The 2018 Honda Accord ditches the V6 powertrain and will be only offered with a range of turbocharged 4-cylinder engines.
The 2018 Honda Accord has been finally unveiled globally. The car is longer and wider than before and is based on a longer wheelbase as well. The styling of the car takes inspiration from the Civic with a fastback like sloping rear end and a low front end. The car looks different from the previous generation car but carries forward the Honda styling virtues like the protruding front grille and full LED headlights. The rear too gets C-shaped LED taillights and dual exhaust ports.
On the insides, the 2018 Honda Accord features an entirely new dashboard that looks a lot more funkier than before.There is no gear lever for starters and you get the various drive modes in the form of physical buttons. There is a large floating touchscreen infotainment system that supports all kinds of connectivity options and also a 4GLTE Wifi Hotspot. This also enables the car to receive over the air updates like a Tesla. There are heated, ventilated and electrically operated front seats, and heated rear seats. Top variants will also get a heads up display, whule the overall cabin quality sees a step up as well.
The 2018 Honda Accord will be powered by a range of turbo petrol motors. A 1.5-litre turbo petrol replaces the naturally aspirated 2.4-litre unit (that develops 192 HP and 260 Nm), while a 2.0-litre turbo-4 replaces the V6 petrol (develops 252 HP and 370 Nm). These two engines will be mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The third engine variant will be the 2-mode Hybrid and is powered by a 2.0-litre in line 4 petrol motor that runs on the Atkinson cycle. The Hybrid gets a CVT gearbox only. The 2018 Honda Accord could be headed to India early next year at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo where it could make its debut.