Published on July 28th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda Accord Hybrid Enters the Thailand Market
Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has just launched the new Honda Accord Hybrid, the next level of hybrid automobile featuring advanced hybrid technology from Honda called the Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD), which delivers powerful performance with a maximum output of 215 horsepower in full hybrid mode.
Drivers can boost acceleration with Sport Drive Mode and also reach a maximum speed of 120 km/h in EV Drive Mode. The car’s highest rate of fuel economy is 23.8 kilometres per litre. The new Honda Accord Hybrid comes with the next dimension in safety technology, “Honda SENSING,” which combines several functions to provide greater safety and ensure confidence in every journey. The new Honda Accord Hybrid has a luxurious, elegant design and offers a wide range of equipment.
The new Honda Accord Hybrid comes with a Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD). A 2.0-Liter, 16-valve, Atkinson Cycle Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine is combined with two powerful electric motors, an E-CVT transmission, and an ultra-high 1.3 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that offers better electrical transmission and charging performance, to create a maximum output of 215 horsepower.
The driving mode switches intelligently to match all driving conditions, such as an EV Drive Mode that uses only the electric motors to reach speeds up to 120 km/h, a Hybrid Drive Mode, and an Engine Drive Mode. For a sportier and more exciting drive, the new Honda Accord Hybrid includes a Sport Drive Mode. The Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) is a full hybrid system that provides power for performance and fuel economy of 23.8 km/L with carbon emissions of only 99 gram/km.
The new Honda Accord Hybrid offers the advanced “Honda SENSING” vehicle safety system that combines a radar and a monocular camera to detect and alert the driver, It also helps control the vehicle when there is a risk of a car accident for the safety of both the driver and pedestrians. The Honda SENSING package features four systems, including Adaptive Cruise Control system (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Watch, Acrtive Cornering Lights nad six airbags.
Honda Automobile (Thailand) provides a 10-year warranty for the battery and another five for the entire Hybrid system.
The new Honda Accord Hybrid is available in two variants — the HYBRID at 1,659,000 baht and the Hybrid TECH at 1,849,000 baht.