Don't try to adjust your screens, what you're seeing is the real thing. That's right, Honda has just revealed the first images of the all-new 11th generation Accord, and boy was the automaker busy giving it a sleeker look.
Billed by Honda to bring back the excitement in the midsize sedan segment, the next-generation Accord dons a new exterior design that looks similar to the patent images we reported several months ago.
Starting with the front fascia, the 2023 Accord now comes with a simpler yet sportier appearance thanks to a redesigned hexagonal front grille that no longer comes with the large chrome garnish. Meanwhile, the LED headlights are slimmer and feature a more dynamic appearance than before. The front bumper was also given attention and gets a simpler look for the new-generation model.
At the back, Honda made the Accord more appealing by restyling the taillights and trunk. It gets new LED lighting elements, an integrated spoiler on the trunk, and a redesigned Honda badge in the middle complete with what looks like a gloss black trim. Comparing the teaser images with the patent pictures we saw before, and it looks like Honda decided to go for the minimalist yet sporty look for the all-new Accord.
The automaker is not yet ready to show the redesigned dashboard of the all-new Accord. However, they did show the Accord's new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Not only is it the biggest screen as Honda claims, but the system will also feature the first integration of Google built-in for seamless on-the-go connectivity.
Powertrain details are not yet available for the 2023 Accord but Honda did say that the midsize sedan will benefit from a more responsive and fun-to-drive hybrid powertrain. That likely means the 2.0-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine will get more power and could deliver a more engaging driving experience.
As for the turbocharged engines, they will likely be carried over for the all-new Accord. This might mean that both the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines will continue to be available, depending on the market.
With Honda set to launch the next-generation Accord next month, we can expect more details or pictures of the midsize sedan to be revealed. But for now, all we can do is patiently wait and hope that some new information will somehow get leaked.
As to whether the all-new Accord will make its way to the Philippine market, remains to be seen as Honda Cars Philippines Inc recently axed the midsize sedan from the local lineup earlier this year. Perhaps the new-generation Accord might stir new interest once it's revealed to the world come November.