The New Honda Accord, in its tenth generation, has been introduced in Indonesia. In a nutshell, the New Accord receives updates inside and out, comes with a new 1.5 turbo and the latest Honda SENSING suite. This model is supposedly set to be unveiled in Malaysia in due course.
Here’s what you need to know about the 10th-generation Accord: .
The new Accord is lower and wider with a lighter and more rigid chassis. On the outside, the large sedan has a new design with a lower roofline and longer hood.
The front-end signatures include a chrome wing grille, wing-shaped headlights and air inlets. Profile-wise, the 18-inch wheels go well with the roof’s laser brazing and side panel. The new Accord comes with a whole bunch of lighting like front/rear LEDs, DRLs, LED one-touch turn signals, brake lights, license-plate light and center high-mounted stop light.
Inside, the Accord has a 7-inch TFT driver’s meter to go with a new 8-inch touchscreen A/V system. The driver’s seat features power-operated adjustments and memory seat, along with four-way adjustable lumbar support, and a front passenger seat with 4-way power adjust.
The spacious second-row seating is more comfortable with a substantial 48 mm increase in legroom compared to the previous generation. In addition, the second row is equipped with two USB Charger ports and a larger sunshade. Boot space is 573 liters, expandable with the rear seats down.
NVH levels are better thanks to new Wheel Resonator and Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system, while convenience is much improved with Remote Engine Start, Push Start Button, Walk Away Auto Lock, Electric Parking Brake, Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror, Rain Sensing Windshield Wiper and many more.
The new Honda Accord is mounted with a 1.5l VTEC Turbo, pushing 190 PS and a maximum torque of 260 Nm at 1,600 – 5,000 rpm. Sport and Econ modes are added to the normal mode to make the drive sportier or more fuel efficient.
To provide high standard protection for driver and passengers, the new Honda Accord is equipped with Honda SENSING suite: Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) integrated with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) integrated with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) integrated with Low Speed Follow (LSF), and Auto-High Beam.
In addition, the new Honda Accord uses the ACE body-structure to enhance protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions, and has 6 airbags for comprehensive protection. Additionally, the safety features include ABS + EBD with Brake Assist, Auto Brake Hold, Hill Start Assist, Motion Adaptive EPS + VSA features, Multi-Angle Rear View Camera, Auto High Beam, Honda LaneWatch, and the new Driver Attention Monitor.
For the Indonesian market, the colors for the new Accord are White Pearl Platinum, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic. The price is 698.000 rupiahs. Look out for the New Accord’s arrival in Malaysia soon…