Sophisticated and Sporty New Exterior Styling
The 2021 Accord is the 10th generation of Honda’s perennially best-selling midsize sedan. All new from the ground up, the new Accord is built on a new platform with a lower, wider stance, a lighter and more rigid unibody structure; a lighter and more sophisticated chassis; advanced new power unit, including Accord’s first-ever turbocharged engine.
Elegant and modern exterior detailing compliments the Accord's new, more dynamic design. The bold and upright front fascia is highlighted by Honda's signature chrome wing front grille positioned above a large main air intake and flanked by available LED headlights and LED fog lights. The chiselled hood features a distinctive and aggressive raised centre, and the deeply sculpted body sides enhance the visual length and strength of the lower body.
A new laser brazing process that joins the roof to the body side panels creates a clean exterior appearance with no need for a garnish over the rain channels. The similarly low and wide rear view is finished off with an upswept decklid, distinctive LED light-pipe taillights and available integrated dual exhaust ports. Overall aerodynamic efficiency is improved by approximately 3 percent (based on EX trim) to make it the most streamlined Accord yet.
Key Body Features
Packaging and Design
In reimagining Accord, designers first established the fundamental packaging strategy. Consistent with the “Man Maximum-Machine Minimum (MM)” design philosophy that underpins all Honda designs, the team shrunk the Accord’s footprint while expanding its interior space, at the same time creating more premium and athletic proportions and stance. The move to 4-cylinder engines across the lineup is a key component of this approach, allowing a shorter engine bay while also reducing weight and improving dynamic performance
The new Accord has a longer wheelbase (+2.16 inches), a lower overall height (-0.59 in.) and wider body (+0.39 in.), wider wheel tracks (+0.20 in. front, +0.79 in. rear), a shortened overall length (-0.39 in.) and a lower, sportier seating position (-1.0 in. front, -0.79 in. rear). A sweeping greenhouse, positioned farther back on the body, completes the new stance and proportion of the next-generation Accord. The combined effect of these changes is a more premium look, highlighted by shorter overhangs, a bold front fascia, a long and low hood, and a visual centre of gravity moved closer to the rear wheels.
Elegant and Tech Savvy Cabin
The 2021 Accord also boasts a larger, more premium and tech savvy interior that compliments its athletic and elegant body design, delivering a high level of quality and premium feel in every corner of the cabin. The Concert Hall Inspired Cabin allows for an uninterrupted view coupled with new advanced and sophisticated features that are convenient and easy to use. Refined, spacious and intuitively designed. The Accord’s cockpit ensures that every feature is positioned just where you need it, to keep the driver in full control always.
The new soft-touch instrument panel features an ultra-thin profile and three-tier design with a strong upper deck that describes a continuous arc from its outboard section through the side doorsills, giving a sense of strength and visual continuity. Meticulous attention to the tactile and visual quality of surface materials and decorations communicates modernity and soft-spoken elegance throughout the cabin.
The inboard positioning of the seats provides for improved freedom of movement and is complimented by longer, wider and more deeply padded arm rests, front and rear; while the Accord's newly designed seats feature taller shoulder bolstering for a more premium appearance and improved lateral support. The driver's seat now has available 12-way power adjustment with height-adjustable lumbar support, and passenger comfort is further enhanced by available new heated and ventilated front seats.
The tech-savvy and easy-to-use 2021 Accord cabin also features an all-new HMI that includes a 7-inch TFT digital driver's meter and an available new 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with physical
volume and tuning knobs. More intuitive, smartphone-like features and functionality including customizable app tiles and home-screen shortcuts, along with available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility
The 2021 Accord is now equipped with wireless charging (EX-L Grade Onwards) and 2 new Rear USB ports (Ex Onwards) for easy and quick charging.
Turbocharged and Electrified Powertrain
The 2021 Accord takes an entirely new approach to performance by featuring advanced new powerplant – turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The new 1.5-liter, 16-valve DOHC direct-injected turbo with dual Variable Timing Control (dual VTC) and VTEC produces a peak of 180 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm and a torque of 233Nm@1600-5000rpm.
The direct-injected 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine has a lightweight, low-pressure die-cast aluminium alloy cylinder head with exhaust manifold cast directly into the cylinder head, eliminating the need for a separate exhaust manifold. A low-friction, silent-chain drives dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. The cam drive is maintenance free throughout the life of the engine. To help further reduce weight, new thin-wall hollow camshafts are used.
To benefit fuel efficiency, emissions and power, the turbo engine utilizes sodium filled exhaust valves. A hollow chamber within the valve contains sodium that is cooled by the exhaust port cooling jacket. Since the chamber reaches close to the valve head, the sodium helps to cool the entire valve.
The Accord CVT has a special G-design shift logic that is designed to offer more immediate acceleration response than other CVT designs. When abruptly applying power from a steady-state cruising speed, the CVT immediately sends power to the drive wheels while simultaneously adjusting the gear ratio (seamlessly and progressively downshifting) to smoothly bring the engine to its horsepower peak in a linear way.
Key Powertrain Features
New VTEC Turbo® 1.5-liter, DOHC direct-injected inline-4 engine*
Advanced Safety Features
The 2021 Accord in addition to its safety features such Advanced Front Airbags (Single for Driver. & Dual for Assistant.), Side Airbags Front, Side Curtain Airbags (Roll Over), Driver's and Front Passenger's Knee Airbags, ACETM Body Structure, Honda Lane watch (Ex Grade Onwards), has added on new safety features to make sure the occupants feel safe and secure. The Driver attention monitor and the Rear Seat Reminder which is a new safety feature available in all grades. The driver is notified to check the rear seat, when the ignition is turned off.
Based on a substantially stiffer unibody structure with new front and rear suspension systems and benefitting from a lower centre of gravity and a lower front roll centre height, the 10th-generation Accord’s chassis significantly advances the dynamic performance of Accord. Handling prowess, steering and braking precision and ride comfort communicate a sense of “absolute confidence” to the driver and passengers in all driving conditions
The new Accord features larger front disc brakes, standard 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels with 225/50R17 all-season tires.
Key Chassis Features
The new Accord will enjoy added benefits in service so as to ensure adequate and timely servicing of the superb engine to get maximum efficiency.
For the first time Accord will become the first Honda model in our Nigeria line-up to enjoy Six (6) years FREE service for periodic maintenance parts up till 90,000km, whichever comes first. The benefits come as a complete package as it includes cost of parts and labour.
Further, this Accord will also enjoy Five (5) year manufacturer warranty as opposed to the standard Three (3) years warranty.
Above direction and gesture is to ensure good service culture is maintained and sustained so that users can totally enjoy the full performance of the 2021 All New Accord at it best!