The Accord is not on their website yet, but according to a press release, the sedan is indeed powered by a turbocharged 1.5-litre engine.
Said motor develops 198hp (201ps) and 260Nm of torque, or 24hp and 35Nm more than the Accord 2.4 we last drove in 2013.
Economy-wise, the new Accord now has a combined fuel consumption figure of 15.6km/L, compared to 12.3km/L for the Accord 2.4.
The previous Accord 2.4 did the century dash in 10.5 seconds. And since the new Accord is 84kg lighter than the older one, we expect its performance times to be quicker or at least match its predecessor’s.
Official performance figures, however, are not available yet.
WHAT ELSE CAN BUYERS EXPECT?
Apart from offering more performance, the new Honda Accord is also claimed to be more spacious than its predecessor.
It has a slightly wider body and rear legroom has been increased by almost 2 inches. Honda says the quality of the materials used here has improved, too.
The seats feature taller backrests and are also more supportive. The infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
For added convenience, there are two USB charging points, as well as Qi wireless charging for smartphones.
SOUNDS GOOD. WHAT ABOUT SAFETY FEATURES?
Honda says that among all their models, the latest Accord has the most extensive application of high-strength steel, with 54.2 percent of the car made from it.
In fact, 29 percent of the body is comprised of ultra high-strength steel.
Honda Sensing, a suite of advanced safety features, is also standard in the new Accord.
WHAT DOES HONDA SENSING OFFER?
It’s a long list, but some of the functions are: