The 2013 Honda Accord has started rolling off the production plant at Marysville, Ohio and some interesting specs, which we supposed will make its way to Malaysia. First off is the engine. There’s 2.4 litre four cylinder, direct injection petrol engine which gets a new CVT transmission and a 3.5 V6, which will very unlikely be making its way here due to road tax structure. Secondly are the features available in the Accord, e.g. LaneWatch (blid spot display), Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, rear view camera, Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, Bluetooth, Multi Information Display with SMS test messaging function. Press release for Honda Ohio is after the jump!+Continue Reading
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First, a caveat. The pictures and press release are on the US Accord, but, historically speaking, we always get the bigger version of the Accord (which shares similar designs as the US Accord) in Malaysia. This is the 9th generation Honda Accord. The front looks sleeker, accentuated by bold grille. We like the strong character line starting from the front fender before disappearing near the C-pillar. From the rear however, we think that it is too “in your face” type of look. Perhaps, a more sophisticated look like the Kia Optima K5 would bring a more exciting rear. Picture of the rear view is after the jump.+Continue Reading
By now, you would have seen the brochure and also the estimated price for the new Toyota Camry, which is coming to Malaysia in June. How would Malaysia’s all time favourite large sedan/saloon stack up against rivals? In the 2.0 litre segment, there is the traditional Honda Accord 2.0 VTi-L, Nissan Teana 2.0 Luxury, Mazda 6 2.0 and couple of Koreans – Hyundai Sonata YF 2.0 and Kia Optima K5 2.0. Price segment in this, ranges from RM 143k (Koreans) to RM 160k (estimated for Toyota Camry 2.0G). Table after the jump summarizes the comparison.+Continue Reading