With new modular design and a more powerful turbo engine, the Honda Accord 2018 will be more expensive than its global current-generation model.
The Honda Accord 2018 will feature a new modular design, and look sleeker and sportier than the 9th-gen model.
Honda has confirmed that the tenth-generation Accord will make its global debut on July 14, 2017 in Detroit. The Japanese carmaker has also released the first teaser image of the new Accord revealing its front design details. Set for a generation change, the new Honda Accord 2018 will feature the brand’s new modular design along with a host of comfort and connectivity fitments. Most of the design and styling cues likely to be borrowed from the new generation Honda Civic. The teaser image reveals that the saloon will get full-LED headlamps with integrated DRLs and LED fog-lights. The saloon might also receive a fastback silhouette and a steeply raked black glass. ‘Dramatically-styled’, the 2018 Accord will witnessed dimensional changes as well. The new model will be longer, wider and lower than the current one.
Designed on the new Honda Civic platform, the new Accord might come with a 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine. While the US-spec version could be offered with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor, the Asian-spec model might come with the 4-cylinder petrol or diesel engines along with a hybrid powertrain option. The 2018 Honda Accord hybrid will use a 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC petrol coupled to an electric motor. This hybrid system will produce a combined power output of 196bhp and 306Nm of torque. Rumor also has it that the saloon might ditch the V-6 powertrain for a more powerful turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Honda Cars in India
Honda has confirmed that the new Accord will be unveiled in Detroit on July 14, 2017, and it will first go on sale in US market early next year. The Japanese automaker had re-launched the Accord brand in India in 2016, and it is quite early to comment whether the new generation model will arrive into Indian market or not. We expect the next gen Accord will hit the Indian shores sometime in 2019 or 2020.
Currently, the Accord is available in hybrid avatar only at Rs 37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The next-generation model might come with both petrol and diesel engine options. We expect that the new Accord prices in India will fall between Rs 28 lakh – Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom).
The hybrid version of the sedan will be powered by a 2.0-litre, i-VTEC petrol engine combined with two electric motors packed with lithium-ion batteries. While the petrol engine produces 141bhp of power, the combined power output stands at 213bhp against 315Nm of torque. This hybrid system is mated to an electronic CVT gearbox. The Accord is the first car in its league to offer Sport Mode, and a total of three operating modes – EV Drive (pure electric) and Hybrid Drive (series hybrid) and Engine Drive (parallel hybrid).
On the other hand, the petrol version is likely to get a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine. Honda might also introduce a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. In the American market, the sedan could be offered with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which is likely to replace the V6 unit.
– Full LED headlamps
– LED fog lamps
– Fastback-like greenhouse area
– Sloping roofline
– Angular front fascia
– Chromed grille
– Touchscreen infotainment system
– Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink
– ABS + EBD & Brake Assist
– Multiple Airbags
– Automatic climate control
– Multi-functional steering wheel
Design and styling of the Honda Accord 2018 seems inspired by the 10th-generation Civic. Honda says that the new Accord is ‘dramatically styled’. One can notice Honda’s latest generation sleeker and sportier design. The saloon carries an angular front fascia and fastback roof that instantly reminds of the new Civic. The teaser image confirms that the sedan will get full LED headlamps with integrated daytime running lamps and LED fog lamps.
The vehicle also gets fastback-like greenhouse area, featuring a sloping rear window merging into a short decklid. Though, it will be bigger and more spacious than its sibling. The sedan’s new-gen model will be lighter and stiffer than ever before. The new Accord will share its platform with the Civic and the CRV, both recently received a generation change. Similar to the current model, the updated version will feature the struts upfront and a multilink rear suspension system.
Based on new Honda Civic platform, the 10th generation Honda Accord will get fastback-like styling with most of the design elements borrowed from smaller sibling. It will continue to feature the same 2.0L + electric motor (hybrid powertrain).