Reshaped and Re-Energized: The All-New Honda Accord Makes Philippine Debut
With its new body and engine, the 10th-generation Honda Accord makes a huge departure from the norm and a flaunts a combination of efficiency, power, and sporty styling to the executive sedan segment.
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) executives were beaming when they unveiled the 2020 Accord that comes in only a single trim: the EL Turbo CVT with Honda Sensing priced at P2.288 million.
Forget what you know about the Accord because except for the 43-year-old nameplate. It’s barely recognizable—and that’s a good thing.
Its signature wing façade design is underscored by the extra-large and shiny single-bar chrome grille, and those long mesmerizing full-LED headlights with
The cabin is bigger, more
A new seven-inch TFT display is used for the main instrument panel, while the infotainment system sports an eight-inch touchscreen that recognizes swipe, tap, and
For total ease of use, the unit is paired with a Smart Key with Push Button Start and Remote Engine Start, has Walk Away Auto Lock and Speed Sensing Door Lock functionality, Electric Parking Brake with Auto Brake Hold, and an
To make it the safest Accord yet, it comes with Honda Sensing System that uses a millimeter-wave radar in the front bumper and a top-mounted monocular camera in the cabin to operate features like Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (LSF), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and even Auto High Beam.
Other safety features include 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, and LaneWatch Camera and Straight Driving Assist.
Aside from its renowned high level of insulation to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness, it also comes with a beautiful 18-inch noise-reducing, five-spoke alloy wheels.
Saving the best for last, new to the Accord is an Earth Dreams Technology DOHC 16-valve VTEC 1.5L turbocharged engine with 190 PS and 260 Nm of torque that’s readily available at a very low 1,600 RPM.
According to HCPI assistant vice president Koki Hattori, based on internal testing, this new engine is 20-percent more
“Today, we are excited to share with you another new model that embodies the best in what Honda always stood for; Advanced Technology, Superior Driving and Fuel Efficiency and
The 2020 Honda Accord will be available from any of Honda’s 38 dealerships from September 25, 2019.