The ninth generation Honda Accord not only looks more grown up with a more voluptuous design but also looks more contemporary with sharper design cues. The Accord’s body now uses high strength steel in its construction, the front subframe now uses aluminum and steel in its construction to shed 6.4 kg in weight while the hybrid model uses an all aluminum front subframe and bonnet. The car is now 25kg lighter than its predecessor. Underneath, the car gets a McPherson Strut front suspension to save weight and free up room in the engine compartment. The rear suspension continues to feature a multi-link setup.
The 2.4-litre petrol engine develops 184bhp and 245Nm and comes mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT autobox. The hybrid model gets a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine with an electric motor and lithium ion battery. The Accord Hybrid is available with a CVT automatic gearbox.
Inside, the car has more plush interiors and more equipment. There is a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless connectivity.