The Honda Accord is a series of automobiles manufactured by Honda since 1976, best known for its four-door sedan variant, which has been one of the best-selling cars in the US since 1989. The Accord nameplate has been applied to a variety of vehicles worldwide, including coupes, wagons, hatchbacks and a crossover. The 2018 redesigned model should bring more than enough changes inside and outside paired with the new design language that will rocket the sales once more. Key updates are expected to be a new platform and the addition of a new turbocharged engine. What will be instantly clear is that Honda adopted a sleeker, sportier look for the latest generation of its popular mid-size sedan, and a larger footprint of the car meaning more space inside. But let’s keep reading for more information.
2018 Accord Changes
Since the new design language is going to be applied on the outside as well as inside, it has been hard to come by info about exterior design features, but we managed to dig out some rumors and talks about it. As first the size of new Accord will be increased in order to be seperated form the new Civic. On the outside you will find a sleek profile with an arching roofline that merges smoothly into an aggressively sloping rear window. Accord will also gain the brand’s new corporate grille that adorns the larger Pilot crossover and Ridgeline truck, which is awesome.
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The fast cabin echoes that of the current Civic sedan and marks a departure from the more conservative shape of today’s Accord. The next Accord also will share its platform with the Civic which is the new modular design from Honda that is lighter and stiffer than anything previously used by the automaker for its regular fleet and should benefit the Accord’s dynamic qualities considerably. A version of the platform will also underpin Honda’s next-generation CR-V.
When you take a glimpse at the interior it reveals that designers have looked at the Civic for inspiration, with the compact car’s angular design themes being transferred over on the Accord. Making it somewhat wider also helps a lot inside, increasing the overall comfort for the passengers. Interior is going to get updated in a way where Honda will combine Civics and Accords interior and produce something mind blowing. On the tech side we can expect Honda Sensing active safety technology to continue to be a key piece in marketing the sedan as a safe and reliable family car. Features like forward collision warning, automatic braking, active lane-keeping and adaptive cruise help earn the current car a coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating on well-equipped models. This will all find its way inside of the redesigned Accord for the 2018, and get updated, because there is no such thing as enough safety, if you want to stay competitive that is.
2018 Honda Accord engine and specs
When we talk about engines and Honda Accord we come across many different opinions and information. One of them is a 1.5 L turbocharged 4 cylinder engine that will be pole bearer of the next Accord. Civic with the same engine develops 174 HP and 162 lb-ft of torque, which might get increased for the Accord.There are some talks that Honda might be throwing away its 3.5 L V6 in favor of 2.0 Lturbocharged unit that might replace it. Highly unlikely if you ask us but ok, lets run with this for now.
What is left as a good news is that an Accord Hybrid will also be offered, featuring the same intact 212 HP 4 cylinder engine and electric motor combo that Honda introduced in the 2017 Accord Hybrid.
Release date and price
Release date of the redesigned Accord for the 2018 is unknown, but we expect that it might be revealed near the end of 2017 and that the sales might start sometime around mid 2018. We will wait and see if there will be anymore changes and detailed information about it, and we would appreciate it if you all would stay with us. Price of the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord is another thing that is not known for sure. We predict that it will be around $30.000 or slightly more depending on the trim and engine, while we expect that the Hybrid will be somewhat more expensive, around $39.000-$40.000.
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