Honda Accord has been considered by mid-size sedan buyers as the top choice if one is searching for an excellently built, low maintenance and respectable sporty vehicle for the previous years. Now the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord will follow an identifiable trend of utilizing turbos and transmission to boost both power and performance without fully neglecting fuel economy when it will be rolled out to dealers this fall.
10th-gen Honda Accord will be released in the latter part of this year. Honda revealed that when it will be released, the 2018 sedan will be equipped with an array of new and updated powertrains that includes 2 turbocharged gas engines and specifically the next-gen of the Japanese automaker's 2-motor hybrid system. For the standard sedan, Honda will provide it with a 1.5 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, likely the version that is currently utilized in Civic and R-V models.
The official output of the sedan has not been released yet, but the Japanese automaker hinted that the engine will be offered with both a 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. The previous version of Accord's optional V6 engine will be replaced by a greater output, 2.0 L turbo-four that will be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Honda revealed that the engine's premium combination of both power and fuel efficiency was attained by means of comprehensive focus on engine cooling: sodium-filled exhaust valves and a 2-piece water jacket that almost entirely surrounds the exhaust manifold, which is joined with the cylinder head.
The Japanese automaker is also proud to announce that the 2018 Accord is the first vehicle to be equipped with an impressive 10-speed automatic in a front-wheel-drive car, but we are more thrilled that Honda decided to keep the 6-speed manual for both gasoline engines. Both of the aforementioned turbo motors will be produced at Honda's engine plant located at Anna, Ohio.
The specific details on the upcoming Accord are not fully out yet as the Japanese automaker has so far only confirmed the new version will be powered by the next-gen of Honda's creative 2-motor hybrid tech. Honda also further announced that the new sedan will show off a new design with a bolder look. The 2018 model will also have a dramatically lower and broader aesthetic compared to its previous version.
Like the improved Toyota Camry that will be rolled out soon, the Japanese automaker will release the Accord into the midsize sedan market that's currently facing some obstacles. According to the Automotive News Data Center, US sales of the midsize sedans have plummeted to 18 percent through May of this year. Current-gen Accord deliveries are also affected, in which the figure has also plunged to 7.3 percent. Inventories and incentives alike are rising up as consumers are now huddling to crossovers. Furthermore, increasing used-car inventories also inhibit the demand for brand new sedans.