Published on September 4th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
9th Generation Honda Accord On Sale From RM135,997.50 to RM168,109.60.
It has finally arrived, the totally redesigned 9th Generation Accord. This time it carries with it a new design, new cabin technology and a new Honda ‘Earth Dreams’ engine. There will be 3 engine variants on sale, a 2.0VTi, 2.0VTi-L and the Earth Dreams 2.4VTi-L.
The revolutionary “Earth Dreams Technology” 2.4-L DOHC i-VTEC engine generates 175 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and torque of 225 Nm at 4,000 rpm. While the 2.0-L SOHC i-VTEC variant engine has been enhanced from the current Accord to achieve better fuel efficiency. The “Earth Dreams Technology” is a next generation set of technological innovations to pursue a high level of driving performance and fuel efficiency. The efficiency of internal combustion components including engine and transmission is further improved through high combustion efficiency, less friction in each part and an overall weight reduction of 4.5% through all-out rationalization.
All three variants are fitted with ECON Mode which when activated, combines and performs a series of ECO Assist functions including optimizing control of the Drive By Wire (DBW), Automatic Transmission (AT) Shift Map, air conditioner, engine and related powertrain components. This intelligent combination is able to improve the vehicle’s fuel usage efficiently with a push of a button.
This all new Accord is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, measuring 4,870 mm in length, 1,465 mm in height with a wheelbase at 2,775 mm. The All-New Accord features an improved exterior styling bringing the Accord’s trademark dynamic and sophisticated design up a notch. With the fundamental concept of a “Dynamic Intelligent Sedan”, the All-New Accord features a strong aerodynamic V-shaped body that adds to its futuristic value.
Despite the reduction in size, Honda managed to extend the interior space to make it roomier and more comfortable for its passengers as it remains true to the Honda design philosophy of ‘Man Maximum, Machine Minimum’. Rear legroom has been increased by 35.5 mm, while the boot is 23 liters larger. The All-New Accord sets a new benchmark of spaciousness in its segment. This Accord now comes with ‘Smart Key System’, One Push Ignition System, Lane Watch Camera, which uses a camera system mounted on the passenger mirror for an enhanced view up to two lanes wide of the passenger-side view of the road. Blind spot visual will be displayed on the eight-inch full LED backlid VGA intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID). The 2.0VTi-L and 2.4VTi-L comes with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, LED Daytime Running Lights and Position Lamp as well as the Active Cornering Lights. Available in the 2.4VTi-L variant, the Active Cornering Lights feature provides additional lighting automatically when the driver activates the indicators or turns the steering wheel more than 90 degrees. It intelligently lights up the side of the vehicle even before the vehicle is fully turn to assist the driver in low visibility conditions. This is another first for Honda.
Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) has been enhanced with a strong insulation padding package, and Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control.
Besides the exciting new safety features, standard active and passive safety features designed to protect in the unlikely case of an accident remains in the All-New Accord, such as the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control, Brake Assist (BA), Dual front i-SRS Airbags, i-Side Airbags with (OPDS) Occupant Position Detection System (2.4VTi-L), ISOFIX and E-Pretentioner Seatbelts. The 9th Generation Accord also features enhanced Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE) Body Structure to improve frontal crash safety. Another safety feature, the Hill Start Assist enhances driver confidence by preventing roll back when starting from a stop on a hill. Test drive available at all showrooms now.