The tenth generation Honda Accord gets a raft of exterior and interior changes with a longer wheelbase
Honda has taken the wraps off the tenth generation Accord at the 2019 Bangkok International Motor Show and it features a familiar design followed by the brand globally with an upright front fascia comprising dominated by a thick chrome grille and a pair of sleek headlamps with LED DRLs and sporty LED fog lamps.
The ASEAN-spec Accord has revised dimensions compared to the previous model as the wheelbase has grown by 54 mm and width by 10 mm offering more interior space. However, the length has shrunken by 13 mm and the roofline is 15 mm lower. In all respects of the design, the Accord looks like a stretched out version of the Honda Civic launched earlier this month in India.
The coupe-ish silhouette is similar to the Civic as well, so does the C-shaped tail lights and there are plenty of chrome touches across different portions of the body. Despite having slight styling changes compared to the global-spec model, the new Accord mimics the interior in unison.
It gets a large floating touchscreen infotainment system sitting in the middle of the layered dashboard while the driver’s cockpit is treated with a traditional Honda steering wheel with mounted controls. Other important features are semi-digital instrument cluster, contrast leather seat upholstery, head-up display, faux wooden panels, use of soft-touch materials for premium appeal, plenty of storage bins, etc.
The 2019 Honda Accord will be offered in two powertrain choices. A 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine produces 190 horsepower and 243 Nm of peak torque while a 2.0-litre hybrid unit develops a combined power output of 215 horsepower. Honda only sells the Accord in its hybrid form in India and thus the latter will likely be present upon arrival.
With Toyota gaining a brand new generation Camry hybrid at the beginning of this year and the facelifted Superb will become the first Skoda to receive a PHEV in late 2019, we can expect Honda to introduce the new-gen Accord as well before the closure of this year or in early 2020.
The new Accord comes with a myriad of driver assistance and safety features from the Honda Sensing suite including Lane Departure Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Parking Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Some of the premium equipment onboard are 360-degree camera and wireless charging.