The new Honda Accord is now available to order in Singapore from $162,999.
It’s not on local distributor Kah Motor’s website but it will soon be after homologation, a source said.
Homologation is the process where a manufacturer submits a vehicle to local authorities for approval.
It involves, among other things, testing for vehicular emissions.
The new tenth-gen model comes with a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine which reportedly develops “close to” 200hp.
Data from Accords being sold overseas point to a 192hp, 260Nm engine mated to a CVT.
Honda says the new Accord is built from the ground up on a new platform with a lower, wider stance and a lighter and more rigid unibody structure.
The new car also gets a “lighter and more sophisticated chassis”.
Fitted as standard on local models is Honda Sensing, a suite of safety and driver assistance features that includes collision mitigation, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition.
So far, details on local units are scarce at the moment but we’ll keep you updated with more details of the new Accord when we hear of them!