Aside from the debut of the facelifted Civic, Honda Thailand has also previewed the new Accord at the ongoing Thai Motor Expo in Bangkok, more than a year after the car was revealed in the United States. The tenth-generation D-segment sedan is set to be launched in the Land of Smiles early next year.

Very little details have been released so far, and the Accord was even shown with blacked-out glass to prevent prying eyes from getting a glimpse of the interior (much like what Honda Malaysia did with the facelifted HR-V). This does, however, confirm that the ASEAN-market Accord will have the same design as the US market, just as we’ve seen with the Civic.

Honda Thailand has also confirmed that the Accord will be offered there with a turbocharged engine, as well as in a hybrid version with the brand’s Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive system. Like the CR-V, it will also get the full Honda Sensing suite of safety features, including Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow.

In the US, the car is available with either a 192 hp/260 Nm 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo engine or a 2.0 litre version making 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque, while the Accord Hybrid pairs a 143 hp/175 Nm 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated, Atkinson-cycle i-VTEC engine with a 181 hp/315 Nm pair of electric motors to provide a total system output of 212 hp. We’re betting on the 1.5 litre turbo model being the one that will be sold here.

GALLERY: US-market 2019 Honda Accord