The 2018 Honda Accord was on display at the Thai Motor Expo. Honda (Thailand) has confirmed that the tenth generation of its globally successful sedan will launch in the 'Land of Smiles' early next year.
The tenth-gen Accord measures 4879.34 mm in length, 1859.28 mm in width, and 1450.34 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2829.56 mm. The aesthetics are by the company's latest design direction. The highlights include 9-lamp full-LED headlights, LED fog lights, 19-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels, and LED tail lamps. The company has refrained from divulging detailed information on the Thai-spec 2018 Honda Accord. That said, the new model is expected to be close to its American sibling with regards to the specifications and features on offer.
The show car sports dark black window tints, thereby concealing the details of the interior. The cabin of the ASEAN-spec model, however, should mirror its US-spec counterpart in no small extent. The equipment on offer is likely to include dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, remote engine start and push-button start, 12-way power adjustable driver's seat with two position memory, 4-way power lumbar support, 8-Inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 450-watt, 10-speaker audio system with subwoofer.
The Thai-spec 2018 Honda Accord will be equipped with a full suite of Honda Sensing technologies. It includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and new Traffic Sign Recognition.
Honda (Thailand) confirms that the 2018 Accord will be sold in the Thai car market with a turbocharged engine as well as a hybrid powertrain. The US-spec tenth-gen Accord is available with 1.5- and 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines and the third-gen two-motor hybrid powertrain. The smaller turbo-petrol motor outputs 192 hp/260 Nm and comes mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT. The 2.0-litre engine produces 252 hp/3412 Nm) and comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid powertrain features an e-CVT.