2023 Honda Accord teased | 7NEWS

Honda has committed to its flagship midsize sedan, the Accord, with an 11th-generation vehicle unveiled next month for launch in 2023.

From the teaser images, the design looks like a slicker, sportier version of the family sedan.

The model has a hexagonal grille between thin headlights and elongated LED taillights that span almost the entire length of the rear of the car.

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Honda is also introducing built-in Google connectivity for the first time, displayed on a 12.3-inch touchscreen.

The cabin follows the theme captured by the latest Civic, with hexagonal mesh across the dash and a healthy helping of physical buttons.

We’ll have to wait for full details on what’s under the hood, but for now, Honda has said the new sedan will have a more responsive hybrid powertrain.

There’s no mention of a petrol engine, with Honda putting hybrid power in the spotlight, although it’s possible that petrol can live on at the lower end of the range.

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The current Accord has a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo engine in the petrol model that delivers 140 kW of power, while the 2.0-litre hybrid delivers 158 kW.

Honda says it hopes to “bring the excitement back to the mid-size sedan segment.”

Although it is a bigger seller in the US, the Accord also has a presence in Australia.

Honda Australia sold 90 Accords in 2021 and 85 delivered in 2022. That makes it the slowest seller in its class, behind the Peugeot 508 (106 sales YTD) and Hyundai Sonata (415 sales YTD).

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It has not been confirmed whether the next Accord will reach Australia, but speaking of the 10th generation car launched in Australia in 2019, a spokesperson was positive about the model’s place in the Australian market.

“For the Australian market, there is no plan to discontinue Accord locally, in fact, demand currently exceeds supply,” they said.

Honda Australia has previously pointed to a tight supply of hybrids, meaning customers are currently waiting up to 10 months.

In Australia, the 2022 Honda Accord VTi-LX costs $57,900 drive-away and $60,900 for the hybrid version.

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