Accord is one of the bestsellers in its class and also an important model for Honda. It is a good driver’s car and also provide ample amount of luxury and comfort. Nissan had updated its Altima and Toyata had also launched its new Camry which is the segment’s best seller. Honda had recently showcased new generation accord in order to to compete with rivals which are very good. The new car has evolved from previous model but has new head lights, tail lights, grille, fixtures, bumper, 10 spoke wheels, body panels and other items. It looks more dynamic as wheelbase is decreased by 25 mm and trunk space is increased.
Interiors of new Accord are fresh with new dashboard and clear speed dials. All model are equipped with 8-inch display and a standard rear view camera. A new safety technology is introduced by Honda called LaneWatch to minimize blind spot which used a tiny camera in passengers side mirror. Honda had tried to make steering sporty as it is also targeting young generation with Ninth generation Accord.
Honda is offering three engine choices in new car. Entry level 2.4 liter four cylinder gasoline engine now produce 185 hp and 181 lb-ft(245 Nm) of torque. Also available is 3.5 liter i-VTEC V6 developing 278 hp. Initial models available is paired with 6 speed manual or a new CVT. A newly modified 2.0 liter hybrid power-train is also available with 137 hp. Under pure electric mode Honda Accord Hybrid can commute up to 15 miles at a maximum speed of 60 mph.
Honda is currently investing 220 million US dollars to launch CVT production for vehicles manufactured in United stated and Canada. Sales of new Accord will began this fall in United States.
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