Honda Accord is updated too!
The 2020 Honda Civic and Accord were the talk of the town as both models claimed the limelight at a preview showcase, today. The Civic takes on some minor updates spearheaded by the Honda Sensing safety features suite. Similarly, the Accord for the local market now incorporates the Sensing suite to follow the footsteps of the CR-V SUV and Odyssey MPV.
The Civic is offered in three trims; 1.8, 1.5TC and 1.5TC-P. Let’s start with the 1.5TC-P, this top-of-the-line Civic gets a fresh front bumper with rear bumper garnish, black grille, spoiler and 18-inch black wheels, as well as updated front sensors and wipers. The main difference between the top Civic variant and the other two is the existence of the Honda Sensing suite. In addition, Lanewatch system is valid for the Civic turbo variants.
Moving inside, the cabin’s got fresh accented leather seats with foldable 60:40 rear seats. The driver’s seat is an 8-way adjustable. Standard features across the board are remote engine start and walk away auto lock. The steering switches have been refined for ergonomic reasons, as does the a/c switch.
The Civic TCs continue to utilize the 1.5l VTEC turbo with output at 173PS and a torque of 220Nm. The non-turbo Civic achieves 141PS and 174Nm of torque.
What’s included with Honda Sensing ?
The Honda Sensing suite comprises 8 main features: Adaptive Cruise Control, Low Speed Follow, Auto High Beam, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist System. Standard safety equipment loaded for all Civics are: VSA, Agile Handle Assist, Hill Start Assist, Emergency Stop Signal, ABS, Brake Assist, Auto Brake Hold and Isofix.
The 2020 Civic are priced at RM113,600 for 1.8S, RM129,600 for 1.5TC and RM139,600 for 1.5TC-P. Color options come in Passion Red Pearl (New), Lunar Silver Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.
Honda Accord updates for 2020
Like their Sibling above, the 2020 Honda Accord gets the 1.5 turbo in 201PS/250Nm 1.5TC and 1.5TC-P options. Honda Sensing is part of the mix as well.
In looks, the car now adopts laser brazing to join the roof and body side panels of the car. The decals are meant to make the car more elegant, epitomizing its flagship sedan status.
As the flagship Sedan, they’ve increased wheelbase by 65mm and upped the rear legroom by 48mm to give passengers more leg space. There’s now a new 4-way adjustable seat with shoulder switch, driver’s seat memory, a wireless charger on the center console and an enhanced 8-inch touchscreen with 7-inch meter cluster, Walk away and remote locking are two added features for convenience sake.
Safety at the highest level
The Accord comes equipped with additional safety technologies, exclusive for this flagship sedan, such as Multiview Camera System (360° Camera), Electric Park Brake with Brake Assist and Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM). The Honda Sensing suite is similar to the Civic’s.
The 10th-generation Honda Accord starts at RM185,900 )1.5 TC) and RM195,900 (Premium version).