We would lie if we said that Honda Accord was one of the most attractive cars on the market, but it has been one of the customers’ favorite. However, the buyers are turning their backs on mid-size sedans and their focus shifts to SUVs. Despite that, Japanese brand knows how to behave in situations like these, just like Toyota and Chevrolet and the new Accord remains to be interesting and appealing to the public. The 10th generation model will bring a lot of innovations.
The 2018 Honda Accord will be similar to the smaller Civic with its new modern design and a fastback profile. At the front, we can clearly see thin-wedge LED headlamps, multi-slatted chrome grille and aggressive lower intake details. At the rear, the boot opening loses its practicality because of the sleek profile design and short rear deck.
When it comes to interior packaging and assembly quality, the ongoing version is one of the best in class, but its cabin design is a deal-breaker. Once again, Honda will turn to the Civic to improve the situation (materials, features and infotainment) in the 2018 Honda Accord. The new-generation vehicle will sit on the platform shared with the new CR-V and Civic, so changes to the suspension or construction are not expected.
Under the hood, Honda will use a powerful 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 that will join the range together with a larger displacement engine, plug-in gas-electric and standard hybrid. Meanwhile, this larger unit could be either a V6 or the 2.0-liter turbo powerplant that is located in the Civic Type R. In case that the company decides to use turbocharged unit it is not clear what amount of power it would produce. The engines will be connected to a CVT transmission, while there is a possibility of a new 10-speed automatic. Furthermore, a 6-speed manual may be added for North American customers.
The 2018 Honda Accord will compete against Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, Kia Optima, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion. It is a crowded segment and all of these cars, including the Accord, have their advantages and flaws. The new Honda’s mid-size sedan should debut officially later this fall, so follow us for more details.