Honda recently released photos and some information on the upcoming tenth-generation Honda Accord. America’s best-selling midsize sedan has been completely redesigned and re-engineered for 2018. Built from the ground up, the new Accord features a more aggressive stance and proportion than generations before. Three fuel-efficient and powerful powertrains will also be new for 2018. And for the first time in over 20 years, no V6 will be available.
First up is a 1.5-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC), mated to either a Honda continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) or 6-speed manual transmission. This is similar to what is available in the new Honda Civic. Second is a 2.0-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with i-VTEC® valvetrain, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission – the industry’s first 10AT for a front-wheel-drive passenger car. This is rumored to be a de-tuned version of what is available in the recently released Honda Civic Type-R. An all-new, even more refined Hybrid will be powered by the next-generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid technology, which uniquely operates without the use of a conventional automatic transmission.
“With these three advanced new powertrains, the tenth-generation Accord will be the most fun-to-drive, refined and fuel-efficient Accord yet,” said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of America Honda Motor Co., Inc. “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 tenth-generation Honda Accord will be built at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio auto plant. With both turbo engines coming from Honda’s Anna, Ohio engine plant, the CVT transmission coming from their Russells Point, Ohio plant, and the new 10-speed automatic transmission coming from their plant in Tallapoosa, Georgia, this vehicle has some surprising American roots. Honda also recently announced they are investing $149 million in their Russellls Point and Tallapoosa plants to facilitate production of the first 10-speed automatic transmission.
Honda plans to officially release the 2018 Honda Accord to the world on July 14th. Be sure to check back then for more information.
If you are interested in finding a new Honda Accord, be sure to visit your local AutoNation Honda dealer for more information.