Honda has committed to its staple mid-size sedan, the Accord, with an 11th generation of the vehicle to be revealed next month for launch in 2023. 

    From the teaser images, the design looks to be a slicker, sportier take on the family sedan.

    The model features a hexagonal grill bracketed by thin headlights and stretched LED tail lights spanning almost the entire rear length of the car. 

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

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

    We will have to wait for complete details on what is under the bonnet, but for now, Honda has said that the new sedan will feature a more responsive hybrid powertrain. 

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

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

    Honda says it’s hoping to ‘bring excitement back to the midsize sedan segment’.

    Although it’s a bigger seller in the USA, the Accord has a presence in Australia as well.

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

    It’s not been confirmed whether the next Accord will make it to Australia, but speaking on the 10th-generation car launched in Australia during 2019, a spokesperson was positive about the place of the model in the Australian market

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

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

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

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    Eilidh McNaughton is a Contributor at CarExpert.
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