Back in May we brought you news of the all-new Honda Accord’s landfall on our shores, but it didn’t really reveal much about the specification we’ll receive or its price. Recently, Honda Australia has announced not only the pricing for the Accord but its specs as well.
The tenth-generation Accord will be offered here with two powertrain options in just one trim level, the VTI-LX. It will go on sale in December starting from $47,990 for the 1.5-litre VTEC turbo variant while the electrified 2.0-litre sells for $50,490.
The all-new Accord is built from the ground up on a new platform. Honda says that it’s made from 29 percent ultra-high strength steel and has new front crash stroke front frame and rear tailor-tempered rear frame members for improved crash-energy absorption. They also go on to say that the body-in-white is some 19kg lighter (than presumably its predecessor).
Compared to the outgoing Accord, this all-new car’s wheelbase is 55mm longer but its body is 26mm shorter overall. The body is 15 mm lower and 12mm wider; even the driver and passengers sit lower down by 25mm and 20mm respectively for a sportier feel, Honda says.
Inside, the brand has refreshed its seat design with better padding for ‘improved lateral support’ while the driver’s 12-way adjustable seat gets better lumbar support. We’ll let you be the judge of that. The instrument binnacle will be clad with a soft-touch material while a 7-inch TFT screen displays digital instrument information. Elsewhere, it gets a 6-inch head-up display and an 8-inch Display Audio infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Honda has said that this Accord’s cabin noise levels have been lowered by means of a sound-insulating package which includes full underbody covers, wheel arch and engine bay insulators, sound-absorbing carpets, acoustic laminated windscreen glass, active noise cancellation and an acoustic foam sprayed on the post-production chassis.
In ‘base’ guise, the Accord is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-litre VTEC four-cylinder engine (with dual Variable Timing Control) that produces 140kW and 260Nm. The range-topping Hybrid variant gets a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated Atkinson-cycle engine paired to two electric motors as part of the brand’s third-generation Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) hybrid system with a total system output of 158kW and 315Nm. Both engine options will be mated to CVT transmissions. The 1.5 turbo and Hybrid have claimed fuel consumption figures of 6.5 litres and 4.3 litres per 100 km respectively.
The Accord will also receive the Honda Sensing driver-assist suite which includes Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and High Beam Support System. It also gets Rear Collision Mitigation Braking System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a 360-degree camera.
The Accord will be in showrooms around Australia from December 2019 onwards and is available in Platinum White, Lunar Silver, Modern Steel and Crystal Black while Passion Red is exclusively available on the Hybrid variant.
- Honda Accord VTI-LX - $47,990
- Honda Accord VTI-LX Hybrid - $50,490