2019 Honda Accord launched in Thailand – 1.5L Turbo and 2.0L Hybrid, priced from RM193k to RM231k

2019 Honda Accord launched in Thailand – 1.5L Turbo and 2.0L Hybrid, priced from RM193k to RM231k

The 2019 Honda Accord has been launched in Thailand. The tenth-generation Accord ditches the 2.0L and 2.4L naturally aspirated engines from the previous generation for a 1.5 litre turbo engine and a 2.0 litre hybrid version. Similarly, the old car’s five-speed torque converter auto is no more – the range is now CVT-only. There’s no base NA variant.

The 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo engine, as used in the Civic and CR-V, puts out 190 PS and 243 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 5,500 rpm in this application. This is essentially the “CR-V tune” of the engine, which is stronger than the 173 PS/220 Nm in the Civic.

The new Accord Hybrid with the Sport Hybrid i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) system combines a 2.0 litre naturally aspirated i-VTEC engine with two electric motors. The Atkinson cycle ICE makes 145 hp/175 Nm, while the pair of e-motors make 184 hp/315 Nm. Total system output is 215 hp, delivered by a CVT auto. The more compact lithium-ion battery pack slots under the rear floor, as opposed to in the previous car’s boot.

2019 Honda Accord launched in Thailand – 1.5L Turbo and 2.0L Hybrid, priced from RM193k to RM231k

The new 2019 Accord won’t be mistaken for the old one, as it boasts a fresh new look with a sweeping roofline. At 4,920 mm long and 1,860 mm wide, the new sedan is 10 mm shorter and 10 mm wider than before. That roofline sits 15 mm lower than before, while the 2,830 mm wheelbase is a significant 55 mm longer. The centre of gravity is 10 mm lower than before.

The Accord Turbo EL, which is the new entry level variant, comes with 225/50 R17 rubber, whereas the Hybrid rolls on 18-inch wheels with 235/45 tyres.

As Honda’s flagship sedan in these parts, the Accord Hybrid will come with the full Honda Sensing suite of safety features, including Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow.

2019 Honda Accord launched in Thailand – 1.5L Turbo and 2.0L Hybrid, priced from RM193k to RM231k

As for equipment highlights, the new Accord is available with goodies such as a head-up display (HUD), seven-inch TFT multi-info display and wireless charging. Three variants are available in Thailand – the Turbo EL for 1.5 million baht (RM192,844), the Hybrid for 1.65 million baht (RM212,129) and the Hybrid Tech for another 150k baht (RM19,282) extra.

The Hybrid Tech comes with all the bells and whistles, including a sunroof, exterior door lighting, a rear spoiler, red or black leather seats (depending on the chosen exterior colour), HUD, four-point front parking sensors, rear parking assist with four sensors, 360-degree parking camera, cross traffic monitor and Honda Smart Parking Assist System with auto parallel and perpendicular parking.

In Thailand, the Accord Hybrid goes up against the Toyota Camry Hybrid, which is priced from 1.639 to 1.799 million baht (RM210,659 to RM231,223). What do you think of the new Accord’s looks and powertrain options?

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Comments

  • Saysaysaja on Mar 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Should bring in to mesia with 2.0 turbo engine.

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    • Mustapha Babjee on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      Hidden due to lowcomment rating. Click here to see.

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      • The Japanese have integrity just like the Scandinavians.

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        • 好吃 john 面包! on Mar 20, 2019 at 4:38 pm

          The real next generation Game Changer from Honda. The all New Accord! Our Proton Perdana already outdated and Game Over also… Habisla Perdana!!

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          • Why compare 100,k car to 200k car bodoh ….

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        • My england is bad on Mar 20, 2019 at 5:33 pm

          Kesian my siam friends, RM193k to RM231k buy the honda. Rakyat Mesia so good luck, so cheap honda and petrol here.

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        • DagangNet on Mar 20, 2019 at 5:47 pm

          Yes so high integrity until they have so many scandals like Mitsubishi, Bank of Tokyo, Hitachi, Dentsu, Nissan etc. They are just as corrupt as all other car markers.

