New Honda Accord
The New Honda Accord will be available from June, and will have a starting price of £19,250 ending at £26,650 on the road. The accord will reach a maximum speed of 149mph ,will get from 0-60mph in 7.2seconds and will give you 39 miles to the gallon. The standard safety features include twin front, side and curtain airbags and ABS with EBD.
The big news with this generation Accord is an all-new diesel engine that Honda calls the i-DTEC. Generating 149bhp at 4,000rpm it’s more refined than the old 138bhp i-CTDi engine and also beats it in terms of emissions and fuel economy. With a peak torque figure of 350Nm, it’s also extremely punchy. Otherwise there are two petrol engines, starting with the 155bhp 2.0-litre i-VTEC with its revised valve lift and timing and better gas flow. Or there’s a 198bhp 2.4-litre i-VTEC unit which has also had a good deal of internal revision to make that power figure without recourse to turbocharging. All engines are mated to six-speed manual gearboxes, while the petrol units have the option of a five-speed auto.
Pricing for the saloon starts at £19,250 for the entry-level ES model but the version that most customers will buy, the ES GT, starts at £20,100 – which includes 17-inch alloy wheels, half-leather seats, cruise control, aero kit, sports suspension and climate control. Meanwhile, EX grades start from £22,250 and come as standard with DVD sat nav, Bluetooth hands free telephone, full leather seats, electric/heated front seats, rear parking camera and a premium 6CD stereo. Continuing Honda’s quest to bring E-sector advanced technology to lower segments, Honda’s hi-tech ADAS Pack is available as an option, adding Collision Mitigation Braking, as well as Lane Keep Assist, Advanced Cruise Control and HID lights.