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The popular sedan Accord was redesigned in 2013 for the last time, and the 2018 Honda Accord model is expected to bring some innovations to the table. First of all, the tenth-generation Accord will be based on the new chassis, and it will be equipped with updated 4-cylinder engines which mean that the current V6 unit will go to the dumps.

The Accord is a vehicle that aims for the North American market, so Honda brought a small number of US journalist to Japan in order to put this car to the test. The new Accord is going to be “lower and wider,” according to the company while there will be more details about the car closer to its debut.

Speaking of the debut, the 2018 Honda Accord will arrive in fall of this year, and it will be produced in Marysville plant, Ohio. The entry-level engine will be a turbocharged 1.5-liter I4, while the V6 is replaced by a much more potent 2.0-liter turbo-4. The former engine comes with direct-injection, and it will be combined with a six-speed manual or a CVT. However, the first option will be a new 10-speed automatic unit, the first of its kind in any sedan sold in the United States.

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An Accord Hybrid will be offered to the customers as well, and this one should come with a 2.0-liter I4 naturally aspirated powerplant that will run on Atkinson Cycle. The four-cylinder unit will be mated to a polished third-gen variant of the company’s two-motor hybrid system.

The prototype that was tested was equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four unit, and it had a 10-speed automatic gearbox. During high-speed driving, the engine delivers power smoothly, just like the previous V6, while the transmission is also quick and smooth. The vehicle managed to reach 125 mph on the track, which is impressive for the mid-size sedan segment, but what will make you speechless is the handling, which was outstanding.

We can conclude that the 2018 Honda Accord has definitely improved, especially when it comes to ride quality and ride experience. Now we cannot wait to see this model on the market. Follow us for more details.

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