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        • how also die on Mar 20, 2019 at 11:18 pm

          Buy 1.5turbo need to worry RON97 … Buy hybrid need to worry battery … Should offer 1.8NA la

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          • Buy CVT gearbox car and change / overhaul gearbox after 3 years. Many estima , velfire CVT gearboxes going to grave in 3 year. Same goes to CVT of Nissan elmera, Sylphy , Teana and X trail. Yesterday spend RM 3000 to overhaul my Nissan Sylphy gearbox .will never buy any car with CVT gearboxes.

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        • Safety First on Mar 21, 2019 at 11:18 am

          Do they now? Scandanavian Autoliv airbags has way much more integrity than Japanese Takata airbags.

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      • Honda is at least more honest than certain carmaker that was set up to take advantage of the national car status and tax relief. Not one model of this carmaker was designed by Malaysians. The engineers based in Malaysia are told to design new bumpers only. And a certain troll keep praising this carmaker like it was a god’s gift to us. The truth is far from that.

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    • Celup King on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:14 pm

      Like a Civic front, merged with Proton Perdana rear and hidden inside is a BMW F30 interior.

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      • Sam Loo on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:21 pm

        Agreed! better buy my Camry liao!! Toyota got higher RV and is more reliable one leh. when you balik kampung with a Toyota, people will view you as a successful person..

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        • Optimus on Mar 20, 2019 at 4:53 pm

          Your Camry looks like a monster catfish that crawled out from the Mekong river. One is ugly, yours is hideous. It doesn’t make the choice any better, only worse.

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        • Katak on Mar 20, 2019 at 6:09 pm

          Both Camry or Accord, 30% cheaper in MY.

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        • stupidcomment on Mar 20, 2019 at 10:47 pm

          My kampung in KL, need to drive a Merc or Ferrari only people think is a successful person, not a Toyota.

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        • People will view you as a fool with his money because they know that topping up a bit more will nab you a better car from Mercedes Benz or BMW.

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      • Lim Jing on Mar 20, 2019 at 4:08 pm

        This car will sell like hotcakes though. Especially in US. Honda makes profits. They won’t need to beg for duit kerajaan

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        • Optimus on Mar 20, 2019 at 4:55 pm

          Well if Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler had managed their businesses better, they wouldn’t be begging for duit kerajaan. Perhaps they needed a foreign CEO to run their company.

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        • Cold Cakes on Mar 20, 2019 at 8:32 pm

          I was surprised with the fact saloon is still selling like a hotcakes in the states while most consumer prefer SUV over this.

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  • Where is the 2.0L turbo version?

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    • Mustapha Babjee on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:08 pm

      RM$200k in Malaysia. Same region as BMW and Mercedes already.

      This is the arrogance of DRB. They think their Accord is so happening. They did that to their Perdana. Sales was near ZERO. Now Accord also will be near ZERO

      Who in Malaysia can afford RM$200k car? Those who can just add a bit more to buy BMW and Mercedes

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      • john bodoh again on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:37 pm

        nak bash pun agak agak la…

        200k in thailand laaa. Apa kena mengena dgn DRB ni?

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        • The Truth about Honda Accord and Proton X70 on Mar 20, 2019 at 7:28 pm

          Honda raised their price to nearly RM200k because China Geely X70 already RM123k.

          It is because of X70 that Honda Accord price is so high. Honda Malaysia purposely make the price high to distance itself from Proton X70

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          • Dr Strange on Mar 22, 2019 at 9:28 am

            Interesting theory. Do elaborate how did X70 pushed up Thailand Accord prices to nearly RM200k. Does it have some sort of magical influence on pricing in markets where it haven’t entered yet?

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      • Haslindah on Mar 20, 2019 at 5:01 pm

        This new accord is better than the entry BMW and Merc according to many expert reviews. The refinement is more superior and on par with the lexus ES and E class. Japanese cars quality now are way way better on par with luxury marque looe Audi BMW and Merc. Expect to pay a premium to own one Japanese car from now on. You want cheap, get the X70.

