Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

Honda Accord: Can't Take The Heat

Honda Accord: Can't Take The Heat

Additionally, the maker is preparing to introduce the 2018 model of the Accord next week.

The direct-injected engine is a 1.5 litre engine and includes 16 values of double overhead cam (DOHC) with dual variable timing control (dual VTC).

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The 2.0 litre engine, as per Honda is very similar in design to the 2017 Civic Type R engine and it produces about 252HP with 273 lb. -ft. of torque. Buyers can also choose a 2.0L 16V four with i-VTEC and 10-speed auto or 6-speed manual in sport trim making 278 hp and 252 lb-ft torque.

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.

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The 1.5-litre motor will come mated to a CVT unit, while the 2.0-litre will be offered with the - Honda's claimed - world's first front-engine, front-wheel-drive 10-speed automatic transmission.

The sedan comes with outfitted with vehicle connectivity features, driver-assistance and safety features. The new generation Accord will have two driving modes - Normal and Sport along with Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spots Monitoring and Cross Traffic & Driver Awareness Monitoring. While the new motor is said to deliver better performance than the previous generation inline-four, the V-6 might be missed by the Accord fans. But Reuters pointed out that the new, 10th-generation Accord, much like the rival Toyota Camry due to launch in July, has several key selling points that set it apart from its predecessor, such as additional horsepower, improved fuel economy, European-style design language, and new safety features.

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Image: Honda debuts new 2018 Accord in the US.

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