Honda has officially teased the next-gen Accord which will be launched later in the year. The company says that the 10th gen Accord will be fully re-designed and re-engineered. The new design was done from the scratch and the car will have a lot sharper body proportions and a lot aggressive stance in comparison to the current car. The highly masked pictures are making it tough for us to determine any changes to the exterior of the Accord. The overall look of the car will be lower and wider with an athletic looking body.
Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of America Honda Motor Co., Inc said, “With three advanced new powertrains, the tenth-generation Accord will be the most fun-to-drive, refined and fuel-efficient Accord yet,” he added, “Just as the new Honda Civic injected new energy into the compact car segment, we expect this all-new 2018 Accord will make people rethink the midsize sedan.”
The new 2018 Honda Accord will come with two new turbo-charged engines, i.e. 1.5 liter unit and a 2.0 liter unit. The 1.5-litre unit could be specified with either a regular CVT or a sporty 6-speed manual transmission. Also, the 2.0-litre unit will have an industry first 10-speed automatic gearbox along with a 6-speed manual transmission as an option. The third engine option on the new-gen Accord will be the one with Honda’s two-motor hybrid technology.
The new Accord will be first launch in USA and will be made at Honda’s facilities in Ohio and Georgia. The company had also announced the investment of $149 at these two plants for the manufacturing of the new Accord. In the coming weeks, company is expected to share other details like features and specifications. We are not sure about its India launch.