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      • redpilled on Mar 20, 2019 at 5:50 pm

        dey YB, I thot u said ‘u dont mind paying’ la what not. complete BS just like your multi dupes…

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      • Mustapha bodo on Mar 20, 2019 at 8:10 pm

        200k in Thai not malaysia.. Wanna condemn also read properly lah bang…

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      • seancorr (Member) on Mar 21, 2019 at 3:26 am

        Bro BMW and Mercedes going up in price lah. For 228k u only can own a small 1300cc Mercedes A200. Imagine what the new C200 price will be when it comes out.

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  • kaizen on Mar 20, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    why are they (toyota, honda and the like) offering the 1.5 turbo engine for this category of cars. It should be minimum 2.0 turbo and above.

    is this part of the world market a dumping ground for these corporation?

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    • Celup King on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      Why yes. Because we have blinded Japanese fanboys that will lapped up all these garbage thrown by Japan.

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  • Wallao on Mar 20, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Seriously? If Thailand price already 193k how much it will cost in Malaysia? Camry the nearest competitor for Accord also 189,900.. With these kind of price,expect Merc & Bimmer sales would significantly rise.

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    • walauweyh on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:07 pm

      Bro just check when the new CR-V was launched in Thailand – the prices when converted directly to MYR was around RM180k to RM210k-ish, but see the actual prices in Malaysia, it was more like RM145k to RM170k for our CRVs.

      So yeah, it is reasonable to apply a RM40k discount to our Thailand counterpart’s prices. Expect the new Accord to be priced starting RM150k-ish for the 1.5L Turbo (of course base model will not come with the Sensings)

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  • Meltsh on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    They should bring in the 2.0 turbo instead of the 1.5 turbo…

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  • asians kenot live without the gear lever, north american models do away with the lever and use button instead

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    • Chavez on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      Not asians but Asian branded cars. Mercedes & BMWs here have long switched out the gear shifter but you don’t see any asians complain about it. Japanese cars are still lagging conti brands.

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    • Rizal on Mar 20, 2019 at 9:43 pm

      The button is used in the 2.0 liter turbo model. The 1.5 l US model still uses the gear shifter

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  • antloke on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    this designer must be drunk

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  • Brian on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Same engine as the Civic turbo? Wow, underpowered for sure.

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    • I have 1.5 turbo CRV… it is easily catch up with 2.5L car in east-west highway, Karak Highway and Genting road .

      No way it will be underpower.

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      • Retardo Repellant on Mar 28, 2019 at 1:09 am

        just because u can move at the same speed at normal public road doesn’t mean anything. Most 2.5l D-segment car owners don’t even press more then 20-30% of their accelerator pedal, hence the stereotype uncle car, uncle driver.

        Ever heard the term there is no replacement for displacement? turbo is just forced induction of air, your engine is still a puny 1500ml area for combustion as compared to a massive 2500ml of EASY combustion just to produce the same power as you. Do you know what happens when a 2.5l car floors it?

        don’t kid yourself la, want to shiok sendiri just because u driving a 1.5 car u want think it’s the best, but when u actually drive(afford) a 2.5 then different story pulak

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        • anti stupid on Jun 11, 2019 at 8:13 am

          2.5L NA car not that powerful also not so expensive, always lost to 1.5L turbo cars in acceleration in many occasions. also not fuel efficient when flooring the pedal.people who seen driving it mostly not even millionaire ,mostly just ordinary folks without social status. can be said just same market pool of customers.

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    • calibre16 on Mar 21, 2019 at 10:50 am

      U didn’t read the article? main komen saja? grow up pls

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      • English Teacher on Mar 21, 2019 at 11:21 am

        Obviously you failed to read the article body and the comment properly. See “The 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo engine, as used in the Civic and CR-V”

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  • dong gor on Mar 20, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Market is trending towards SUV. Hence the small projected sales number will naturally lead to a higher selling price of the these cars, both Camry and Accord. Expect the same playing field Germans to move up the price bracket too.

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  • paparadzi on Mar 20, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    The 2.0 Hybrid Tech looks good. Will Honda bring them here? Will the CKD hybrid tax exemption remains for this car to be assembled here?

