The new 2015 Accord has undergone significant enhancements over its predecessor. It boasts a luxurious modern interior combined with a sophisticated and sporty exterior. It can be had with either a direct-injection 2.4 litre i-VTEC engine with CVT transmission or with the renowned V6 3.5 litre i-VTEC engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2015 Accord reflects its status as a dynamic, intelligent sedan with deeply sculpted sharp character lines. Even bolder than its predecessor, it features a strong front fascia with a bold chrome grille and highly aerodynamic flowing lines. The sophisticated headlights, daytime running lights, brake lights and other exterior lighting elements feature LEDs for additional clarity and sophistication. The new Accord is the very epitome of how a modern sedan should look.
Among the key improvements, the rear is equipped with a bumper-integrated chrome twin silencer which enhances exterior aesthetics. Other noteworthy features include Honda LaneWatchTM in the right side door mirror on all V6 models, flush rear parking sensors on EX models and above, and smart alloy wheels come as standard.
The Accord’s luxuriously comfortable interiors also offer world-class cabin space in all dimensions, front and rear ACs, LED map and rear reading lights, plus a rear power sunshade giving extra comfort for passengers in the hot summer months.
The refined cockpit focuses on an advanced and intuitive driving interface with a full 8-inch colour intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) that offers simple access to a wide range of functions. The new-for-2015 Accord electronic parking brake gives greater convenience for the driver.
You will be protected by many advanced active and passive Honda safety features including the notable Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system which enhances handling stability and predictability especially in poor traction conditions.
For further peace of mind, the new 2015 Honda Accord comes with a full three year or 100,000 km warranty.
MAX POWER 274 hp (204 kW) @ 6,200 rpm
MAX TORQUE 34.5 kg–m (249 lb-ft) @ 4,900 rpm
TRANSMISSION Six-speed automatic
EXTERIOR The new Accord exterior reflects its very cultivated and civilised character, yet it is obviously also both dynamic and intelligent. The sleek, sculpted lines, with an impressive dynamic stance and proportions, is far more stylish than any other in its class; the powerful front grille hints at muscle while numerous refinements give the Accord a distinctlvely high-class look
INTERIOR When you settle into the refined cockpit of the new Accord, the advanced and intuitive driving and sound system interface spreads out before you, giving you complete control. Generous dimensions providing outstanding legroom and shoulder room further help the driver and up to four occupants to enjoy a premium level of quality and craftsmanship. Quiet, stylish and upscale, the ergonomically designed interior is an environment of high-quality materials, exemplary fit and finish and advanced seating comfort – a hallmark of the Accord tradition
SAFETY/SECURITY ACE™ Advanced Compatibility Engineering body enhances self-protection while mitigating damage to other vehicles; active and passive safety technologies include Vehicle Stability Assist, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), impact mitigating headrests and LED daytime running lights
Domasco will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the new Honda Accord or any of its stylish and sporty range of cars and SUVs for Marhaba readers. Call 4424 6800.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
Note: This article has been extracted from Marhaba’s Issue No 61 Winter 2014/15 from the ‘Motoring’ section. For more car reviews, pick up Marhaba’s Issue No 61 for only QR20 from the nearest hypermarket or bookstore to you.
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