First introduced to Malaysian car buyers in 1976 by the then Honda distributor, Kah Motors, the Honda Accord is the second-longest-running automotive nameplate in Honda’s history, after the Honda Civic. Accord has become a household name over nine generations and with 44 model years.
This new Accord has a longer wheelbase (+2.16 inches), a lower overall height (-0.59 in.) and wider body (+0.39 in.), wider wheel tracks (+0.20 in. front, +0.79 in. rear), a shortened overall length (-0.39 in.) and a lower, sportier seating position (-1.0 in. front, -0.79 in. rear).
A sweeping greenhouse, positioned farther back on the body, completes the new stance and proportion of the next-generation Accord. The combined effect of these changes is a more premium look, highlighted by shorter overhangs, a bold front fascia, a long and low hood, and a visual center of gravity moved closer to the rear wheels.
With a turbocharged engine, standard Honda Sensing® and a spacious and high-tech interior, the long awaited 2020 Honda Accord begins arriving at dealer showrooms today, February 26th, with a selling price that has moved upwards with the rest of the segment contenders.
This 10th-generation Honda Accord offers executive sedan buyers a combination of performance, refinement, technology, and value that has made it the winner of dozens of awards and accolades since its introduction, including 2018 North American Car of the Year. The 10th-gen Accord has been called “America’s Best Sedan” by Car and Driver, and Accord is the all-time leader in the magazine’s “10 Best” awards with 33 appearances on the coveted list.
2020 Accord buyers in Malaysia will get a turbocharged 4-cylinder engines which is a 1.5-liter, DOHC direct-injected engine with a peak output of 192 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque backed by a CVT automatic transmission.
Safety and Driver Assist Technology
Standard equipment on this 2020 Honda Accord will be the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies that includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with pedestrian sensing, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR). Also standard are automatic high-beam headlights, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and a driver attention monitor, while driver-assistive features will include blind spot information (BSI) and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Thanks to its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and advanced safety systems, Accord achieves a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA in its NCAP safety ratings, and is anticipated to receive a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including the highest available IIHS rating of “Good” in all crashworthiness tests.
This Honda Accord will be sold with a high standard of cabin features like an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.