Tenth-Gen 2018 Honda Accord to Launch This Year with New Turbo Engines, Hybrid Powertrain
The all-new 2018 Honda Accord won’t launch until later this year, but today Honda revealed that the tenth generation of the venerable midsize sedan will feature a lineup of three powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains.
Two available high-torque, high-efficiency turbocharged powerplants will be offered on the 2018 Accord. They include a 1.5-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC), paired to either a Honda continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) or 6-speed manual transmission, and a 2.0-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with i-VTEC valvetrain, mated to a six-speed manual or the industry’s first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-wheel-drive passenger car.
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The third all-new powertrain will be a next-generation two-motor hybrid system for the Accord Hybrid, which will operate 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 Honda executive Jeff Conrad. “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.”
Though obscured by camouflage in the photo released today, Honda says that the Accord’s design has also been refreshed, incorporating a lower and wider appearance to project a more aggressive and athletic stance.
The automaker promises to release additional details on the all-new 2018 Accord design, technology, and performance in the weeks ahead.
The Accord’s two new turbo engines will both be produced at Honda’s Anna, Ohio engine plant, while the CVT transmission will be manufactured at the company’s Russells Point, Ohio facility nd its new 10-speed automatic transmission will be built at the automaker’s Tallapoosa, Georgia plant.
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