Honda Australia’s General Manager Sales and Marketing, Mr. Stephen Collins said, “The Honda Accord represents excellent value for money. Its spacious interior combines with superior comfort and handling with the perfect combination of power and fuel economy.”
Since its introduction to Australia in 1977, the Accord nameplate has become a favourite with buyers and the motoring media alike. The Accord was the first Japanese car to win the coveted Wheels Car of the Year award in 1977 and is Honda’s most decorated car globally. The eighth-generation Accord won Drive Car of the Year in 2008 as well as Drive’s Large Car award the same year.
The Accord range offers buyers a choice of engines; a powerful 202 kW V6 with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) that allows the engine to operate on either six, four or three cylinders for maximum fuel and emission efficiency; and a 133 kW 2.4 litre four-cylinder engine that sips 8.7 litres/100kms (combined), an improvement on the previous figure, which was 8.8l/100kms.
The Accord’s exterior has been updated across the range, with the previous black grille replaced with two chrome bars, along with a revised bumper design. At the rear, a chrome highlight strip across the boot-lid adds a touch of class.
Inside, the Accord has improved technology features including a USB port to allow connection of personal music devices and A-pillar mounted Bluetooth. The Accord also has a new foldaway key design (jack-knife).
The Luxury variants are now equipped with satellite navigation, front parking sensors (V6L only) reversing camera, a premium audio system with subwoofer, intelligent dual air-conditioning and new five twin-spoke 17 inch alloy wheels.