(Web Desk) - Japanese automaker Honda has unveiled the 2018 Honda Accord at an event in the US.
One of the new engine is a 1.5L 16V unit with dual VTC packs 192 hp and 185 lb-ft torque. The main novelty is the new 10-speed automatic transmission, but again with the Sport you can bundle the six-speed manual.
Honda claims that the new engine variants use high-efficiency, low-inertia, turbo-charged, variable valve timing, low-pressure-loss air intake and high accuracy direct injection systems to produce power instantaneously, while offering new levels of fuel economy. The electronic package with the new generation Honda Accord offers two driving modes (Normal and Sport), Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spots Monitoring with Cross Traffic and Driver Awareness Monitoring. Next up is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder good for 252 hp (188 kW) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm), instead of 278 hp (207 kW) and 252 lb-ft (342 Nm) as seen in the former 3.5-liter V6.
Honda is hitting its USA customers with yet another recall - this time over flaming batteries.
This isn't just a cosmetic exercise though, as this tenth-generation model is all-new from the ground up and employs a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis, a pair of new high-torque direct-injected and turbocharged engines, and a 10-speed automatic transmission that's a first for a front-drive auto. And for those wanting a more eco-friendly and fuel-efficient Accord, the new 2018 Accord Hybrid will be available in Hybrid, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring trims.
Pricing details for the 2018 Honda Accord have not yet been revealed, but the auto should be available in USA showrooms by October 2017.