The tenth-generation Honda Accord is coming our way. Honda recently announced that the 2018 year model will be revealed sooner than you guys expect, that is on July 14. The reveal will take place in Detroit at 11:00 am eastern time. And don’t stress if you can’t make it to the reveal as they will be streaming it live on YouTube. So as we wait for the day to come, Honda decided to first tease us with a photo posted online. And as you can see, the design elements sort of remind us of the current Civic.
Unlike the Civic, specifically the Type R that received some criticism based on its design, it seems like the Accord would not be getting the same negative reception. Based on what we have seen from a number of spy shots and the new teaser, the Accord is going to be one handsome model. In fact, the company itself said that it is probably the most premium and dramatically styled car.
But the 2018 Accord isn’t just about design, the company promises that it will be a fun car to drive. In terms of the engine, the Japanese marque revealed some details to us. First of all, the V6 has been replaced by a pair of turbocharged four cylinder mills combined with Honda’s next-generation hybrid system. But don’t worry if you were a fan of the smooth V6. Sources that have driven the pre-production model say that the new engine will make you forget about the V6.
In fact, the new turbocharged four cylinder delivers an impressive engine sound with a lot of pulling power at highway speeds. Though we are certain that the Accord won’t be as powerful as the Civic Type R, it will still provide enough horsepower for you to enjoy, and it provides more than a regular V6, sitting between 278 and 306 horsepower.
The all-new Accord will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission, which remains from the previous model. Besides that, it will also feature the company’s new 10-speed automatic, which was seen on the prototype. The 2018 Accord will also come in a CVT variant.
The tenth-generation Accord is all new inside and out. And the new model will have to live up to people’s expectations with all the promises being thrown at us by the company, especially since the previous models were pretty successful. It won’t be a long wait as we will find out in a couple of weeks. Let us hope that it does not disappoint. Now, who is excited for the release of the 2018 Honda Accord?