Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins said the launch of one of Australia’s most loved nameplates is another step forward in a year of new product and increasing sales. “This ninth-generation Accord is more luxurious and sophisticated and performs better than any of its predecessors throughout its 37-year history.
“This is the most advanced Accord ever. With its new state-of-the-art safety features and elements of Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology, this is a car we are very proud of,” Mr. Collins said.
Available in two engines and four variants – a four cylinder VTi, VTi-S and VTi-L and the six cylinder V6L – the all-new Accord’s fuel efficiency has been improved by seven percent across the range.
The 2013 Accord features Honda’s advanced safety systems. For the first time in this market, Honda has introduced its unique LaneWatch technology (VTi-S, VTi-L and V6L) featuring a camera that increases the view of the passenger-side mirror up to 80 degrees and is displayed in the intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID).
Also new for 2013 is Honda’s Advanced Driver Assist System, or ADAS. ADAS includes Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ADAS is available on the four cylinder VTi-L as a factory-fitted option and standard on the V6L.
The four-cylinder VTi features the following specifications:
2.4 litre i-VTEC DOHC engine delivering 129kW of power at 6200rpm and 225Nm of torque at 4000rpm
Fuel economy of 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 187 grams per kilometre
Five-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Traction control System (TCS)
Reversing camera with three modes
Electronic power-assisted rack and pinion steering with tilt and telescopic function
Multi-information Display (MID) and intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID)
Whiplash mitigating head restraints
Six airbags (front, side and full-length curtain)
461 litre boot capacity
16 inch alloy wheels with full size spare
The four cylinder VTi-S features the same specifications as the VTi with the addition of:
Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system
Front and rear parking sensors
Rain sensing auto front wipers
Reverse tilt door mirror
LED headlights with leaving home/coming home feature
Premium audio system with seven speakers and touch screen
457 litre boot capacity
17 inch alloy wheels with full size spare
The four-cylinder VTi-L has the same specifications with as the VTi-S with the addition of:
Honda’s Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) as a factory fitted option
Fuel economy of 8.1 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 192 grams per kilometre
Active cornering headlights
i-MID with satellite navigation
Intelligent dual-zone climate control
Smart keyless entry and start
Driver’s seat memory
18 inch alloy wheels with a full size spare
The six cylinder V6 has the same specifications as the VTi-L with the following differences:
3.5 litre SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine delivering 206kW of power at 6200rpm and 339Nm of torque @4900rpm
Fuel economy of 9.2 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 217 grams per kilometre
Six-speed automatic transmission
Honda’s Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) as standard
Hydrophilic side mirrors
Electric rear window sunshade
8-way power driver and front passenger seat
The all-new Accord is available in six colours: Alabaster Silver, Carnelian Red, Champagne Frost, Crystal Black, Modern Steel and White Orchid.
The all-new Accord will be available in Honda dealerships across the country from 2 June.
Manufacturer’s List Price
VTi-L with ADAS $44,990
* Excludes Dealer delivery and statutory charges.