Honda has announced with the world debut of a more stylish, sporty and premium 2018 Honda Accord that comes to market this fall.
The 10th-generation Accord is new from the ground up and features a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis design with two all-new, high-torque direct-injected and turbocharged engines.
It features the world’s first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-drive car and a new generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid technology, along with a host of new safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies – all wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and athletic design with top class interior space and comfort.
The new Accord features a longer wheelbase (+2.16 inches), a lower overall height (-0.59 inch) and wider (+0.39 inch) body, wider wheel tracks (+0.20 in. front, +0.79 in. rear), a shortened overall length (-0.39 inch) and lower, sportier seating position (-1.0 inch front and -0.79 inch back.
Also, the longer wheelbase allowed designers to move the second-row seats substantially rearward, giving Accord almost 2 extra inches of rear legroom to offer one of the most spacious rear seating areas in its class
The 2018 Accord takes an entirely new approach to performance by featuring three advanced new powerplants – two direct-injected and turbocharged four-cylinder engines and the third generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain technology.
The 2018 Accord also features a new Honda-developed 10-speed automatic transmission (10AT) with the 2.0-liter turbo engine, the first of its kind for a front-wheel-drive car, and an available six-speed manual transmission for both turbocharged engines.
The new 1.5-litre, 16-valve DOHC direct-injected turbo with dual Variable Timing Control (dual VTC) produces a peak 192 hp and 192 lb/ft of torque.
The new 1.5-litre turbo is mated to a Honda continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) or, in Sport trim, to a CVT or a six-speed manual transmission (6MT).
The Accord can also be equipped with a new 2.0-litre 16-valve DOHC direct-injected turbo with i-VTEC valvetrain paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission or, in Sport trim, to the 10AT or an available 6MT.
The new 2.0-liter turbo, sharing much of its design with the race-bred 2017 Civic Type R, produces 252 hp and 273 lb/ft of torque.