The Honda Accord made its debut on Indian shores at the 2016 Auto Expo. Honda is readying the luxury sedan for its launch in the country and has imported the car into India for homologation.
One of the three Accords imported into the country has been spied testing near the national capital of Delhi ahead of the car's expected launch during the festive season.
The spied Accord test mule was spotted plying without any sort of camouflage on it and the image shot from the rear reveals the angular tail lamps and reflectors on the bumpers. Also revealed is the tailpipe, which sticks out from under the right side of the bumper.
The test mule spotted is the only 2.4-litre petrol variant imported into India from Thailand (the other two cars sported the 2.0-litre petrol engine). The 2.4-litre petrol engine pushes out 174hp and 225Nm of torque.
The smaller 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 155hp and 190Nm of torque.
The hybrid variant of the Accord, which is the variant most likely to come to India, uses the 2.4-litre engine and two motors. One motor is used to start the engine up while the other helps with acceleration. The hybrid powertrain produces 196hp.
When the new Accord does land up in India, it will butt heads with the Toyota Camry Hybrid and should be priced at around Rs. 30 lakh.