10th Generation Honda Accord in Malaysia
The current 10th-generation Honda Accord will continue to be sold in Australia as the Japanese manufacturer’s D-segment sedan model for the country, as well as for Japan and Southeast Asia, according to Car Expert.
This is because for these markets, including Malaysia, the Accord operates on a “different model life cycle” from that of the Accord sold in the United States, which will soon be succeeded by the next, 11th-generation Accord. The Malaysian debut of the 10th generation Accord came a few years after that for the US market, so the same is expected for the 11th generation car.
“[The] Accord remains an important global nameplate for Honda, with a very loyal and valued customer base here in Australia, but it’s too early for us to confirm details on plans for the next-generation model. The current model will remain in Australia for some time to come and it will continue to perform strongly as a support model in the line-up,” a Honda Australia spokesperson told Car Expert.
The 11th generation Accord launches first for the US market; others, including Southeast Asia, will continue with the 10th generation car for some time to come
This should mean that Honda’s D-segment sedan for our market will continue in its current, 10th generation after the 11th generation model is launched in North America.
The current Accord for Malaysia was launched to our market in February 2020 and assembled locally at the Honda Malaysia plant in Pegoh, Melaka, in two variants, both with the 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. It delivers 201 hp at 5,500 rpm and 260 Nm from 1,600 rpm to 5,000 rpm, with power being sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission.
In the United States, the Accord will also receive a 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 252 PS/370 Nm in combination with a 10-speed automatic transmission, along with a hybrid variant featuring the Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) twin-engine hybrid system. the car manufacturer, which combines a 2.0 liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine with electric drive for a combined 212 hp and 315 Nm.
GALLERY: Malaysia’s 10th Generation Honda Accord