord 2008 in India is geared towards the E-class proportions. The exteriors are far better than its earlier version and you can be proud of its smooth contours. The long stretched headlights with bold tough lines along the hood make the look more appealing. The Honda logo in chrome proudly sits in the middle that boasts of "Quality Brand" for an Indian customer. The car has front and rear fog lamps located in specially designed 3D style slots. Protectors at all sides are placed smartly for safety of the classy exterior without spoiling the appearance of the Honda Accord 2008.
New Honda Accord comes with body colour rear view mirrors and chrome finished door handles along with single chrome finished exhaust. It is also packed with side, front and rear under spoilers. The rear side is very common and has bold taillight clusters with embossed style design . The machine has alloy wheels that increase the style quotient of the four wheeler.
New Honda Accord is a premium segment sedan car with a capacity of 5 passengers. The exterior dimensions of the car are- Length- 4950mm, Width- 1845mm, Height- 1475mm, with a Wheelbase of 2800mm . The ground clearance available in this car is 155mm.
Ed's take: The interior styling of the Accord is plush, with good number of bells and whistles that are being offered on the vehicle.
The all new Honda Accord, is its 8th generation sedan spells style and sophistication whether it is its exterior and interior. The Interior quality of Honda Accord is brilliant. The roomy interior makes the driving very pleasant and gives you a feeling of openess even in jam packed traffic. The beige colour interior adds glitters to the Honda New Accord. The other features available in new Honda Accord are Leather Interior, Power Lumbar Support, Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel, Leather Steering Wheel , Luxury 4 Spoke with Aluminum Colour Panel, Leather Gear Knob, Front Center Armrest with Multifunctional Console, Vanity Mirror with Illumination (Driver & Passenger), Foot Light, Map Light with Sun glass Box, Lockable Glove box with Illumination, Outside Temperature Gauge , Digital Clock, Seat Back Pocket (Driver & Passenger), Front and Rear Door Pocket, Front and Rear Cup holder, Rear Center Armrest with Trunk-through, Noise & Vibration Reduction Carpet, etc. The most exciting features of the interior are Rear AC vent , Rear reading light and Rear foldable seat . All these smart features give the Honda New Accord an overall stylish look.
Honda Accord is redesigned to add more style and comfort to the car. The car is now equipped with more advanced comfort features. Some of these features are Paddle Shift Standard with AT , Dual Zone Air Conditioning , 8 Way Power Drive Seat, Audio System with 6 CD Changer & MP3 Player, USB Connector, 6 Speakers, Accessory Socket, Rear Armrest with Audio Control, Key less Entry with Trunk Open (2 Keys). Auto Door Lock by Speed makes the journey tension free. The other features installed in the new Honda Accord are Power Door Mirror, Power Retractable Door Mirror, Front and Rear Power Window, Headlight Height Adjuster, Flat Blade Wiper, Preparation for Mobile Phone with Blue tooth Interface.
New Honda Accord is a Premium Segment Sedan car with a seating capacity of 5. The car is very spacious with ample legroom, shoulder room and hip room. The overall increase is 25mm.
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Ed's take: The acceleration produced by the 2.4-litre and 3.5-litre are somehow a bit similar, hence we recommend the 2.4-litre as it more efficient too.
Honda Accord engine comes with both manual and automatic transmission. The 2.4L engine produces a maximum power of 180PS at 6500rpm and a maximum torque of 222Nm at 4300rpm. The 2.4 L Manual Transmission engines deliver a breakthrough acceleration of 0-100 kmph in just 9.2 seconds with a top Speed of 223 kmph.
Honda Accord engine is equipped with Intelligent 5 speed automatic transmission Paddle Shift which takes the comfort of driving to a new level. This helps in delivering brisk acceleration, smooth shifting and fuel efficiency for the car. Thus the 2.4L automatic transmission engine touches a stupendous 0-100 kmph in a span of 11.8 seconds and achieves a top speed of 223 kmph.
Honda Accord 3.5L V6 Automatic Transmission engine accelerates from 0 to 100kmph in just 7.85 second with a top speed of 224 kmph.
Ed's take: The fuel economy of the Honda Accord is just fine, if you do not drive it pedal-to-metal. The V6 however is a thirsty machine.
Honda Accord is the 8th generation Honda Accord that was launched in 2008 with extra advanced features and technology. Honda New Accord is available in two types of engines- 2.4 L and 3.5L V6 engine.
Honda Accord is equipped with a 2.4L engine that is available in 3 types with both automatic and manual transmission. These are Honda New Accord 2.4, Honda New Accord 2.4 Elegance and Honda New Accord 2.4 Inspire. All these variants come with 5 speed manual transmission gearbox and 5 speed automatic transmission gearbox with paddle shift availability to give a stimulating experience with better performance and fuel efficiency. The Shift Holding System avoids unnecessary shifting of gears and gives a smooth driving experience. Honda New Accord with its powerful engine gives a mileage of around 7.3 kmpl in the city road and 10 kmpl on the highway .
