Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the country has unveiled the All-New 10th generation Honda Accord, at Blackbird in Makati.
One of the brand’s best selling models since its launch in 1976, the new Accord has a brand new bolder design, a more powerful 1.5-liter VTEC TURBO engine and the advanced Honda SENSING safety technology.
“Next to the Civic, the Accord is Honda’s second longest running nameplate among the Honda Lineup globally. Best known as one of the top sedans worldwide being around since 1976. It was developed to redefine the concept of the world’s best family car. Today it is one of the top selling sedans worldwide selling over 22.8 million units since its introduction,” said Noriyuki Takakura, President and General Manager, Honda Car Philippines, Inc.
Designed under the concept of “Absolute Confidence” the new Accords aims to be a captivating sedan for a new generation. As part of the design, the All-New Accord now has a wider stance, lower roofline and a longer and lower hood.
Honda’s iconic chrome front grille, streamlined wing shaped full-LED and the 18-inch noise reducing alloy wheels also adds to the much bolder look of the Accord.
The new Accord is also much roomier with the new design adding another 48 mm of legroom providing more to rear passengers. Aside from legroom, the new Accord now boasts 573 liters of trunk space; a full 123 liters more than its predecessor.
Inside the new Accord is a mixture of luxury and technology. The high quality premium materials such as the wood trim and soft leather elevate the luxury experience of both driver and passenger. The 7-inch TFT display on the left of the dashboard presents a wide array of information, while the new 8-inch touchscreen display and audio system lets you control the vehicle’s audio system and display setting and the new Honda SENSING functions.
One major change in the new Accord is the engine. The new generation sports a 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine which Honda claims is even more powerful compared to the previous generation. The new engine produces 187 hp at 5,500 RPM and 243 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 5,500 RPM. The brand new engine is mated with a CVT developed based on Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology.
Apart from luxury and performance, the new generation of the Accord also comes with Honda SENSING, the brand’s safety and driver aid system. The system adds another layer of safety by using advanced sensing technology to prevent or effectively respond to dangerous situations on the road. It receives information from two different devices, a millimeter-wave radar on the front bumper and a monocular camera mounted on the upper inside part of the windshield. Both devices work together to assess various conditions in front of the car and give feedback to the driver by providing corrective actions to aid in avoiding collisions.
The Honda SENSING system includes a collision mitigation braking system (CMBS), adaptive cruise control (ACC) with low speed follow (LSF), lane keep assist (LKA), road departure mitigation (RDM), and auto high beam.
Aside from the Honda SENSE system, the new Accord comes standard with safety features such as six airbags, vehicle stability assist (VSA), hill start assist (HSA), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), emergency stop signal, front and rear parking sensors, multiview reverse camera with guidelines, lane watch camera, and straight driving assist.
The new Accord with be available in all 38 Honda dealerships nationwide at PHP 2,288,000. It will come in three different colors; platinum white pearl, crystal black, and modern steel metallic.
For more information about the new Accord you can visit Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. official website.