Honda Australia has confirmed pricing and specification for the 10th-generation Accord mid-size sedan ahead of its overdue launch next month, with it headlined by a more affordable petrol-electric hybrid variant.
The VTi-LX is available with a 140kW/260Nm 1.5-litre turbo-petrol VTEC four-cylinder engine or a 158kW/315Nm hybrid set-up that combines a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated unit running on the Atkinson cycle with two electric motors.
The former is priced from $47,990 plus on-road costs, while the latter commands a $2500 premium, which makes it $8500 cheaper than the previous-generation Accord hybrid.
Fuel consumption on the combined-cycle test is 6.5 litres per 100 kilometres for the turbo and 4.3L/100km for the hybrid, while carbon dioxide emissions are 149 grams per kilometre and 98g/km respectively.
Standard equipment includes three drive modes (Eco, Normal and Sport), 18-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights, front foglights and tail-lights.
Inside, an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a 7.0-inch multi-function display, a 6.0-inch head-up display, wireless smartphone charging, a sports steering wheel with paddle-shifters, and 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat feature.
Advanced driver-assist systems extend to front and rear autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, driver attention alert, hill-start assist, tyre pressure monitoring, high-beam assist, park assist, surround-view cameras and front and rear parking sensors.
Boot space is 570L irrespective of the chosen variant, with the hybrid’s battery located underneath the rear seats, ensuring cargo capacity isn’t reduced.
Four paintwork options are available (Platinum White, Lunar Silver, Modern Steel and Crystal Black) for both variants, while the hybrid also gains access to Passion Red.
2020 Honda Accord list pricing before on-road costs:
|VTi-LX 1.5-litre turbo – automatic||$47,990|
|VTi-LX 2.0-litre hybrid – automatic||$50,490|
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineNovember 29, 2019 9:02 am