Japanese car maker Honda has launched the Accord luxury sedan for the Australian car market. The 2013 Accord is an all new model that is the 9th generation version of the car and comes with a complete revamp in terms of the exteriors and the interiors. The 2013 Honda Accord luxury sedan that has been launched in Australia comes with two petrol engine, both naturally aspirated units. While one engine is a 2.4 Liter i-VTEC four cylinder petrol motor, the other petrol motor is a 3.5 Liter V6 petrol engine. Both these engines are mated to automatic transmission options with the smaller motor getting a 5 speed slushbox while the larger V6 engine gets a 6 speed automatic unit.
The 2.4 liter i-VTEC petrol motor outputs 173 Bhp-225 Nm and the 3.5 Liter V6 petrol engine outputs 276 Bhp-339 Nm. The 2013 Honda Accord luxury sedan will go on sale in Australia by June 2013. The car gets a complete stylistic revamp and features a brand new front end while the rear end gets a coupe like roofline and a styling refresh. On the inside, the dashboard is an all new item and so is the infotainment system. The upholstery and in-cabin styling bits have also been refreshed on the 2014 edition of the Accord. On the features front, Honda has added a wide range of safety features to the 2013 Accord in the form of the Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Identification System and Automatic Braking.
In India, Honda currently sells the 8th generation model of the Accord sedan. Now that right hand drive markets such as Australia have seen the launch of the 9th generation 2013 Accord, it is only a matter of time before Honda Cars India bring this car to the Indian car market as well. The 9th generation 2013 Accord is expected to motor on with petrol engine options and automatic transmissions. The 2.2 Liter i-DTEC turbo diesel engined Accord, while being sold in markets in Europe and the UK, isn’t expected to be launched in the Indian car market. For now, Honda Cars India plans to launch diesel powered cars only in sub 10 lakh rupee segments.