Previewed late final 12 months, the all-new Honda Accord will probably be formally launching in Thailand subsequent month on the 2019 Bangkok Worldwide Motor Present, which begins on March 27, stories Headlightmag.
The favored D-segment sedan, now in its tenth era, will probably be obtainable with two powertrain choices in Thailand – a 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo unit and a 2.zero litre hybrid. The 2 choices exchange the outgoing automotive’s 2.0L and a couple of.4L naturally aspirated engines.
The Accord is the third mannequin in Thailand to obtain Honda’s 1.5L turbo engine after the Civic and CR-V. Stated to be stronger than the outdated 2.4L NA however extra gasoline environment friendly than the two.0L NA, the downsized petrol turbo unit makes 192 hp at 5,500 rpm and 260 Nm of torque from 1,500 to five,000 rpm, based on the report. A CVT computerized replaces the outdated five-speed torque converter auto.
For reference, the engine makes 193 PS/243 Nm in our CR-V and 173 PS/220 Nm in our Civic FC, so that is the strongest iteration of the 1.5L VTEC Turbo engine but. It seems to be like ASEAN is not going to get the US-market’s 2.zero litre turbo with 252 hp, 370 Nm and a 10-speed computerized.
The brand new Accord Hybrid with the Clever Multi-Mode Drive system combines a 2.zero litre naturally aspirated i-VTEC engine with two electrical motors. The Atkinson cycle ICE makes 145 hp/175 Nm, whereas the pair of e-motors make 184 hp/315 Nm. Complete system output is 215 hp at 6,200 rpm, delivered by a CVT auto. The extra compact lithium-ion battery pack slots beneath the rear ground, versus within the earlier automotive’s boot.
The brand new 2019 Accord received’t be mistaken for the outdated one, because it boasts a recent new look with a sweeping roofline. At four,920 mm lengthy and 1,860 mm huge, the brand new sedan is 10 mm shorter and 10 mm wider than earlier than. That roofline sits 15 mm decrease than earlier than, whereas the two,830 mm wheelbase is a major 55 mm longer. The centre of gravity is 10 mm decrease than earlier than.
As Honda’s flagship sedan in these components, the Accord will include the complete Honda Sensing suite of security options, together with Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Highway Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Management with Low-Pace Observe. Thais will get to select from 4 colors – pearl white, black, silver, gray. Extra on the brand new Honda Accord right here.
With its impending launch, the Accord is about to resume its rivalry with D-segment nemesis Toyota Camry, which can be a recent product. Which is extra your model – “Lovely Monster” or fastback Accord?
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