TThat next generation 2023 Honda Accord It has been teased ahead of its debut in November.
It will become the 11th generation version of the mid-size car, which has been in continuous production since 1976 – including for the Australian market.
However, local plans for the next-generation sedan are unclear, with the current Thai-sourced Accord launched in late 2019 – about 18 months after the North American version debuted in mid-2017.
A Honda Australia spokeswoman said the Thai-built version for Asia-Pacific markets “operates on a separate model lifecycle.” [North American] version.”
That means locals could be in for a similar wait when the new model arrives in Australia.
“Accord is an important global nameplate for Honda, with a very loyal and valued customer base here in Australia, but for us to confirm any details about plans for the next-generation model is difficult,” he added. It’s premature.”
“The current model will remain in Australia for some time yet and will continue to perform strongly as a supporting model in the line-up.”
As shown in the teaser images, the Accord will get a sleeker look with Honda’s latest design language, similar to that found on the latest Civic hatch, ZR-V small SUV, and CR-V medium SUV. .
It has a hexagonal grille, with slim headlights and a minimal bumper. At the rear, the claw-like taillights are replaced by units drawn with a light strip across the boot lid that runs in the Honda badge.
Inside, the Accord will include a 13.2-inch infotainment system running the Android automotive operating system – a first for Honda, with the Prolog electric SUV not due until 2024 last month.
It’s paired with a physical volume knob and a socket-like horizontal air vent that’s likely to run the length of the dashboard.
Honda’s US division has confirmed that the new Accord will sport “improved hybrid performance”, with the current model featuring a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle hybrid system that produces 158kW and 315Nm.
Above: The next-generation 2023 Honda CR-V
For reference, the next-generation CR-V – due in Australia in mid-2023 – includes a torque bump of 332Nm, but total system power is down to 152kW. It is mated to a CVT automatic transmission as before.
As with the CR-V, a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine is tipped to carry over to lower-end Accords.
In Australia, the current Accord – a rival to the Toyota Camry and Mazda 6 – costs $57,900 drive-away, while the hybrid version sells for $61,900 drive-away.
Above: The current Honda Accord
It’s been slow selling since its launch in 2019, but Honda Australia says “demand is outstripping available supply, particularly for the hybrid variant”.
Year-to-date, sales are up 44 percent compared to the same point in 2021, but only 85 examples have been offered.
gave 2023 Honda Accord Will debut in November, likely during the Los Angeles Auto Show, so stay tuned The wheels For the latest information as it emerges.