New Version Accord from Honda Siel

Honda Siel Cars India on Thursday launched the advanced version of its premium sedan Accord. Powered by 3.5-liter i-VTEC engine, the eighth-generation Accord V6 will come in two variants priced at Rs. 24.80 lakh and Rs. 25.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Equipped with advanced safety and luxury features, Accord V6 features an advanced variable cylinder management (VCM) delivering the maximum power of 275 PS during six cylinder operation and also impressive fuel economy.

The engine meets Euro-IV emission levels and is E-10 (10 per cent ethanol and 90 per cent unleaded petrol) compatible.

“We have introduced the Accord V6 which promises an ultimate performance packed driving for our customers who seek more thrill and power. The inclusion of VCM technology in this super performance car is a testimony to our commitment of providing fuel efficient cars in each segment where we are present.

“The ARAI fuel economy figure of 10 km. per litre is very promising for this high performance car,” said Honda Siel Cars India President and CEO Masahiro Takedagawa.

The seventh-generation Accord, with 2.4-litre engine and price starting at around Rs.17-lakh, will also be available in the market.

On the company’s future plans, Mr. Takedagawa said they would launch their premium hatchback Jazz in the Indian market in June-July this year. “The trail production of the car has begun,” he said.

Honda has deferred the completion of Phase II of its Rajasthan plant for two years. “The assembly line was scheduled for completion by the end of 2009, now it would be completed by end of 2011,” Mr. Takedagawa added.

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