Australian News - October 30, 2019

The New Honda Accord Is Almost Here

The all-new 10th generation Honda Accord will begin arriving in Honda dealerships in December as the most sophisticated, fuel efficient and comfortable Accord ever.

All-new from the ground up and built on a new platform, the 10th generation Accord sedan provides even more refined and engaging performance, a more stylish interior and improved packaging, as well as the latest advanced Honda Sensing safety and driver-assist technologies.

The flagship passenger model in Honda Australia’s line-up, the latest Accord will take an entirely new approach to performance by featuring two advanced new turbocharged and electrified powertrains – a new 1.5-litre DOHC direct-injected VTEC turbo with dual Variable Timing Control (dual VTC) and a third-generation Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) two-motor hybrid system that utilises a 2.0-litre DOHC Atkinson-cycle engine paired with two electric motors.

“The all-new Accord will mark the return of Honda’s hybrid technology to the mainstream Australian market, supporting the company’s ‘2030 Vision’ and playing a key role in achieving its global electrification strategy,” said Honda Australia Director, Stephen Collins.

“With the exception of NSX, this is the first hybrid in our local line-up since 2016 and understandably the Australian market and consumer preferences have evolved in that time, so it’s great to be able to give Honda customers that option once again.”

The third-generation hybrid powertrain in the new Accord produces 158kW of power and 315Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre turbo engine – a further evolution of the powerplant first introduced in the 2016 Civic and later applied to the 2017 CR-V – delivers 140kW of power and 260Nm peak torque.

“In recreating Accord for its 10th generation, Honda’s designers and engineers sought to convey ‘absolute confidence’ in every element of design and performance. They have built upon the bedrock character of Accord over 43 years and nine generations, and while we don’t have large volumes in mind for this car, it is certainly one that is important to the Honda line-up,” Collins said.

The most dramatically-styled, premium and fun-to-drive Accord yet, the all-new 10th generation model will go on sale around Australia in December 2019.