News 2018 Honda Accord First Look: Lower, Wider, Shorter

15:59  18 july  2017
15:59  18 july  2017 Source:   Motor Trend

Honda releases powertrain info for new Accord

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The more upscale 2018 Honda Accord enters the world with a new powertrain lineup, which drops the V-6 for new turbocharged four-cylinders, a new hybrid system, and a 10-speed transmission.

The all-new 2018 Accord goes on sale this fall, and the world debut today in Detroit and Los Angeles reveals a stylish and sportier 10th generation of the midsize sedan. Replacing the Accord is a big deal, given its history of being a top-selling midsize sedan—a perpetual second place to the Toyota Camry but often first when it comes to sales to retail customers, not including rental and corporate fleets.

10th-generation Honda Accord set to debut on July 14

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But Honda also must reconcile that the Accord resides in a segment in decline as consumers continue to flock to crossovers over sedans. The Accord is now No. 3 in Honda sales, trailing the compact CR-V crossover and the recently redesigned Civic sedan, coupe, and hatchback line.

All Accords, including the new hybrid, will continue to be made in Marysville, Ohio. The engines and continuously variable transmission also come from Ohio, and the 10-speed transmission is made in Georgia.

The lineup has two all-new direct-injection turbocharged engines. The 1.5-liter base engine generates 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, up from 185 hp and 181 lb-ft, and is mated to a continuously variable transmission. A six-speed manual is available on the Sport trim.

2018 Honda Accord Will Debut July 14

  2018 Honda Accord Will Debut July 14 Honda dropped a ton of info on the next-gen Accord earlier this month, and now it’s giving us our first glimpse of the midsizer’s front end with a new teaser sketch. In addition, the automaker announced that the 2018 Honda Accord will debut on July 14 in Detroit. In the sketch, the Accord wears Acura-like headlights with LED projectors and vertical lighting elements that resemble the Honda luxury division's "Jewel Eye" lamps. The grille features a horizontal chrome bar similar to the Civic's, and the lower valance has a reverse-trapezoidal shape. The entire front fascia appears to be lower, giving the car a sleek, sporty look.

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Now that the 2018 Honda Accord has debuted, learn more about the Accord right here:

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Whereas Toyota is sticking with an optional V-6 engine for its upmarket Camry, Honda is moving to a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. Derived from the unit in the new Civic Type R, the turbo-four generates 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, replacing the outgoing 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6. It is tuned for low-end torque and does not require premium fuel. The engine is paired with the first 10-speed automatic in a front-drive car and is also available with the six-speed manual transmission on the Sport trim.

The hybrid uses a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated Atkinson-cycle engine and has electric motors that are the first to use magnets containing no heavy rare earth metals. The new power unit with the battery pack is now under the rear floor instead of in the trunk, freeing more cargo room.

2018 Honda Civic Type R priced at $40,890 in Canada

  2018 Honda Civic Type R priced at $40,890 in Canada Just over 40-large buys you Honda's red-hot Civic Type RHonda has announced the Civic Type R will hit Canadian dealers on July 14 with a starting price of $40,890 before destination. That’s not a bad deal, considering the Civic Type R’s main rivals – the Volkswagen Golf R, Subaru WRX STI and Ford Focus RS – are all within the $40K price point.

2018 Honda Accord First Look : Lower , Wider , Shorter - Motor Trend. Honda sports up its sedan line with the 2018 Accord - Los Angeles Times.

2018 Honda Accord First Look : Lower , Wider , Shorter - Motor Trend. Honda sports up its sedan line with the 2018 Accord - Los Angeles Times.

The car has a new MacPherson strut front suspension for better ride and handling; it also has a new multilink rear suspension. New for 2018, the Accord gets its first adaptive damper system to adjust shock absorber damping force every 1/500 of a second.

The 2018 Accord is wider, shorter, and lower, but the wheelbase has grown by 2.16 inches for increased interior space. It is also 110 to 176 pounds lighter with a more rigid body structure and new chassis.

Although the wheelbase is longer, the overall length is 0.39 inch shorter, pushing the wheels farther toward the corners. The car is 0.39 inch wider with a wider wheel track, the height has dropped 0.6 inch, and occupants sit lower in the car, so there is still ample headroom and shoulder room. Rear seats have been pushed back for an extra 2.5 inches of legroom. The overall passenger volume of 105.7 cubic feet is an increase of 2.5 cubic feet, and there is more trunk space.

"We are redefining the Honda Accord for a new generation of buyers by bringing something unexpected that challenges the idea of what a mainstream sedan can be," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda.

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2018 Honda Accord First Look : Lower , Wider , Shorter - Motor Trend. Honda sports up its sedan line with the 2018 Accord - Los Angeles Times.

2018 Honda Accord First Look : Lower , Wider , Shorter - Motor Trend. Honda sports up its sedan line with the 2018 Accord - Los Angeles Times.

The design goal was to give the car a more athletic stance with a low and wide body, more raked windshield, short overhang, low hood, large, more angled greenhouse, and narrow roof pillars, as well as sculpted body sides and an upswept decklid. The result is a cleaner, simpler look—and it is 3 percent more dynamic. Designers gave it a bolder and more upright front fascia. It retains the chrome wing grille bookmarked by LED headlights and foglights. In the back are LED taillights and duel exhaust ports.

Inside there is a new soft-touch instrument panel in a three-tier design, as well as a new steering wheel with thumb rests and paddle shifters. The driver's seat has 12-way adjustment, and the front seats can be heated and cooled.

There is a new infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen that retains buttons for volume and tuning—in response to critics of the lack of a redundant knobs on the Honda Civic. The Accord has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a number of apps. There is also a 7.0-inch display in front of the driver. The Touring trims of the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter models have a new 6.0-inch head-up display.

The next generation of HondaLink telematics offers services such as emergency roadside assistance, remote locking/unlocking and engine start, stolen-vehicle tracking, remote diagnostics, and geofencing.

There is wireless device charging, automatic Bluetooth phone pairing, 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi-enabled over-the-air system updates, as well as a number of audio system options and USB charging ports.

Honda Sensing technology—a suite of safety systems—is standard on all models and, importantly, on all trim levels, including base models. The automaker has also added new safety driver-assistance and connected-car features. Included are collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, cross-traffic monitoring, and driver-awareness monitoring.

The 1.5-liter Accord will be available in six trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi, and Touring. The 2.0-liter model has four trims available: Sport, EX-L, EX-L Navi, and Touring. And the new Accord Hybrid will be available in five trims: Hybrid, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi, and Touring.

Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

Read more on the Honda Accord on MSN Autos

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