What’s new for the 2018 Honda Accord?
Currently with the 2017 model, the Accord is on its ninth generation, but an all-new tenth generation – set to debut as a 2018 model – could change much of what we know about the Accord. Though we don’t know everything yet, we are starting to find out what’s new for the 2018 Honda Accord.
New Look for the Honda Accord
Make no mistake, this is a completely new model for the Accord, and it will have a whole new look. Not much sense can be made from the press photos that are currently circulating out there as all the bodywork and lines are obfuscated with special paint. Honda has promised an Accord that is both lower and wider, which makes for a more aggressive and athletic stance.
New Honda Accord powertrains
Perhaps the biggest change for the 2018 Accord comes in the powertrain lineup. There are two turbos to start out the lineup with the first being a 1.5-liter turbo, and the latter being a 2.0-liter turbo. Power figures have yet to be released for either of these engines, but with Honda, they are sure to be impressive.
The third powertrain option is for the Accord Hybrid. This next generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid technology is set to be an improvement over the already impressive Accord Hybrid specs and features. More details are set to be released soon.
New Honda Accord transmissions
Some people still come to the Accord and the Civic because Honda keeps making them available with manual transmissions. So with talks of a new Accord around the corner, many people probably assumed that it would be another car that said goodbye to the old manual transmission, but that is not the case. In fact, Honda is making a 6-speed manual transmission available with both of the new turbo engines.
On the automatic side, the 1.5-liter turbo can be equipped with a CVT. The 2.0-liter turbo can be equipped with a 10-speed automatic. This marks the first time that a 10-speed automatic has been available in a front-wheel drive car. As another sign of Honda’s innovation, the hybrid drivetrain will operate without the use of a conventional transmission.