The Philipines' midsize sedan market is no longer as big as it was before, however, some people swear by big sedans.
In the upcoming years, Philippines automotive market will be invaded by midsize sedans from all car brands. As we already know, in 2019, Toyota Motors Philippines initiated it by launching the all-new Toyota Camry.
Next, Mazda followed it by revealing the Sports Wagon variant last month. It is a turbocharged SkyActiv version for their sedan.
And now, preparing to join the midsize sedan segment again is the Honda Cars Philippines with their 2020 Accord. The 10th generation, 2020 Honda Accord was initially launched in the United States.
Last March, it made its official debut in the ASEAN region during the 2019 Bangkok International Motor Show. The latest accord sports a sleeker appearance in both interior and exterior and now equipped with a turbocharged engine.
The latest accord sports a sleeker appearance in both interior and exterior
1. Honda Accord 2020: The new exterior?
The styling of the new Honda Accord is noticeably similar to that of the all-new Honda Civic. It got an updated "Solid Wing Face" and the new look is bolder compared to its predecessor.
It also got a complete makeover with the new LED headlights and the front bumper that has a sportier design. the Accord's short deck profile, long hood and a pair of striking C-shaped taillights give away a coupe-like shape.
It got a complete makeover with the new LED headlights and the front bumper that has a sportier design
2. Honda Accord 2020: Getting inside
Going inside the 2020 Accord, you will notice that it also received a makeover for the complete model transformation. The cabin presently comes with a modern wraparound dashboard, 3-spoke steering wheel with full media or paddle shifters and cruise control buttons, and new floating touchscreen infotainment.
For foreign markets, other additional features can be found inside including a modernized automatic climate control panel, wireless phone charging system, new leather upholstery, and revised center console.
The cabin presently comes with a modern wraparound dashboard
3. Honda Accord 2020: Guess what is under the hood?
Looking under the hood of the Honda Accord 2020, you will see the same 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that can produce 190 PS with 243 Nm of torque. A CVT developed by Earth Dreams might be the only transmission available for this midsize sedan.
A 2.0-liter hybrid and turbocharged mill version is also available, however, its availability in the Philippine market is not yet known.
If the Honda Accord 2020 lands in the Philippines, it might be equipped with Honda Sensing. It means that, when being compared to other Honda Accord, Honda Accord 2020 can come equipped with driver assistance features such as forward collision warning, collision mitigation warning, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, road departure warning, lane-keep assist, and automatic high beam functions.
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If the 2020 Honda Accord lands in the Philippines, it might be equipped with Honda Sensing
Specifications and exact pricing of the Philippine-spec Honda Accord are not yet available but by estimates, the price could range between Php 1.8 to 2.2 million. However, with that price, Philkotse.com believe that it is worthy, yes?
Know more about Honda Accord 2023
The Honda Accord 2023 is the Japanese marque's entry to the midsize sedan segment, which is now on its 10th-generation version. It is offered in the Philippines under one variant only named the EL Turbo CVT Honda Sensing, Accord 2023 Philippines priced at Php 2,350,000. Powering this executive sedan is a 1.5-liter Earth Dreams Technology DOHC 16-valve VTEC turbo engine that delivers 187 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. This power unit is connected to an Earth Dreams Technology Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) as standard.
When it comes to the dimensions, the Accord is 4,901 mm long, 1,862 mm wide, and 1,450 mm high, with ground clearance and wheelbase rated at 131 mm and 2,830 mm, respectively. In the local market, this Japanese midsize sedan competes against the likes of the Toyota Camry, Mazda6, and Volkswagen Lamando.
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