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    • Edwin L on Mar 20, 2019 at 4:36 pm

      Hybrid tax exemption no more edy bro. City hybrid prices now is higher than V Spec price.

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    • Hybrid CKD tax exemption was quietly rescinded. You can see the City hybrid prices have increased now.

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    • It’s a Honda, expect poor reliability and bad build quality. I would know from first-hand experience.

      If you were looking at buying a Honda, just… look elsewhere.

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  • Ben Yap on Mar 20, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    anytime this honda accord turbo is faster than the toyota camry.

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  • newme on Mar 20, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    another one bites the dust … due to protectionism. Make Toyota/Honda Luxury again.

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  • Accord is best selling D segment car in Malaysia. Habislah Camry…

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  • Saga 1 on Mar 20, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Am i the only one seeing the back of this new accord similar like saga boot? Looks like saga boot design influenced this new accord boot design. Hmmm.

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  • Haidi on Mar 20, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    So excited to see the 2.0L hybrid is near, hope that it’ll cross the border. How’s the the price of the 2.0L hybrid compare to the price of the previous 2.4L NA? Setting our expectation.

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  • Chris on Mar 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    The back looks really bland, like it should belong on a Honda City or something. Doesn’t resonate as being something flagship. Also, the fastback shape works well on a Civic, but here it just looks fat.

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  • Honda Fan on Mar 20, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    The price in Thailand after conversion is higher nowadays mainly due to the currency exchange rate. MYR vs THB is getting lower and lower. As for this Accord, I would say the new Camry is way better overall.

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  • philip on Mar 20, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    WHAT?????? 1.5 turbo n 2.0 hybrid???? was looking forward with the 2.0 turbo….. a huge disappointment….

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  • Autobahn on Mar 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Now with 1.5t cvt truly no match to the optima 2.0t 240ps 350nm 8 speed….what happen to honda…

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  • Matchy on Mar 21, 2019 at 12:16 am

    The rear looks ugly…

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  • mmmmmmmmmm on Mar 21, 2019 at 12:47 am

    bring in the 2.0 turbo.doesnt matter price at 200k. manageable as the cc not like 3.5v6 like last time. else, option to order and covered by warranty.

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  • Xenon on Mar 21, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Ok but when will they launch the new Jazz though?

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  • Ruban Raj Kumar Ganesan on Mar 21, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Hope it doesnt end up locally assembled and owners getting every creaking and banging noise being explained off as normal or better, the service technician experiencing temporary loss of hearing when taking the vehicle for a test.

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    • This is basically my ownership of a damn Honda. Useless localised japanese brand is what i would call a celup jepunis because the hopeless quality is just like the funny tiger logo brand.

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  • Sedan lover on Mar 21, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Many car journalists in the US nowadays always talk about the disappearing market for mid size sedans.. With ridiculous price tag and packaging offered for our SEA market, it will disappear much faster here.

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    • sampan300kmh on Mar 24, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      D segmenter here is questionable, why should one buy one if C segmenter like Civic is large enough for a family?

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  • Not Toyota Fan on Mar 21, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Shame Honda SEA is not bold enough to launch with the new type electronic gear shift buttons as found in US models. Most unkers wouldn’t stick shift even in Sports Mode, besides there is already the steering paddle shifters.

    But good to see the Volume knob returning on the head unit (as there was an outcry in US Civic pre facelift models).

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    • Hafriz Shah (Member) on Mar 21, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      The electronic buttons are only on the 10-speed automatic, paired with the 2.0 litre turbo engine. Models with CVTs all get the normal gear lever, even in the US.

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      • Bobby Jones on Mar 22, 2019 at 9:56 am

        Mate, any indications on when this is going to be launched in MY? More importantly is HM going to bring in the 2.0 Turbo model? Thanks

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  • Mazda 6 is way better looking. Why always thinking of buying Accord and Camry only????

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    • H晕啊 on Mar 27, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      当然是性价比啊
      这方面凯美瑞和雅阁占很大的优势
      所以买凯美瑞没错
      Mazda can u afford??

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  • Alex259 on Mar 23, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Another 100% Thailand tomyam car after Tomyam Camry! and still selling at extremely unreasonable price! like it from Japan

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