The 10th-generation Honda Accord, which was just launched in Australia last week, has actually been on sale in Thailand since May this year. The D-segment sedan features an all-new design, and along with it are new powertrains as well.

Let’s start with the 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo engine. This four-cylinder mill puts out 188 hp at 5,500 rpm and 260 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 5,000 rpm, and is paired with a CVT which drives the front wheels. The average fuel consumption is rated at 6.5 litres per 100 km, with C02 emissions rated at 149 grams per km.

More interestingly is the new, third-generation hybrid powertrain developed by Honda, called the Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD). This is a two-motor hybrid system that assist the 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine, which altogether make a combined system output of 212 hp from 5,000 rpm to 6,000 rpm and 315 Nm of torque from zero to 2,000 rpm. The combined fuel economy is 4.3 l/100 km, and CO2 emissions is 98 g/km.

Safety-wise, the Thai-spec Accord gets six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control, a tyre pressure monitoring system and Honda’s LaneWatch camera as standard. Hybrid models get the full Honda Sensing safety features, such as Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Warning (RDW) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Auto High Beam (AHB), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (LSF), and Smart Parking Assist.

GALLERY: 2019 Honda Accord Turbo EL


GALLERY: 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid
GALLERY: 2019 Honda Accord Turbo EL with Modulo aerokit