Being the best-selling model from Honda, the company always gives it their best when it comes to improvements and modifications for the Accord model. This way, all new models are able to maintain the reputation of this car. In this regard, next generation is no exception. It will come as 2018 Honda Accord and it will be based on Honda Concept C and Acura RX. It will be offered as sedan and coupe variants.
2018 Honda Accord – Platform and Exterior
Sedan version will be the first model of the upcoming generation while coupe variant is expected to arrive a bit later. Being available as a conventional four-door sedan, it will certainly bring in a lot of renovations. This new generation will be based on a completely new platform that also underpins Civic compact model. The new platform of 2018 Honda Accord will be characteristically lighter, thanks to the extensive usage of lightweight materials. Present model uses 50 percent of HSS for its manufacturing; this percentage will increase even more for the upcoming model.
All in all, this will result in great weight cost savings, which will, in turn, result in better efficiency overall. The upcoming Accord is also expected to have an enhanced visual appearance. It is expected to borrow most of its design cues from latest Civic model. A fastback-like rear portion is probably the most noticeable element borrowed from Civic. On the other hand, the front portion has a more angular and boxier shape, which is defined by grille line and square LED headlight projector.
2018 Honda Accord – Interior Changes
If you wish to have comfortable long distance journeys, Honda Accord 2018 is a perfect vehicle for you. Also, there are several new features added inside this car. It will comfortably be able to accommodate up to 5 passengers and it will offer more spacious interiors than the current model. Along with that, the cabin will feature a more sophisticated design. Seats offer maximum comfort to passengers and driver. Both front and rear seats are designed in black and they can be folded for more cargo space. This way, you are assured to accommodate sufficient amount of travel luggage.
2018 Honda Accord – Powertrain Details
Honda will once again be offering a 2.0-liter hybrid variant with 212 hp four-cylinder gas engines and an incorporated electrical system. The 2017 model features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 hp of output and 3.5-liter with 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. It is expected that 2018 Honda Accord will use a turbocharged motor for having better output numbers than that.
A 4 cylinder engine will continue to serve as the base option while a turbocharged 4 cylinder unit should offer as a more potent option instead of V6 unit. The upcoming Accord Hybrid will feature the same powertrain as 2017 model.
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2018 Honda Accord – Price and Release Date
The base price of 2018 Honda Accord should remain same to that of 2017 model, which starts at $23,000. The price will range from approximately $24,100 to $37,000 and hybrid variant should start at $30,000. This upcoming model is expected to arrive late in 2017 as 2018 model.