Honda Accord that is equipped with 3.5 L V6 engine has i-VTEC type engine, an advanced Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system that according to the driving condition switches amongst 6, 4 and 3 Cylinder combustion. Honda Accord 3.5L delivers impressive fuel economy in the VCM mode.
Ed's take: The power produced by the Accord is good for its size and it is quick sedan.
Honda Accord as said is available in two different types of engines- 2.4L and 3.5L V6. The DOHC i- VTEC engine available in 2.4 L is very fuel efficient and delivers hassle free performance with a Maximum Power of 180 PS at 6500 rpm and a Maximum Torque of 222 Nm at 4300 rpm.
Honda New Accord available with 3.5 L V6 i- VTEC engine also comes in 2 models- 3.5 L V6 and 3.5L V6 Inspire. The Programmed Fuel Injection System makes the car very fuel efficient and a better performer. Honda New Accord 3.5L V6 produces a Maximum Power of 275 PS at 6200 rpm with a Maximum Torque of 339 Nm at 5000 rpm.
Ed's take: The Accord gets several features like integrated music system, Bluetooth, steering mounted audio controls etc. Some German competition has more frills though.
Honda Accord is a very stylish car with unmatchable interiors and accessories attached to it. Honda New Accord is equipped with Audio System with 6 CD Changer & MP3 Player and six Speakers to add more sound effect. Audio controls at rear armrest are also provided which is a great feature for the passengers sitting behind.
Other accessories include USB Connector, 6 Speakers, Accessory Socket, Leather upholstery, etc. The Honda New Accord comes with dual zone air conditioning system along with rear AC vents.
Ed's take: The handling of the Accord is good, just like any other Honda. The dynamic character of the chassis makes the ride smooth and even keeps the handling agile.
Honda Accord is available with a very good braking system. The front brakes are multilateral ventilated disc brakes and the rear brakes are disc type. The braking system helps in decelerating the car when needed. Honda Accord is also equipped with the ABS (Anti lock Braking System) which helps in decelerating the car when it is moving in great speed. This is an automatic braking system which works in the car. The Honda New Accord is packed with front Independent Double Wishbone with Coil Spring and Stabilizer fork and rear one is multi-link with Coil Spring and Stabilizer.
Ed's take: The safety features on the Accord are ABS, airbags and ESP.
Honda Accord is by all means a safe car. Both the active and passive safety features are available in the car. Honda has always taken care of the safety measures for the passengers. Some of the advanced safety features are intelligent six airbags, including side curtain air bags, Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body and G-FORCE Control Technology (G-CON) for safety of the travellers during a collision. Some other safeguards includes in Honda New Accord are Dual Front i-SRS Airbags, Side Airbags with OPDS, Side Curtain Airbags, ABS, EBD, BA, Front Active Headrest G-CON, ACE (Advanced Compatible Engineering) , High Mount Brake Light, Seat belt Pretensioner & Load Limiter System, 3 Point Rear Center Seat Belt, Rear Center Headrest, Security Alarm System, Immobilizer, Wave Blade Keys, Full Size Spare Tyre.
The use of high-tensile steel has been considerably increased, improving torsional rigidity while achieving major weight savings.
The new Honda Accord comes with 16 inches alloy wheels that make the look more robust and attractive. The all new Honda Accord also comes with puncture proof tubeless tyres for a hassle free journey. The tyre size is 215 / 60 R16 Radial Tubeless, which is sufficient in controlling this big size Honda Accord in case of off-roading. This tyre size is also of great help in slippery road and minimizes the chances of skidding.
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Japanese carmaker Honda has recently phased out the 8th generation Accord, however, the company is still in a mood to re-launch this luxurious sedan in an all-new avatar. This is surely great news for the Accord lovers in India, however Honda is yet to finalise the exact launch date and its drivetrain.
At the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, Honda Cars India has showcased the Hybrid version of its flagship sedan, Accord. The company has recently phased out the Accord sedan from India and is now planning to introduce the hybrid version of the saloon. This hybrid model is already on sale in international markets and is expected to hit the Indian roads by 2014-15.
High lending rates and rising petrol prices have effected the sales of cars in India, to overcome this sluggish demand in domestic market, car makers are looking to export vehicles globally to make up for the low domestic sales. According to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), in last six months (April-October 2011) the car sales in India dropped by 1.8 percent to 1,378,513 units while in the same time period the export rate registered a growth of 19 percent to 293,426 units.